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

Report Cards: Report cards were distributed on Monday, November 23

Homecoming: On Wednesday, all students will head to the Old Gym at 2 PM for the annual Tug of War challenge.

No School: There will be no school this Thursday or Friday due to the Thanksgiving recess. To all in the HSAS community, a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Picture Day: Class photos will be taken this Tuesday, November 17. Don't forget to comb your hair before leaving home this day!

The Senior Movie from the Class of 2015 can be viewed: Students Ethan Geismar and the two Kathys (Kathy Soba and Kathy Alonzo) made a great movie for the graduation ceremony that captures the essence of the Class of 2015.

Latest Rankings: HSAS once again came out as the top high school in the state of New York in the latest edition of the US & News Report high school rankings. In addition, HSAS is now considered the eleventh best high school in the nation

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

View the online magazine, which is regularly updated.

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 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 November 25, 2015)

HSAS Boy's X Country Win Boro Title Again!

For its third consecutive year, the JV and Varsity teams were both able to secure the top spot in the Boro Champs, beating out arch rivals Bronx Science. The Girl's Team had a great day as well, with the JV and Varsity Teams able to come in second place.
Next on the calendar: City Championships on November 8!


Pestopalooza, 2015: The Environmental Club made various unique blends of pesto from the basil grown in the school garden this fall. In addition, the club set up a farm stand for Parent-Teacher conferences selling home-grown swiss chard, squash, and tomatoes.


HSAS Wins awards at Bronx Sci-Fest

Daniel Stremt won a third place award, and Max Brodheim won an honorable mention award at last week’s Bronx Sci-Fest!!! Congratulations to all students that participated, and to their advisor, Ms. Walsh, for their hard work. View some photos


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!


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.