The Cinema School offers a rich liberal arts education grounded in creative activity. Filmmaking serves as the core of a strong academic program that prepares students for a wide range of careers. All students are given courses needed for the Advanced Regents Diploma and at least two Advanced Placement courses. Competitive colleges love our students! In addition to providing students with essential creative and technological skills, filmmaking also deepens learning by building confidence, responsibility, teamwork, and leadership. One of our unique features is our mid-year Filmmaking and Animation Institute in which students work on film projects of their choosing and receive hands-on support from industry professionals. We offer a supportive small school community and individualized attention.
YES, I would recommend attending The Cinema School (TCS) if I had a choice. TCS is the only film school in the Bronx, let alone, America. The school dedicates two weeks of the school year to have Mid-Winter Institute (MWI ...
Mid-year Filmmaking and Animation Institute: students develop film projects, shoot on location, work with resident and guest artists that are prominent in the film industry and visit art-focused colleges and professional studios; four-year Cinema Studies curriculum includes filmmaking, storytelling, media criticism and history of visual arts; internships, independent study; College Now courses at Lehman College; all students are required to take at least two Advanced Placement courses before graduation.
The Cinema School is a select admissions school offering a rigorous liberal arts college preparatory curriculum and a four-year curriculum in filmmaking. All students will take the required courses for an Advanced Regents Diploma and take at least two Advanced Placement courses to prepare them for admissions to competitive four-year universities in any field of study they choose.
Program Specialization: Film/Video
Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 81
Admission Method: Screened
Entrance Requirements: An Admissions Activity is required for all students who do not meet screen criteria
Social Studies: 80-100
Buses: BX11, BX27, BX36, BX4, Q44
Trains: 6 to Elder Av
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Student Teacher Ratio
14 : 1
41% Male / 59% Female
of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at
The Cinema School.
Percentage of Student Body
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Black or African American
There were 2 incidents of bullying last year at The Cinema School, which equals 0.015 incidents per student.
Film Screenings, Acting & Directing in Film, After-school Film Program, Advanced Placement Exam Test Prep. Based on student interest and need, past activities have included: Archery, Yoga, Chess, Creative Writing, Daily small group Advisory Meetings, Dance, Debate, Gay-Straight Alliance, Key Club, Students Against Animal Cruelty, Partners with New York Cares for Community Service, Rock Band, Photography, SAT, School Newspaper, Student Government, Tutoring, Regents Prep, Variety & Talent Shows, Web Design, Yearbook