Principal’s Welcome

 

Greetings,

The Bronx Center for Science & Mathematics is an “unscreened school” in the Morrisania section of the South Bronx, the poorest Congressional District in America, a neighborhood President Jimmy Carter described as “the worst slum in America.” BCSM’s average graduation rate over the past 6 years is 88%, compared to 70% in New York City and 60% in the Bronx. 78% of BCSM students are first in family/first generation college-bound. BCSM’s academic rigor is complemented by our core virtues that guide our school’s culture: Respect, Integrity, Honor, Excellence, Commitment, Perseverance, and Service. In 2010, BCSM was recognized as the #1 high school in NYC in terms of total community service hours, despite our relatively small size.

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BCSM scholars are expected to work harder than they have ever been asked to work before knowing that all of that hard work will inevitably lead to intelligence and character.

Our school community has been able to secure over $6 million in college scholarships for our scholars from 2009-2015 to attend some of the very best colleges and universities in America. Our students have attended or currently attend some of the following schools: Dartmouth College, University of Pennsylvania (Wharton), NYU, Wellesley, Amherst, Babson, Depauw, Vanderbilt, Smith, Bowdoin, Middlebury, Fordham University, Syracuse University, Hamilton College, Colby College, Macaulay Honors at Lehman College, Sophie Davis Bio medical Program, City College of New York, and SUNY Albany. We have a proven track record of success.

BCSM is celebrating our 10-year anniversary and over the past decade we have invested in creating an institution that helps prepare our scholars to compete at any college or university. We have managed to recruit the best middle school students and hire the best teachers in New York City. As a result, BCSM is recognized by the U.S. News and World Report and Newsweek for being among the “Best Public High Schools in America.”

I am excited to introduce you to the BCSM family and I am confident that together we will be successful in preparing our scholars for the rigors of college and careers.

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”

                                                                                                    – Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Mr. Tom's Signature

 

 

Edward Tom

Founder & Principal,

Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics

 

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