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Welcome Message

Denise Alexander Executive Director

"The examples you're going to see on this page are [those] staff members who every single day are committed, who through their dedication, they demonstrate they have signed onboard for these very lofty priorities of ours -- going above and beyond their professional responsibilities and requirements."

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Featured Stories of Our Heroes

Mr. Ahmed

Technology Teacher, Grades K-6

"COVID-19 has made classes like technology more needed than ever to cultivate in children important foundational skills."

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Ms. Stuttgen

Kindergarten Teacher

"Parents see their child learning and it can be eye opening for them too and they learn with us. We are having fun and we are working hard to accomplish standards and the work of a kindergarten year!"

Ms. K

1st Grade ICT, 2nd and 4th Grade Teacher

"She asked if I'd consider coming out of retirement to teach 2nd graders who need a teacher. Of course, I couldn't say No. Those were my children, and they needed me."

Ms. Andujar

Assistant to the Executive Director

"[TBCSC] is a hidden gem in the community, a place I wish I had known about when sending my children to elementary school. Ms. Alexander is available for parents whenever they need her.

A Beacon of Hope on Willis Avenue

The Bronx Charter School for Children, located at 388 Willis Avenue, in the Mott Haven neighborhood is often spoken about by parents as a “beacon of hope” in the South Bronx. Known as The BCSC Difference, our team delivers a holistic approach that ensures children can reach their full potential.

We work with all children to give access to what they need to lift out of poverty.

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EXCELLENT EDUCATION

We foster academic excellence as well as making sure we meet our families’ needs beyond the classroom.

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WHOLE CHILD SUPPORT

We nurture the whole child. We enhance our strong academic program with social-emotional support for scholar success.

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PATHWAY OUT OF POVERTY

Our academic program reflects the practices that are associated with high-performing urban schools: more time on task; standards-based instruction; research-based curricula; regular assessments; nightly homework; and horizon-broadening enrichment opportunities.


IMPACT BY THE NUMBERS

Our goal is to make an impact on the neediest families in Bronx Community School District 7. Many of our students are challenged by homelessness, learning English as another language, immigration issues, economic and food insecurity, among other issues.

Yet, our scholars come to school every day, ready to learn and succeed.

What Your Gift Helps Us Fund

Here's what your support helps us provide to our scholars:

  • 50 to buy school uniforms for scholars who need them.
  • 100 to purchase school supplies for every scholar to prevent the need to share.
  • 250 for personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies to keep everyone in the building safe.
  • 500 to purchase Chromebooks so that each scholar has a digital device to prevent educational gaps while learning at home.
  • 1,000 for a Mi-Fi hotspot for a scholar to connect to hybrid classroom instruction.

Yes, I want to support a Teacher Hero!

The Bronx Charter School for Children is a 501(c)3 public charter school. Your generous gift is 100% Tax Deductible.

Examples of Scholar Work

1st Grade

Ms. Tamarra Chrisphonte

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3rd Grade

Ms. Olivia Leone

2nd Grade

Ms. Portia Joseph

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Parent Praise

This school year will be the fourth year that my children are attending The Bronx Charter School for Children. My son is in the fourth grade and my daughter is in the third grade. Having to send my children to a charter school as opposed to a public school in my district was an easy decision. The public schools were overcrowded, understaffed, which I feel leads to teachers being overwhelmed and underperforming. I wanted my children to be in an environment where they had the opportunity to get to know their teachers, and the teachers could get to know them. If the teachers don’t have a real understanding of my children and how they learn, I can’t see how they could set realistic expectations for them. Since my children have started attending TBCSC, I can say that I am proud of how things worked out for them.

Initially, I can honestly say that I underestimated this school. People told me that it was a poor choice to send my children to a school in the South Bronx. However, I am so glad that I did not allow others to make any decisions for me because it was the BEST decision I ever made. The staff at the school are so welcoming. I can call the school at any time and know that someone was going to assist me with a great attitude (which is difficult to come by in many schools). The teachers there are truly amazing. What I love the most about the teachers is their ability to communicate with me. The teachers have included me in their class. I am well-informed on what my children are learning; they provide additional information so that I can help them at home, and most importantly, they have gone above and beyond to ensure they do all they can to make my children successful. I have developed a trusting relationship with my children’s teachers. This is not an easy task to do, but they have never made me feel like an overbearing parent. The teachers at this school applaud my involvement and encourage it. Year after year, it makes me feel good to know that my children are in good hands.

- Kadian Beckford- Parent of Current 3rd & 4th Graders

"I had a great experience at TBCSC. The teachers and staff all care for my children, both for my youngest son, who is in second grade and for my high school senior when he attended several years ago. The attentiveness the school provides is a large part of why my eldest has excelled throughout middle and high school. At his high school, he achieved the highest scores on the SAT exam and is ready for college next year. I know the education he received at TBCSC set him on a solid footing and feel confident the same will happen for my youngest."

- Angel Torres - Parent of Current Second Grader & '14 Graduate

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