Founded in 2008, BxC is a K-8 school that is one of the few progressive public schools in the Bronx.
We are a small learning community founded on the principle that children learn best when they are active participants in their own learning. 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.
BxC has 520 students in grades K-8.
Every class is co-taught, usually by a special educator and a general educator.
BxC has consistently high levels of staff retention.
BxC is proud to be one of the few charter schools in NYC with a unionized staff.
Our progressive curriculum includes:
An all-school study each year each year: The Bronx River, our neighborhood, our school building, etc.
Interdisciplinary curriculum with many opportunities for deep and materials-rich studies
Balanced literacy supported by extensive classroom libraries, and whole class novels including The Hate U Give and Children of Blood and Bone.
Social studies curriculum that engages students with both contemporary and historical issues including gentrification and displacement, immigration policy, and more.
Math curriculum that uses Illustrative Mathematics supplemented by teacher-created explorations to foster depth in mathematical knowledge and practices
Inquiry-based science including dissecting cow eyeballs, studying the solar system, and learning about the science and politics of forensics using contemporary case studies.
We look for candidates who are passionate, creative, and collaborative, ready to work with colleagues to engage students and push their thinking.