Knowledge and Power Preparatory Academy International High School (KAPPA) (10X374)

500 East Fordham Road, Bronx, NY 10458, Bronx
Phone: 718-933-1247
Email: admissions@kappainternational.org
Hours: 08:00am - 02:45pm
Principal: Katheryn Fierman
School Website: https://www.kappainternational.org
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/45011
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/10X374/HS/
Subway: B, D to Fordham Rd
Bus: Bx1, Bx12, Bx12-SBS, Bx15, Bx17, Bx19, Bx2, Bx22, Bx28, Bx34, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, Bx9, BxM4
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About

KAPPA International is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. KAPPA believes strongly in providing students with authentic, experiential learning opportunities, where students learn critical thinking skills as they apply their learning to real-world problems. This includes a week long intensive where students choose an area of focus, from Forensic Science to Culinary Arts. Students are also assigned an advisory program (Crew) which provides support in social-emotional learning as well as college & career planning. Students participate in internships with organizations such as NYU, AMNH & ACE Mentorship. To complement classroom learning, scholars are annually offered the opportunity to travel.

Academic Highlights: International Baccalaureate (IB) World School

Other Features: College Trips, Community Service Expected, Health Center, Internship Expected, Internships Available, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 3+ GE Applicants Per Seat, Program(s) with 3+ SWD Applicants Per Seat, Saturday Programs, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Internships, Summer Orientation, Uniform, Weekend Programs

School Features:

  • School whose primary location is co-located with another school

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), Chemistry (Advanced Science), ELA (College Course [Credited]), IB Biology HL, IB Biology SL, IB Economics SL, IB English HL, IB Government HL, IB History HL, IB Mathematics SL, IB Spanish ab initio, IB Spanish HL, IB Spanish SL, IB Theater HL, IB Theory of Knowledge, Other (College Course [Credited]), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), Social Studies (International Baccalaureate), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Spanish
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Swimming, Volleyball
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Softball, Volleyball
Other Sports
Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer
Activities
NYU Mini Meds, KAPPA Student Government Organization (SGO), Mentoring in Medicine, KAPPA Dance Team, Global Student Alliance (GSA), KAPPA Art Club, KAPPA Peer Mentoring, Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC), RockEDU at Rockefeller University, Bronx Institute GEAR UP, After School Program at the American Museum of Natural History, Fordham University Instep Program, Center for Urban Pedagogy Program, Woodland Ecology Research Mentorship, College Now at Bronx Community College, Bronx Community College STEP Program, NYC Ladders for Leaders, Madison Square Boys and Girls Club, GENESYS Works, SALTZ and SRMP Internship at the American Museum of Natural History, NYC Botanical Garden, Architect, Construction, Engineering Internship (ACE), Wildlife Conservation Society at the Bronx Zoo Internship, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP Internship, Lifeguard Training, LAZAR Summer Academy, COOP Tech, Enrichment Opportunities (SAT Regents Prep, College Trips, Library Internship), Capital One Internship
Programs
Knowledge and Power Preparatory Academy International High School(Y32A)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

All scholars have the opportunity to take IB-level courses in all subjects. To earn an IB Diploma, scholars complete 150 hours of community service and a 4,000-word research paper in addition to taking IB exams. All courses are enhanced by an Experiential Learning focus which provides a real-world application of classroom learning. Additionally, performing and visual arts courses are available for both beginners and experienced artists and performers.

Method:
Requirement:
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.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Open to New York City residents
Doctors of Tomorrow(Y32B)
Science & Math

Beyond Living Environment and Chemistry, students will complete rigorous coursework in the biological sciences such as Biochemistry, Anatomy & Physiology, and IB Biology. Students will participate in NYU Mini-Meds on Saturdays at NYU and Mentoring in Medicine programs, including the Science Pathfinders in-school and after-school programs. These programs facilitate community relationships with doctors and mentors and provide increased student access to internships and scholarships.

Method:
Requirement:
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.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Open to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
401
376
    Grade 12 Students
76
97
    Grade 11 Students
95
77
    Grade 10 Students
94
99
    Grade 9 Students
136
103
Avg. Class Size
22.8
Complaints / Suspensions
<5 / 15
<5 / 7
Graduation %
100%
100%
College %
79%
71%
Total Applicants / Seats
Total Offers
2039 (442) / 108
160
2068 / 108
165
Doctors of Tomorrow (Y32B)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

153 / 43 (3.56)
37 / 11 (3.36)
Offers - Waitlist
Knowledge and Power Preparatory Academy International High School (Y32A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

245 / 43 (5.70)
83 / 11 (7.55)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 97% responded
Academic Rigor 
  78.00%
Academic Engagement 
  66.92%
Safety 
  79.22%
Bully Prevention 
  72.88%
Inclusivity 
  88.90%
Mental Support 
  76.50%
Environment 
  73.00%
Post-School Support 
  84.56%
Teacher Responses - 91% responded
Academic Rigor 
  78.67%
School Satisfaction 
  83.83%
Student Behavior 
  63.22%
Student Support 
  87.40%
School Leadership 
  93.67%
Instructional Clarity 
  87.20%
Instructional Development 
  88.12%
Post-School Support 
  96.63%
Family Responses - 90% responded
Education 
  90.25%
Teacher Support 
  88.33%
Safety 
  95.00%
School Community 
  84.56%
School Leadership 
  92.82%
Post-School Support 
  90.50%

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

View Full NYC DOE Survey Results:

More information about NYC DOE surveys can be found here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/school-quality/nyc-school-survey

Academic Summary & Data (2022-23)
Academic Proficiency
4-Year Grad. %
  92.40%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  57
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  43
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  64.60%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  427
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  421
Postsecondary
2-Year College 10.20%
4-Year College 72.40%
Unknown 17.40%

View Full Academic Data:

This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly quality reports. More information can be found here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/school-quality

Information on NYS Regents exams can be found here: https://www.nysed.gov/state-assessment/high-school-regents-examinations

School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 42.60%
Female 57.40%
English Language Learners:
  14.00%
Students with IEPs:
  23.40%
Economic Need Index: 
  91.90%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 3.50%
Black 26.20%
Hispanic 65.60%
White 4.00%
Other 0.70%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Hispanic 28.10%
White 46.90%
Other 25.00%
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