Opportunities for Students:
Students have already started participating in groups like the Student Leadership Council, Model U.N., and also interning with the Westchester Square Business Improvement District. And everyone loves Coffeehouse.
Here are some other opportunities, many offered outside of Westchester Square Academy:
Rocking the Boat: With two programs - "On the Water" and "Boatbuilding" students can choose their own interest and pursue it. Applications due March 4.
Lehman Campus Geek Squad: The Lehman high school campus, including Lehman High School, Renaissance High School for Musical Theater and Technology, and Westchester Square Academy, has thousands of computers, not to mention printers, routers, software packages, and on and on. The massive workload requires a dedicated crew -- interested students will be trained to service the equipment, and can even be payed for their work once their training is complete.
Lionics competitive robotics team: This team has operated on the Lehman campus for years, and is a highly competitive team. Members can expect to travel to other boroughs - and even upstate - for 2-4 competitions each year. This is a great experience for anyone interesting in pursuing further studies in the S.T.E.M. fields.
Bronx Writers' Center: Available through the Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA), soon to be housed right outside Westchester Square Park, the Writers' Center meets once or twice each month to bring together Bronx writers of all ages and backgrounds. Whether it's in poetry, fiction, or anything else, the Bronx Writers' Center will help aspiring authors move from where they are to where they wish to be.
And let's not forget DreamYard Project (DYP), an amazing organization that brings the arts to teens across the Bronx. WSA has partnered with DYP to bring our in-school electives in the arts to students: Drama, Dance, Visual Arts, Visual Media, and Poetry.
However, DreamYard also has a rich selection of out-of-school programs that students can pursue. These include the Bronx Acting Ensemble, the Bronx Poetry Project, and more! If you see any of our teaching artists, or Kori or Maile, be sure to say hi!
All students now have email addresses. Go to www.gmail.com and type firstname.lastname@example.org for the username, then enter your password.
To access your JupiterGrades account, go to the linked website and log in. We are listed as Westchester Square Academy, in Bronx, NY.
Email and JupiterGrades login information can be had from Matt McSorley or Rose at the school.
Once you log in to your school email account, you'll find an email directing you to our private school photo album.
Check out pictures of yourself and your classmates from Orientation on Princeton-Blairstown Center's Facebook page.
Order you student's uniform from WSA's personalized CookiesKids Webstore. Remember to enter the coupon code WSA at checkout to earn donations for our school! Also, you can visit Cookies Deparement Store locations at
- 2543 Webster Avenue, near Fordham Rd.; or
- 1534 Westchester Avenue, just past the Bronx River Parkway.
Just tell them your student is attending Westchester Square Academy this fall, and and they will help you find the right uniform.
Call us at 718-904-5050 or email at email@example.com if you haven't scheduled an intake meeting or filled out permission forms for Princeton-Blairstown Orientation trip! We need the forms signed before we leave together Thursday, Sept. 6th at 7:45 a.m.
WSA Supply List 2012-2013
- 4 1-inch or 1.5-inch hardcover binders: Please don’t get the binders that have a soft/ flexible outer cover. You will use one binder for each of your major subjects.
- 3 packs of dividers to fit in your binders
- 5 folders with inside pockets
- 4 marble notebooks/ journals
- 1 plastic ruler
- Pens and pencils (and a small pencil sharpener will be helpful for math)
- Loose leaf paper
- Graphing paper
- Index cards (one package)
- Scientific Calculator. A TI-84 Graphing Calculator is strongly recommended since this is what will be used on the Algebra Regent’s exam in June, however, a scientific calculator will also work for daily classroom use.
Please note: If you have any difficulty finding or purchasing the items listed above, please talk with a staff member at WSA and we can provide you with the necessary supplies.