Bronx Latin Information Sessions

Students using Google Expeditions, via a cardboard viewer and a smartphone, at Bronx Latin High School in New York. Credit Andrew Federman/Bronx Latin High School (via the New York Times, September 28, 2015)

Students using Google Expeditions, via a cardboard viewer and a smartphone, at Bronx Latin High School in New York. Credit Andrew Federman/Bronx Latin High School (via the New York Times, September 28, 2015)

To all parents and students in 5 and 8th grade who are applying to Bronx Latin for the 2018-19 school year – we are having our open houses for Bronx Latin the following dates:

  • Thursday, October 19, 2017
  • Friday, November 3, 2017
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017
  • Friday, December 1, 2017

All open houses are from 4:00 – 5:00 pm! If you are interested in attending Bronx Latin during the 2018-2019 – make sure you are there!

Students Return Back to School September 7, 2017! School day is 8:15 – 2:35 and doors open at 7:45 am

523988_10102239454771560_2125255785_nParents, teachers, and students all return back for the first day of classes on September 7, 2017! We would like to extend a warm welcome to all of our new 6th and 9th grade students, and welcome back our 7, 8, 10, 11, and 12th graders! “Family Night”, where incoming 6th and 9th grade parents can learn more about Bronx Latin will be held on the same night as back to school Parent Teacher Conferences, Wednesday, September 26, 2017 at 5:00 pm.

For the 2016 – 17 school year, the Bronx Latin schedule will remain the same, with school beginning at 8:15 and ending at 2:35.  For more information about Bronx Latin, please find information more information here: BL Handbook- 2017-2018Final

Dress Code for Middle School Students: 

Young Women: Middle school young women will wear white polo/cphoto 1 (5)ollared shirts; tan or beige uniform skirt to the knee (no mini-skirts); solid tan uniform slacks.  Skirts and slacks (no jeans or sweat pants) must be worn at the waist and in an appropriate size.  Jeans are not permitted.  Solid black shoes or solid black sneakers must be worn.  Sweaters and hoodies may be worn, however they MUST be solid black and hoods may not be worn on head.  Clothing worn under the uniform, such as tights or long-sleeve shirts, must either be solid black or solid white.

Young Men: Middle school young men will wear white polo/collared shirts; solid tan or beige uniform slacks.  Slacks (no jeans or sweat pants) must be worn at the waist and in an appropriate size. Jeans are not permitted.  Solid black shoes or solid black sneakers must be worn.  Sweaters and hoodies may be worn, but they MUST be solid black and hoods may not be worn on head.  Clothing worn under the uniform, such as long-sleeve shirts must either be solid black or solid white.

Dress Code for High School Students:

297551_10102279067876580_1547284126_nYoung Women: High school young women will wear black or white polo/collared shirts; tan or beige uniform skirt to the knee (no mini-skirts); solid tan uniform slacks.  Skirts and slacks (no jeans or sweat pants) must be worn at the waist and in an appropriate size.  Jeans and leggings are not permitted.  In addition to the solid black shoes or sneakers, the ladies may also wear other styles of sneakers/shoes.  Slippers and flip flops are not permitted.  Sweaters and hoodies may be worn; however they MUST be solid black and hoods may not be worn on head. Clothing worn under the uniform, such as tights or long-sleeve shirts, must either be solid black or solid white.

Young Men: High school young men will wear black or white polo/collared shirts; solid tan or beige uniform slacks.  Slacks (no jeans or sweat pants) must be worn at the waist and in an appropriate size.  Jeans are not permitted.  In addition to the solid black shoes or sneakers, the gentlemen may also wear other styles of sneakers/shoes.  Slippers and flip flops are not permitted.  Sweaters and hoodies may be worn; but they MUST be solid black and hoods may not be worn on head. Clothing worn under the uniform, such as long-sleeve shirts, must either be solid black or solid white.

Suggested school supply list for all students:schoolsupplies

  • Backpack
  • 3-ring binder (1 inch)
  • #2 pencils
  • Pens: Black or Blue
  • Eraser
  • Glue stick
  • Loose leaf notebook paper
  • Graph paper ( for grades 8 – 12)
  • Highlighters
  • Pencil sharpener (small)
  • Ruler
  • Pocket folders (about 7 or one per class)
  • Spiral Notebooks (about 4 or one for Math, Science, Social Studies, English)

* More supplies may be added after the first day of school, depending on the needs of the classes

* Students will be provided with a 2017-18 Bronx Latin planner to keep track of Daily Assignments

Bronx Latin Teacher Spotlight – Aida Rosenbaum

 I teach Earth Science and AP Environmental Science at Bronx Latin. I was inspired to become a teacher because the neighborhood school that I grew up in did not offer a decent education at the time. I could not stand for that type of inequality to persist. When I finished college I went back to that same school and taught there for 6 years.
Q: What is your favorite part about teaching?
A: I love when students are inspired by something I taught them and they come to me later to tell me about something they saw or heard outside of school that was related to our class. That shows me that students are really interested and thinking outside of school. 
Q: What is your least favorite part about teaching?
A: My least favorite part about teaching is grading lab reports and essays. However,  I know it is absolutely essential to give feedback to my students so they can learn how to improve. 
Q:What do your consider Bronx Latin’s strengths?
The strength of Bronx Latin is it’s cohesive culture. The consistency of policies and expectations keeps the environment safe and the academic level rigorous. Using data from mid-year simulations in every Regents class helps every teacher tailor review in a productive way and gets up the test results we are all looking for. 
Q;What challenges do you face at Bronx Latin?
A: We do face a challenge of a lack of space. We share a campus and every classroom is booked for basically every period of the day. This make it very difficult to find time within the school day to prepare for lab activities or make changes to the classroom set up. 
Q;Where would you like to be in 5 years?
A: In 5 years I would like to be coaching teachers more frequently and still teaching one or two classes. I feel like I have a lot to offer my peers but at the same time I love being in the classroom with students so I do not want to give that up entirely.