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

Half-Day on Friday: Due to parent-teacher conferences, all students will have a half-day of school this FRIDAY. The day will begin at 8:15. All students will attend their first and third period classes. The next two periods will be a surprise! At 11:55, we will have a rapid dismissal, and all students will depart the building. The cafeteria will be open for lunch until 1:00 PM.

Wednesday is a big day for extra-curriculars: The following clubs will be meeting after school this Wednesday: Environmental, Chess, and Soccer.

Parent-Teacher Conferences: Fall Conferences will be held on Wednesday, October 22, from 5:30 - 8:00 PM, and Friday, October 24, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.
View Parent Letter by Mr. Weiss regarding Conferences

View Room Assignments and Procedures

Senior Essay Clinics: The first senior essay writing clinic will be after school on Monday, October 27.

Financial Aid Night: For Seniors and their families only: Nicole Gardner and Latif Brown, Financial Offices from the Columbia University Office of Financial Aid will make a presentation on financial aid on Wednesday, October 29 at 6 PM. The presentation will be held in Room 106. RSVP due to limited space: Contact Paula Fiore at



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 2013-14

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

Apply for Free or Reduced Price School Meals!


School News

(posted October 21, 2014)

Small State - Huge Success!:
The JV boys XC team took 2nd place at the 32nd Annual New England regionals in Rhode Island on October 18!


Special visitor to HSAS

Not immediately apparent in the photo above, but on closer examination, there is a feathered visitor sitting atop the telephone pole. A white tailed hawk appeared to be watching over the students as they arrived to school the morning of October 2, but he was actually not too interested in HSAS arrivals. Much to the amusement (and horror) of onlookers, he was more interested in catching a squirrel in the nearby pine tree. Thankfully, students were safely in class by the time the hawk successfully bagged his furry prey.


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!


Pestopalooza: Students from the HSAS Environmental Club have produced their own pesto for sale this October. The basil and garlic came from our own garden.


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.