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District 10

District 10 stretches from the hilly, leafy reaches of Riverdale and Wave Hill, with their huge houses and apartment buildings overlooking the Hudson River, downhill to vibrant, ethnically diverse, working-class areas of Fordham, Belmont and Kingsbridge.

One of the most overcrowded districts in the city, District 10 is also the top-performing district in the Bronx with several unzoned elementary schools and the borough's two specialized high schools: Bronx Science and the High School of American Studies at Lehman College. The district also houses Montefiore Medical Center.

There are some excellent neighborhood schools, including PS 7, which has gifted classes, and Luisa Pineiro Fuentes School of Science and Discovery, which offers an extra rich science curriculum.

AmPark Neighborhood School, known for its focus on the arts, the environment and social consciousness, may have space outside the neighborhood zone for children in grades k–5. The Institute for Environmental Learning, a k–8 school with an emphasis on math and science, is open to kindergartners by lottery, as is the popular Bronx New School.

There are a number of small high schools worth noting, including Marble Hill High School for International Studies, a screened school where more than 35 languages are spoken and all students are required to take three years of foreign language (Spanish, Italian, Japanese or Chinese). A hidden treasure, KAPPA International admits students with a wide range of skills and prepares them for some of the country's most selective colleges using the rigorous International Baccalaureate program.

District contacts

The superintendent appoints principals, evaluates schools and approves budgets:

Elementary and middle school superintendent: Melodie Mashel, (718) 741-5852

High school superintendent: Elaine Lindsey, (718) 741-3157

For individual parent concerns, contact:

Elementary and middle school family support coordinator: Maria Correa, (718) 741-5852

High school family support coordinator: Rosa Talvarez, (718) 741-3157

For help with PTAs or district-wide events, contact:

Elementary and middle school family leadership coordinator: Elba Velez, (718) 741-5835

High school family leadership coordinator: Carmen Garcia, (718) 741-3175

The elected members of the Community Education Council (CEC) approve school zoning lines and advise on education policy:

District 10 office
1 Fordham Plaza Rm 835
Bronx, NY 10458 - Map
Special Education

Most questions about special education can be answered by your child's teacher or principal. If you are new to New York City or your child attends private or parochial school, contact the nearest Committee on Special Education for an evaluation.

Committee on Special Education
Rosetta Brown-Lee
1 Fordham Plaza
Bronx, NY 10458 - Map

Phone: (718) 329-8001

To enroll your child, go to the school or the nearest Family Welcome Center.

Family Welcome Center
1 Fordham Plaza
Bronx, NY 10458 - Map

Phone: (718) 741-8495

This center handles both general education and special education enrollment

If these offices can not answer your questions, see DOE contacts

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