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Pelham Preparatory Academy

Pelham Preparatory Academy is a coeducational public school for students in grades 9 through 12.

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Institution Type: Public Setting: Urban


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Pelham Preparatory Academy says

High expectations for achievement, positive self-esteem and values enable our students to progress into worthy adulthood and effective community participation. Our school is committed to a challenging academic program. The classes are small and the teachers and staff work closely with students and families. Our partner, the University of Vermont, begins working with students when they enter 9th grade and continues their work through graduation.

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College Preparation Program (9th-12th grade) sponsored by the University of Vermont, Lehman College and Monroe College; Summer Bridge Program (incoming 9th graders) sponsored by Lehman College; After-school enrichment classes and tutoring sponsored by Lehman College; Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs(GEAR UP), TRIO Programs; College Now, City University of New York (CUNY) At Home-In College Program, JumpStart Program sponsored by Monroe College; College For Every Student (CFES) Service Learning Programs including Peer Mentoring and Leadership Training

Program Overview

Program Specialization: Humanities and Interdisciplinary

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 108

Admission Method: Limited unscreened


Buses: BX12, BX12-SBS, BX26, BX39, BX8

Trains: 2, 5 to Pelham Pkwy



Public schools are supported through local, state, and federal funding, and do not charge tuition to students who attend them.



Admission Priorities

  • Priority to Bronx students or residents who attend an information session
  • Then to New York City residents who attend an information session
  • Then to Bronx students or residents
  • Then to New York City residents

Important Dates

Regular Application Deadline: December 2



92% of students graduate from Pelham Preparatory Academy

Test Scores

1288 Average score for the SAT Composite

Test Section Average Score
SAT Math 438
SAT Verbal 431
SAT Writing 419

NYC Report Card

Overall Score
College and Career Readiness


Pelham Preparatory Academy received a Silver award from US News in 2013.

  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP United States Government and Politics
  • AP Physics B
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture
  • AP Spanish Literature and Culture
  • AP United States History
  • AP Environmental Science (Online)

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 506
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 149
10 156
11 115
12 86

Pelham Preparatory Academy's relatively variable enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Pelham Preparatory Academy's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 20 : 1
Gender 48% Male / 52% Female
Socioeconomic Diversity

74% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at Pelham Preparatory Academy.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Hispanic/Latino 50%
Black or African American 40%
Asian 2%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

There were 16 incidents of bullying last year at Pelham Preparatory Academy, which equals 0.0319 incidents per student.


The Challenge academic competition sponsored by Cablevision, Art, ASPIRA, Beginner's Band, CFES Leadership Class, Chess, College and SAT Preparation, Computer, Dance, Drama, Drama Workshop, Introduction to Computers, Mentoring Program, National Honor Society, Panther Press Journalism, Peer Tutoring, PEP & Latin Jazz Band, Pep Band, Poetry, Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica (National Spanish Honor Society), Student Council, Student Union, Web Design.
  • Art Club
  • Band
  • Chess Club
  • Dance Club
  • Dance Team
  • Drama Club
  • Honor Society
  • Student Government
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Indoor Track
  • Lacrosse
  • Outdoor Track
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross Country
  • Indoor Track
  • Outdoor Track
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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