The High School of American Studies (HSAS) is a specialized public school that emphasizes the study of American history and offers students an academic program that is both well-rounded and challenging. Through our collaboration with Lehman College, students have access to its campus library and athletic facilities, and take actual college classes and seminars in their junior and senior years. Supported by the Gilder - Lehrman Institute, students gain first-hand knowledge of the key events in American history through trips to sites and cities of historic importance and through participation in special seminars with guest speakers. With a small student body of under 400 pupils, it is possible to get the kind of individualized attention often not found in a typical large New York Ctiy school. Despite the smallness of the school, the course offerings remain diverse: the school offers advanced coursework in mathematics, science, literature, foreign languages, and the arts. In all of our endeavors, we seek to encourage in our students a love for learning and an inquisitive spirit.


School Information

School is open on Wednesday: The Chancellor has announced that all NYC public schools will be OPEN tomorrow. However, since it is Regents Week, regular classes are not in session. Students will report only if they are scheduled to take an examination. Students should leave home early to ensure that they arrive at the examination on time.

College classes: Some juniors and seniors have already received college course assignments. These students should check the college's website to make sure that their classes will be in session. Due to the inclement weather, we have not yet received some students' course assignments from the college. Once we receive more information, we will do our best to notify these students of the classes they are taking.

Regents Week runs from January 26 - Friday, January 30. View Regents Schedule Unless you are taking a Regents Exam or a college class, you will not report to school until Tuesday, February 3, at 8:00 AM. At that time, you will receive your spring semester program, and we will have a full day of classes.


View the 2014 edition of the student literary magazine, The Speakeasy






School Address
High School of American Studies at Lehman College
2925 Goulden Avenue
Bronx, NY 10468

Phone: (718) 329-2144
Fax: (718) 329-0792
Alessandro Weiss, Principal

Code for SATS and ACTs:
HSAS CEEB Code 330603

Staff Directory and Contact Protocol

View the Course Catalogue for 2014-15

View the Tentative School Calendar for 2014-15

View college acceptances for the class of 2014

View Testing Schedule

View the HSAS Virtual Library

Procedures for requesting high school transcripts and letters of recommendation for Internships, academic enrichment programs, and non-college purposes and related forms Download these request forms

View Snapshot of the HSAS college application procedures These procedures will be updated in the fall as needed.

View Handbook on the HSAS college application procedures

View the PSAL Sports Schedule
If you click on the team, the up to date schedule and results are posted.

Tutoring and Club Roster/Schedule for 2014-15

Learn more about our athletic program.


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Special thanks to student Sean Neill, class of 2011, for designing the school masthead for the website

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School News

(posted January 27, 2015)

Moot Court Champions!!

The HSAS Moot Court Team is the best in the city! On Tuesday, December 9, the team beat Brooklyn Tech in the final round of the competition. Congratulations to their coach, Ms. Peterson, and to the Dechert Law Firm, which assisted our students throughout the competition.


Compost for a Cookie: 9th graders clamied victory in this contest, as they brought in 135 pounds of food wastes over a span of two weeks. 10th graders were a close second, bringining a total of 132 pounds. Thanks to the entire HSAS community for contributing almost 340 pounds of organic matter for our compost bins!


Division 1 Boro Champs:
The JV and Varsity Boys were first in the Boros this season!


Fall Festival
The HSAS Student Government organized a fall festival on a recent half-day. Pumpkin painting / carving and board games were only some of the many fun activities that day!


Our school is ranked #1 in the state of New York!

In US News’s latest list of the best high schools in the nation, HSAS was ranked #1 in New York City and New York State. We were ranked the thirty-second best high school in the nation. Congratulations to all members of the school community!



HSAS is a member of the ACE (Alliance for Climate Education) network. The school is currently competing in thier "Biggest Loser" contest. Students are measuing energy use at the school, and looking for ways to lower our carbon footprint.