The Bronx River High School exists in order to ensure that our students are ready for the academic and social rigors of a college education.
We strive to create a challenging learning environment that encourages high expectations for all students through development-appropriate instruction that allows for individual differences and learning styles. Our mission is to ensure that all students are “college-ready” when they graduate, in addition to building a strong moral character that stresses the value of caring for ourselves, each other, our school, and the larger community in which we live.
Our school is built upon the following 5 Core Values:
Love of Learning
- We believe that all students can learn and want to learn, no matter how they express their desire to learn
- As human beings, we experience one of the deepest and most profound feelings of satisfaction when we understand that we have truly learned something new
- As teachers, our deepest sense of personal satisfaction is when we know that we have had a positive impact on the life of a child
- We believe that students learn best when instruction is varied in its practice and is individualized to students’ particular learning styles in order to fully engage and motivate our students
- Collaboration brings the greatest results, between teachers, between students
- Students develop higher levels of mastery when they can apply learned knowledge and skills to new situation.
- We believe the future will be better based on our efforts, and we want to put in the effort to realize that future
- We don’t get hung up on frustrations and setbacks.
- We have the strength to hang in when the going gets tough and consistently rise up to face all the challenges in our lives and school
- We set high goals and persevere in achieving those goals
- We understand that mistakes are part of learning, and failure leads to strength
- We strive to live our lives honestly, both academically and socially
- If you are not asking questions, you are not thinking.
- We learn best when the curriculum offers creative opportunities and activities
- Students are curious to apply learned knowledge and skills to new, real-world situations
- Before anyone cares about what you know, he/she wants to know you care
- We must put ourselves in the shoes of others before passing judgment, treating someone harshly, or speaking cruelly about others. We have compassion
- We care about ourselves, others, our school environment, and the larger community in which we live
- We understand that we are responsible for our own actions or inactions, and we know that we are free to choose them