Fordham High School for the Arts (10X437)

500 East Fordham Road, Bronx, NY 10458, Bronx
Phone: 718-733-4656
Hours: 08:15am - 03:55pm
Principal: Michael Johnson
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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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Fordham High School for the Arts is a college preparatory and arts-focused high school with a 4-year sequence in 6 majors: Dance, CTE Drama, Instrumental/Music Production, Musical Theater, Technical Theater, Visual Arts, and Vocal Music. FHSA offers a comprehensive arts and academic curriculum which culminates in an Advanced Regents diploma, college acceptance, and career readiness. Scholars will have access to Advanced Placement courses and dual-enrollment courses throughout their academic careers. Numerous partnerships include Roundabout Theatre Company, Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center Theatre, and Studio in a School. Guest artist visits afford students the opportunity to explore and develop their talents in various mediums of artistic expression. Work-Based Learning Internships allow students an opportunity to explore career paths in the arts and beyond. Our school is also a FutureReadyNYC school offering the best of college and career exploration and preparation in Technology: Software Development - one of the fastest growing and highest paid industries in our city.

Academic Highlights: AP Courses Available, DUAL-ENROLLMENT COURSES Partnerships with the National Education Equity Lab and Syracuse University Project Advance, Diploma Endorsements Available, CTE program(s): Drama, FutureReadyNYC: Technology (Software Developer)

Other Features: Career and Technical Education (CTE), College Trips, Community Service Expected, Dress Code, Extended Day, FutureReadyNYC School, Internship Expected, Internships Available, Multi-Session School, 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 Bridge, Summer Internships, Summer Session, Weekend Programs

School Features:

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

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Seminar, AP Studio Art - 2D, AP Studio Art - Drawing, Chemistry (Advanced Science), Econ/Gov (College Course [Credited]), ELA (College Course [Credited]), Math (College Course [Credited]), Social Studies (College Course [Credited])
Diploma Endorsements
Math, CTE, Arts, Science
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
Cheerleading, Cross Country, Dance, Fitness Club, Flag Football, Soccer, Track and Field
Building Brothers (MBK), Soaring Sisters (MSK), Good Services Association (GSA), RUOK, Gaming Club, Computer Science Club (Project Invent), KPop Club, Dance Team, Debate Team, SAT and ACT Exam Preparation, Student Council, and the National Honor Society
Fordham High School for the Arts(X51A)
Performing Arts/Visual Art & Design

Students train in Dance, Vocal, Instrumental Music, Visual Art, CTE Drama and the only school in the Bronx offering a CTE program in Technical Theater, to gain pre-professional and hands-on experience in a 4-year sequence leading students to earn a Chancellor's Arts Endorsed Diploma. Multiple performance and exhibition opportunities provide a platform for our scholars to introduce themselves to the professional arts world. All arts studios are equipped with modern-day technology and resources.

Students are ranked by the school based on their auditions. Offers are made in priority group and rank order.
  • (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
7 / 0
<5 / 0
Attendance %
Graduation %
College %
Total Applicants / Seats
Total Offers
1,785 (478) / 108
1,914 / 108
Fordham High School for the Arts (X51A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

376 / 86 (4.37)
106 / 22 (4.82)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 99% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 100% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 87% 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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This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly school surveys:

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 16.70%
4-Year College 66.70%
Other Postsecondary 1.40%
Unknown 15.20%

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School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 30.80%
Female 69.20%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index: 
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 3.10%
Black 28.20%
Hispanic 64.10%
White 2.80%
Other 1.80%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 20.70%
White 65.50%
Other 13.80%