NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers speech at Bronx Latin

CPCSLjrU8AAYD3wOn September 16, 2015 New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio delivered his Equity and Excellence speech at Bronx Latin. Our school was honored to host the mayor and over 300 of the top officials in New York City’s education system, including our schools Chancellor Carmin Farina

During the speech, Mayor de Blasio had some kind words for Bronx Latin as well:

It’s an honor to be here at Bronx Latin. I want to thank Principal Annette Fiorentino of Bronx Latin and the principals at the two other schools that share this building… We’re so happy to be here, because the kids and educators at Bronx Latin exemplify what we want to see, and what we are going to see, at schools all across the city. Bronx Latin looks like a lot of our schools – 92 percent of its students live in poverty. But a love of learning permeates every corner of this place. Students excel in so much, from English to biology to history. 89 percent of them graduate in four years. Bronx Latin students are showing us the future of New York City education. Because what’s happening at Bronx Latin can happen at any school in our city – and it will.

The roots of that achievement grow right here at Bronx Latin, where all 571 students are offered a chance to attend Saturday Academies throughout the year. Principal Fiorentino says that typically, about 300 students show up on any given Saturday morning – 300 coming to do SAT and Regents prep. Those of you who have ever lived with a child, you know how hard it can be to get one out of bed on a Saturday – much less 300.

Feel free to check out the speech in its entirety below:

Welcome back! School day time change, school supply list, and orientation information for incoming 6th and 9th graders!

523988_10102239454771560_2125255785_nBronx Latin would like to welcome back our returning students, and welcome our new 6th and 9th grade students! The first day of school is Thursday, September 4th. However, before the first day back here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Time change: The school day for both middle school and high school students will be from 8:15 – 2:35. 
  • New Student Orientation (for incoming 6th and 9th graders): Will take place in the 2nd floor auditorium on Wednesday, August 27th at 5:00 pm

As back to school shopping takes place, the following is a general school supply list for all 6 – 12th grade Bronx Latin students. Please keep in mind, some teachers may request additional supplies be purchased after the start of the school year for their particular classes

Bronx Latin Supply List

General Supplies:

  • 6 notebooks (1 for each class)
  • 7 folders (1 for each class and homework folder)
  • Supply of notebook paper (loose leaf)
  • Graph paper (Grades 8 – 12)
  • Pencils (#2)
  • Pens (black or blue ink)
  • Highlighters
  • Pencil Case
  • Ruler
  • Calculator (basic 4 function)
  • Dictionary/Thesaurus
  • Paper Towels & Tissues

More supplies may be needed for individual classes. If so the teacher will inform the students at the beginning of the school year.

Please note – the school will provide students with a planner at the beginning of the year.


Bronx Latin featured on the Teaching Channel!

Check out the videos below for Bronx Latin teachers and students being featured on the Teaching Channel for their Deeper Learning series.