Collegiate Institute for Math & Science- CIMS

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Basic Information

Address: 925 Astor Avenue Bronx, NY
County: Bronx
District: 11
Phone Number: 718-944-3635
Fax Number: 718-652-3525
Principal: Fredrick Nelson

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Collegiate Institute for Math & Science- CIMS
Collegiate Institute for Math & Science- CIMS
Collegiate Institute for Math & Science- CIMS
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Additional Information

School Type: Public
District ID: x288
School ID: 11x288
Grade Level: 9-12
Founded: 2003
School Schedule (Hours in Day): 8 hours
School Days in Calendar Year: 180 days
School Holidays: Labor Day, Rosh Hashonah, Columbus Day, Election Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving, Winter Recess, Mid- Winter Recess, Spring Break, Memorial Day
School Colors: Royal Blue and Gold (Yellow)
School Mascot: Wolf
Cluster: 05- New Visions for Public Schools
School Size: 700
Classroom Size: 28-33 students
Classroom Teachers: 45
Student/Teacher Ratio: 15:1
Support Services:

Special Education (ICT and Self-contained) and ELL (English Language Learners)

After School Programs: Yes
Summer School: Yes
PTA Organization: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

Library and classroom computer accessibility

School Clubs:

• National Honor Society
• Clubs - Environmental, Drama, Chess
• Yearbook and Newspaper
• Bands – Concert, Jazz, Pep
• Sports teams (with the Columbus Campus)
• Student Government and Senior Council
• Young Men’s and Young Women’s Leadership Program

Lunch Availability: 45 minutes a day
Parking Spaces/Availability:

On street parking

Uniform Guidelines:

No uniform

Mission Statement:

Collegiate Institute for Math & Science (CIMS) is a nationally recognized and academically rigorous public high school established in 2003 under the auspices of the New Century High Schools Initiative by New Visions for Public Schools and the New York City Department of Education. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation and the Open Society Institute provided funding. Admission to CIMS is based on completion of the NYC High School Application and attendance at an Open House session. On average, CIMS receives over 5,000 applications for 180 seats for the incoming academic year.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

At CIMS, we are committed to providing our students with access to all of the experiences, conditions, resources, opportunities and support that they need to grow as learners, achieve their full human potential, be prepared to partake in and contribute to the democratic discourse in our school and in the larger global community. As a school community, our goal is to prepare our students for college and career by establishing a safe, trusting, respectful, collaborative and caring community with high expectations, competent adults to ensure high quality education and optimum learning for all of its members.

Experienced and dedicated teachers and staff, partnered with parents, continuously collaborate to provide a strong nurturing environment within a world that is rapidly changing. We strive to provide the best academic and extracurricular programs in accordance with higher education standards to develop high performing, successful and ambitious student leaders.

Enrollment Characteristics: ETHNIC BREAKDOWN: Black: 39.46% Latino: 46.07% Asian: 8.47% Caucasian: 5.37% GENDER BREAKDOWN: Male: 56% Female: 44% English Language Learners: 3.51% Special Education: 12% Free or reduced lunch: 84%
Notable Graduates:

*Colleges in which CIMS graduates are currently enrolled.

Cornell University*
Columbia University*
Fordham University*
Stony Brook University*
Haverford College*(Questbridge)
New York University*
Brandeis University (Posse)
Barnard College*
University at Albany*
Syracuse University*
SUNY Binghamton*
SUNY New Paltz*
SUNY Buffalo State*
Adelphi University
LIU Post*
University of Buffalo*
University of Connecticut*
Connecticut College
Macaulay Honors College (CUNY)*
St. Bonaventure
Rutgers University
Ohio State
Penn State
University of Vermont*
University of Wisconsin*(Posse)
Union College
Vassar College*