Bronxville High School has been awarded the prestigious designation of a 2023 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. It is one of 353 schools nationwide to be recognized with the award.
The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes schools based on overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among students. The coveted award also affirms and validates the hard work of educators, families and communities in striving for and attaining exemplary achievement. In addition, schools are recognized for demonstrating effective and innovative teaching and learning practices and supporting teachers and staff through meaningful professional learning opportunities.
“It is an honor to be awarded this national distinction,” Principal Ann Meyer said. “The students at Bronxville are outstanding. Our faculty are tremendous educators dedicated to providing a meaningful high school experience to our students. The parents and community are true partners with us in providing this unparalleled education. The Bronxville Promise is our vision and each day, as a community of learners, we seek to live up to it in new and innovative ways.”
Since its founding in 1922, the Bronxville School has been committed to providing an excellent education. In addition to providing traditional measures of achievement, the high school engages students in authentic learning experiences that go beyond content mastery and focus on competencies that prepare them for postsecondary pursuits. Bronxville educators’ work is guided by the Bronxville Promise, which focuses on student well-being and teaches students to lead, innovate, think critically and engage the world. At Bronxville High School, educators have designed instruction that replicates the work of historians, artists, musicians, engineers, researchers, writers, mathematicians, filmmakers and scientists; and students publicly share their work and receive feedback not only from teachers, but from experts within the field.
According to the program, National Blue Ribbon Schools serve as models of effective and innovative school practices for state and district educators and other schools throughout the nation. In a statement, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona congratulated this year’s awardees on fostering academic excellence and building positive school cultures that support students and allows them to thrive academically, socially and emotionally.
The U.S. Department of Education will formally recognize the award recipients during an awards ceremony on Nov. 16 and 17 in Washington, D.C.