Validus Preparatory Academy (09X263)

1595 Bathgate Avenue, Bronx, NY 10457, Bronx
Phone: 718-466-4000
Hours: 08:20am - 02:39pm
Principal: Jonathan Clayton
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Quality Snapshot:
Bus: Bx11, Bx15, Bx17, Bx21, Bx32, Bx41, Bx41-SBS
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Validus Preparatory Academy is a small high school serving students in grades 9-12. Our mission is to prepare students to meet and exceed the NYS graduation requirements with an emphasis on building skills for the 21st century. Validus offers a rigorous curriculum, leading to New York State Regents and Local diplomas. We offer four advance placement courses – World History, English Language Literature, English Language Composition and Spanish. Integrating these courses into our curriculum has helped to raise the caliber of colleges and universities that have admitted our scholars. Our scholars attracted a whopping $5.7 million in grants and scholarship prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, Validus scholars have been accepted into top colleges and universities such as Cornell, NYU, Carnegie Mellon, Brandeis, Syracuse, Skidmore, Howard, Temple, Fisk, Gettysburg, and many SUNY/CUNY schools. Our 4-year graduation rate was 77% in 2022. We are projecting an 80 – 82% graduation rate in 2023. Additionally, Validus rich school culture has been life-changing for our scholars. Celebrations such as Culture Day, Day of Giving Thanks, Decision Day, Annual Sports Banquet, Senior Award Night, Spirit Week, Junior Brunch, Prom, and Graduation are woven into the fabric of the school.

Academic Highlights: Language Courses Available, ACADEMIC SUPPORTS: AM & PM Schools, AIS Classes, Mock Regents, Saturday Regents Prep, Homework Cafe, Essential components in creating a college-going and/or career preparation for scholars., Advanced Courses Offered

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Community School, Dress Code, Extended Day, Internships Available, Program(s) with 1 SWD Applicant Per Seat, Saturday Programs, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Bridge, Summer Orientation, Summer Session, Uniform, Weekend Programs

School Features:

  • Offers 10th Grade Seats
  • School whose primary location is co-located with another school

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP World History: Modern, Calculus (Advanced Math), Chemistry (Advanced Science), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Wrestling
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Softball, Wrestling
Co-ed PSAL Sports
Double Dutch
Other Sports
Cheerleading, Double Dutch, Flag Football, Track and Field, Wrestling
Student Government, Talented Tenth Club, Newsletter Club, Stem Club, Cooking Club, Yearbook Committee, Movie Club, Art Club,
Validus Preparatory Academy(X07R)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

To provide general education, ENL, and students with disabilities with an education that empowers them academically, socially, and economically, emphasizing building skills for the 21st century.

Ed. Opt. programs admit students across all academic levels. Students are grouped into Low, Middle, and High categories based on a composite of their academic data. One-third of offers are made to students in each category.
  • (Group 1) Priority to Bronx students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
Total Students Across All Grades
    Grade 12 Students
    Grade 11 Students
    Grade 10 Students
    Grade 9 Students
Avg. Class Size
Complaints / Suspensions
21 / 39
16 / 25
Graduation %
College %
Total Applicants / Seats
Total Offers
244 (34) / 90
257 / 90
Validus Preparatory Academy (X07R)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

19 / 71 (0.27)
15 / 19 (0.79)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 45% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 65% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 41% responded
Teacher Support 
School Community 
School Leadership 
Post-School Support 

Note: Yellow bars indicate city-wide averages for the associated category

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Academic Summary & Data (2022-23)
Academic Proficiency
4-Year Grad. %
Avg. CC Regents Score
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
Avg. SAT Math Score
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
2-Year College 23.40%
4-Year College 27.80%
Other Postsecondary 1.10%
Unknown 47.70%

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Information on NYS Regents exams can be found here:

School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 56.00%
Female 44.00%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index: 
Student Ethnicity:
Black 40.50%
Hispanic 57.90%
White 0.80%
Other 0.80%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 50.00%
White 29.20%
Other 20.80%