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Community School for Social Justice

Founded in 2002, Community School for Social Justice (CSSJ) is a NYC Outward Bound School in the Bronx that serves about 350 students in grades 9 – 12. CSSJ embraces social activism in their students and staff, emboldens students to connect their desires with their opportunities, and supports them in being advocates for themselves and others.

Like other NYC Outward Bound Schools, CSSJ emphasizes critical thinking through inquiry and project-based instruction. By understanding how to ask questions and examine real-life problems, students learn to consider solutions that are both practical and ideal. Further, CSSJ students are guided through personal discovery and encouraged to develop their own sense of power, so that they may ultimately change themselves, their futures, and the world in which they live.

College Access Learn more about our To & Through College program, which helps students plan for college and be successful once enrolled.

Like many NYC Outward Bound Schools, instead of taking the Regents exams in high school, students must complete four Performance-Based Assessment Tasks (PBATs) for which they propose a topic, conduct independent research, and write a paper which they publicly defend to a panel of faculty, peers and visiting experts. CSSJ students are required to take the English Regents exam.

For more information about CSSJ or to enroll your child, please visit the school’s official website.

Community School for Social Justice
350 Gerard Avenue
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 402-8481
candidacocco[email protected]
School Code: 07X427

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