Explore the significance of Pi’s unusual name
Bronx Science is a place where students and faculty alike experience the excitement of the motivated mind and the Samaritan heart. The people here are of a special breed, where a little push goes a long way, an all-nighter is not uncommon, and a smile is bound to appear no matter how taxing life may be at the moment. Bronx Science is not simply an educational institution, it is a home--a home for an ever-growing family with one common goal: to advance the self and society.
A Brief History
The Bronx High School of Science was founded in 1938 and started with some 400 male students under Dr. Morris Meister, the founding principal. Within the first year the themes of the school had been set. A school newspaper, Science Survey, and a constitution were established. Green and gold were chosen by Dr. Meister as the school colors, green to represent chlorophyll and gold the sun, both of which are essential to the chain of life.
In 1959, a new Bronx Science was opened. The old building on Creston Avenue and 184th Street was abandoned for a new, state-of-the-art building on 205th Street (between Goulden & Paul Avenues). Here, a striking mural of great scientists greets those entering the main lobby, reminding students, staff and visitors of the paramount importance of the life of the mind.
The diversity and number of students at Bronx Science has increased a great deal since its founding. The school today has dozens of ethnicities and a population of over 3000 students.
Each year, thousands of students from the five boroughs of New York City take a comprehensive examination containing both math and verbal questions. The exam is constantly being updated for greater testing accuracy, and the cut-off score required for admission to each of the eight specialized testing high schools varies from year to year depending upon seat availability.
In order to graduate with a Bronx...