Get On Board the STEAM Engine!
At The Bronx Urban Community Magnet School, we empower students to drive change in their communities and the world through STEAM: science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.
Our students go beyond textbooks. They create, explore, discover, research, build, and invent as they apply STEAM to innovative projects and real-world problems. We challenge our students to take their learning further, so they are on track for success in high school and beyond.
How We’re Different
We are a New York City DOE Magnet School. That means we have all of the same standards, programs, and resources as any other public school in the NYCDOE—plus a few extras. The Magnet School grant program provides funding and access to community partnerships. This additional funding helps to support innovative programming and special facilities around our magnet theme.
In addition to our STEAM focus, here’s what you’ll find:
- Opportunities to build, create, invent, and explore in our state-of-the-art STEAM Lab.
- A hands-on, student-driven approach called Project-Based Learning (PBL).
- A curriculum that builds critical thinking and problem-solving skills through active, real-world projects.
- Rigorous academic programming to prepare students for high school, college, and career.
- A caring, inclusive community with plenty of supports for students with academic differences.
- A commitment to a safe, welcoming learning environment for all students.
Think Global, Act Local—Through STEAM
Our school invites students to apply STEAM thinking to real-world problems. Students look at global issues to make connections to their local communities. Each project is aligned to academic standards and grade-level curricula.
Have an Idea? We Want to Hear It!
Many of our most innovative ideas come from our students and families. We are open to your suggestions and always available to discuss your ideas, questions or concerns. Reach out to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at (718) 328-2105. We look forward to hearing from you!
The STEAM Lab
Our STEAM Lab is a state-of-the-art “maker space” where students can build, invent, and create. It is fully stocked with all of the materials and technologies budding artists and inventors need to turn their visions into realities, no matter what their medium.
Make & Invent:
- 3D Printers
- Audio/Video Recording and Editing Equipment
- Laptops and iPads
- Interactive White Board
- Poster Maker
- Cricket Machine
- Art Supplies and Recycled Materials
Classroom Technologies: We also infuse technology throughout our classrooms, with laptops, iPads, interactive white boards, and a variety of software programs to support active learning.
Mission, Vision, and Values
Through STEAM exploration, our 21st century innovators become change agents. We are risk-takers, mistake makers, team players, and trend setters.
To disrupt inequity by empowering students to shape a changing world.
- (P) Preparedness
- (A) Acting responsibly
- (C) Communication
- (K) Kindness & cooperation
The Bronx Urban Community Magnet School is located in Soundview near the Bronx River Parkway and I-278. We are easily accessible by several bus and subway lines, including the 6 train and the Bx4/Bx4A and Bx27 bus lines.