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Mission Statement

We recognize the needs of artistically talented students to attend a local high school that offers a strong instructional program in instrumental music, vocal music, dance, drama and visual arts. These disciplines are incorporated into the regular school day. Our standards-based four year program is designed to prepare all students with the choice of attending an institution of higher learning in a traditional academic area or in performance/visual arts.




I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Fordham High School for the Arts. It is with great pleasure and honor that you have chosen to work with our parents and students to be an intricate role with their educational journey.

As a member of the community, you have decided to be an active participant in all Fordham High School for the Arts has to offer its members to develop pedagogical skills and enhance your practice. Fordham High School for the Arts believes in high expectations for all, a positive learning environment and a school culture that incorporates accountability and diversity for all stakeholders.

I wish you all inspiration and a successful and rewarding academic year at Fordham High School for the Arts.




Fordham High School for the Arts is a school community that uses the performing arts as a tool to help students meet their academic and creative needs. We pride ourselves in building relationships with all constituencies to forge ahead in providing a community that is safe and nurturing. Fordham High School for the Arts is committed to fostering an integrated learning environment that ensures that each student has the opportunity to embrace the “arts” as well as the academics. In addition, Fordham High School for the Arts teachers and parents strive to understand the value of sharing ideas and best practices to increase student achievement.



Fordham High School for the Arts is a school that is housed in the Theodore Roosevelt Educational Campus at 500 East Fordham Road, Bronx, New York 10458. The school is centrally located in Bronx County, across from Fordham University. Theodore Roosevelt Campus is located between East Fordham Road on the north, 189th Street on the south, and between Bathgate and Washington Avenues on the east and west respectively. Every classroom and office is Internet ready.

Currently, the school occupies the west wing of the second floor. Our present student population is approximately 380 students, grades 9 12. We are projected to receive an incoming class of approximately 135 students, for the 2017-2018 school year. Over 90 percent of our student population is economically disadvantaged and qualify for free or reduced lunch indicating that they are from low income families.

The strengths at Fordham High School for the Arts lie in its mission to create a fine and performing arts program in the Bronx. A partnership with practicing artists affords students the opportunity to explore and develop their talents in various mediums of artistic expression. Fordham High School for the arts supports a culture where the arts are valued within a comprehensive college preparatory program.

A credit intervention program meets after school, Monday through Thursday and Saturdays. We follow Department of Education Guidelines for promotion and prepare our students to be enrolled in summer school if the need arises. In this way, we hope to keep all students working towards diploma requirements in conjunction with their respective cohorts.