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

No School next Monday: School will be closed for the Memorial Day Holiday.

School Improv Performance: All members of the HSAS community are welcome to attend a comedy / improv show put on by HSAS students in the Cafeteria after school next Tuesday, June 7. Learn more about this show.

Latest Rankings: HSAS, for the third year running, is ranked as one of the top high schools in the nation, according to US & News Report. Not only listed as the top high school in the state, HSAS is now considered the fifteenth best high school in the nation.

Mock Trial: Congrats to the Mock Trial Team! They just returned from Albany, having received second place honors in the State Championship.

Orientation for Incoming Students: This will be on Thursday. June 9. View the letter sent out concerning this event.

Connecting with Japan: On March 7, studee Ritsumekan High School in Kyoto, Japan paid us a visit. As always, our guests got a chance to sit in on classes, and share impressions with their American peers at HSAS.

View the online magazine Speakeasy, which is regularly updated by HSAS students.


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 2015-16

View the Tentative School Calendar for 2015-16

View college acceptances for the class of 2015

View Testing Schedule

Cell Phone Policy

View the HSAS Virtual Library

Class of 2016 College Application Procedures

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

View Handbook on the HSAS college application procedures

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Tutoring and Club Roster/Schedule for 2014-15

Learn more about our athletic program.


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School News

(posted May 26, 2016)

HSAS Wins Adwards at the Bronx SciFest!

Congratulations to the teams of Anil Oza and Lyla Rose, and Eme Chan and Stephanie Xue won first and second prizes, respectively, as last week's Science Fest at Lehman College. Thanks to Ms. Walsh for promoting this event among our students.


HSAS pays its respects to Lehman Prez

Ricardo Fernandez, President of Lehman College will soon be retiring. HSAS proudly hosted him at the school on April 6, and awarded him an honorary diploma. It was noted at this ceremony that President Fernandez is one of the true founders of the school. More than fifteen years ago, he was one of the early advocates calling for a high school to be located on the campus, that would forge strong connections with the college. Also present at the ceremony was Sandra Lerner, Deputy to the President for High School and Educational Initiatives.

Ricardo Fernandez, Mr. Weiss, Sandra Lerner (l-r)


Key Club makes sandwiches for Midnight Run

Students from the Key Club made sandiches after school for the homeless.


State Legislators Teach Gov classes at HSAS

State Senator Jeffrey Klein and State Assemblyman Jeffery Dinowitz both came by to discuss the nature of campaigning, the Electoral College process, and the latest on what is playing out in New York state governenment, with Government classes this December.



Denmark drops in for a visit!

High School students from Aarhus, Denmark paid our school a visit this February. This was a great opportunity for HSAS students and their Danish counterparts to compare notes on lots of issues, ranging from the cost of college to current politics.


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.