HSAS: Academics

Robotics is getting a toehold at HSAS

HSAS has won awards at the Bronx Scifest for the last two years.


Students complete three years of required science courses in biology, chemistry, and physics. Advanced students may elect to take an AP science course or other elective, either at HSAS or at Lehman College. Above all, teachers work to help students develop the analytic skills and the laboratory methodology in order to be prepared for college-level study in this discipline.

View some photos from the Bronx Sci-Fest of 2015.

Learn about a meeting of HSAS studentswith Nobel Prize Winner Eric Lander in 2011.

View some PSA film clips made by students in Mr. Holmes' AP Chem class in 2011.

Learn about a visit made by HSAS students to the World Science Festival in 2010.

Faculty:   Mr. M. Holmes, Ms. R. Kumaraswammy, Mr. R. Uziel, Ms. A. Walsh

To view classes offered in the Sciences, please consult our Course Catalogue.

HSAS Science Teacher Michael Holmes is winner of a prestigious teaching award
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Fund for the City of New York has honored Chemistry teacher Michael Holmes with the 2009 Sloan Award for Excellence in Teaching Science and Mathematics in New York City Public High Schools. One of seven teachers in NYC to win this highly recognized award, Mr. Holmes has demonstrated that dynamic teaching in the Sciences can occur in a Humanities orietend school! Learn more about this award.