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Brianna Benabe (l.) and Seidy Martinez work with teacher Michael Comerford at thriving Bronx Latin, in U.S.’ poorest district.

Bronx Latin

Students here are greeted by two things each morning: the school motto, “Fortes Fortuna Juvat,” or “Fortune Favors the Brave,” and the friendly face of principal Annette Fiorentino.

“We’ve been called the ‘Breaking all odds school,'” says Fiorentino, who can count Bronx Latin’s 89.5% graduation rate among the school’s achievements.

Much of her student body lives in Morrisania, part of the nation’s poorest Congressional district and Fiorentino dedicates a lot of time to family outreach.

A staffer calls the families of absent students – daily. Her guidance counselors and teachers do a certain number of phone calls each month, and submit logs of their work.

The numbers reflect their efforts: Bronx Latin’s attendance rate, currently at 93%, is never below 90%, Fiorentino says. The school’s 48 seniors all applied to college and 39 already have acceptances, including one student who got a full ride to Gettysburg College.

Parent Teacher Conference


Please be advised that Parent Teacher Conferences are on:

Thursday March 26, 2015

5:00 pm.-7:30 pm.


Friday March 27, 2015

1:00 pm.-3:00 pm. 

(** Half-day all students will be dismissed at 12 pm**)

Important Dates:

Spring Recess: April 3rd- April 10th( classes resume April 13th, 2015)

ELA state exams are on April 14th- April 16th

Math state exams are on April 22nd -April 24th,2015

High School Regents are on June 13th-June 24th



Tenga en cuenta que las conferencias de padres y maestros están en :

Jueves 26 de marzo 2015 05:00 pm. – 7 : 30 pm


Viernes 27 de marzo 2015 01:00 pm. – 3 : 00 hs.

(** Medio día todos los estudiantes saldrán a las 12:00 pm ** )

Fechas importantes:

Receso de Primavera: abril 3ra 10 de abril ( se currículum las clases 13 de abril 2015 )

Exámenes estatales de ELA son en abril 14th- 16 de abril

Exámenes estatales de matemáticas son el 22 de abril -abril 24 , 2015

Alta Regents Escuela están en 13 junio a 24 junio

Saturday School Schedule

Saturday School ends March 28, 2015. There are exactly 2 more Saturday School days left for Middle School.

Make sure your student is on time! Saturday Academy is from 9:00 – 1:00

February 7, 2015 February 28, 2015
March 7, 2015 March 14, 2015
Match 21, 2015 March 28, 2015