Students Return Back to School September 8, 2016! 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 8, 2016! 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 28, 2016 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: Bronx Latin Parent Student Handbook 2016-17

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 2016-17 Bronx Latin planner to keep track of Daily Assignments

Bronx Latin 12th Grade Civics Students recieve phone call from the White House and letters from Vice President Joe Biden!

This year, one of the Bronx Latin 12th Grade Honors Civics classes had the students write letters to the President, Vice President, their two Senators, and local Congressman. This week Bronx Latin recieved a phone call from the White House, where the office of Presidential Correspondence said the the letters students had written had touched the hearts of people in the White House and the President’s office. They spoke about the possibility of having Bronx Latin students attend an event at the White House in March!

In addition to this, Bronx Latin students also recieved letters signed by Vice President Joe Biden, addressed to students and addressing each of the individual concernts that the students had made.

We are very proud of the students who wrote the letters and very proud of the letters and invitation they recieved baJoe Biden Letterck!

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: