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 on Monday, February 8: The Lunar New Year will be honored this Monday. There is no school on that day.

Congratulations!: Our Moot Court Team has once again emerged as City Champs, defeating Stuyvesant High School in the final rounds of the competition.

10th graders win the Compost for a Cookie contest!: 10th graders will get to enjoy a smorgasboard of homemade cookies soon! Even though the contest is now over, we accept your compost in our handy bin right at the school entrance. Our garden needs your veggie scraps!

Upcoming Informational Events for Students and Parents: Check the school calendar or view this memo to learn more about some upcoming events run by the Parent Coordinator and the Guidance Department

Latest Rankings: HSAS once again made it to the top of the list in the US & News Report high school rankings. Not only listed as the top high school in the state, 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 February 5, 2016)

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.





Australia drops in for a visit!

High School students from Waverley College, a Catholic school located in Sydney, Australia, paid our school a visit on December 9. This was a great opportunity for HSAS students and their Australian counterparts to compare notes on education and society in general.


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 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.