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

College Fair: Our annual college fair at Townsend Harris HS will be held on Wednesday, April 29, at 6:00 PM. All 10th and 11th graders are invited to attend.

AP Exams are coming: AP Exams will be administered in May. View memo on Exam dates and method of payment.

Ninth grade trip to Washington DC: Access all information pertaining to this trip through this link

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 School Calendar for 2014-15

View college acceptances for the class of 2014

View Testing Schedule

Cell Phone Policy

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 April 15, 2015)

A Visit From Tony Hiss

On March 4, students at HSAS were treated to a visit from Historian and Author Tony Hiss, also known as the son of Alger Hiss - defendant in the most controversial espionage case in the Cold War. He gave a presentation on his father and his experiences, and took questions from our Juniors.


International Festival
Thanks to Ms. Genao and the Language Department, HSAS put together a fun week of foreign flix, dance lessons, poetry, and of course food! View some photos of the culinary extravaganza below!

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!


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.