BxC was founded by local educators and families looking for an alternative to the large and anonymous traditional public schools in the area. Starting with family forums in which a core group of local educators and over 40 local families discussed a vision for a school that really focused on the interests and strengths of children and families, Bronx Community began to take root. Community-based organizations lent their support, New York State approved the vision of the school, and 354 families applied for the 100 spaces in BxC’s founding kindergarten and first grade classes.
Bronx Community Charter School (BxC) is a small learning community founded on the principle that children learn best when they are active participants in their own learning. BxC is currently serving kindergarten through second grade, growing to kindergarten through eighth grade by 2016. Our students raise questions about the world around them, engage with a wide range of materials, and learn through their interactions with each other and all of the adults in the school community. Children learn to use their minds well, cultivating strong intellectual habits and skills to become self-directed learners with clear passions and ambitions. Teachers know children deeply and develop powerful curriculum to meet the needs and interests of their students. All members of our school community are committed to making thoughtful choices, advancing democratic values, and effecting change in the broader community.