Mission - Frequently cited as the most renowned high school in America, the Bronx High School of Science attracts an intellectually gifted blend of culturally, ethnically and economically diverse students. Scienceites, as the school's students are known, are supported by an actively involved Parents' Association, Alumni Foundation, and a core of skilled teachers who excel at their craft. Our students are proud of their school's alumni, who include eight Nobel Prize winners, the first African-American neurosurgeon, countless authors, lawyers, physicians, educators, artists, entertainers and leaders in business and government.

Founded in 1938, the Bronx High School of Science has earned a worldwide reputation as one of the finest public secondary schools in the country. Contrary to popular belief, we are not only a school that trains future scientists and mathematicians, but also a school in which the humanities flourish.


We are the ideal school for all who seek a rigorous college preparatory program and wish to learn in an environment committed to educational excellence.


Curriculum - In order to graduate with a Bronx Science diploma, every student must complete required courses and the following New York State Regents exams must be passed:

  • English

  • Global History

  • U.S. History

  • Biology

  • Chemistry

  • Physics

  • Integrated Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra 2 & Trigonometry

  • a Regents in any World Language

Bronx Science emphasizes a well rounded student, and each department is staffed by an outstanding faculty that is committed to teaching excellence.