The Young Women’s Leadership School of the Bronx

DEVON EISENBERG and LEMARIE LAUREANO, CO-DIRECTORS
Total Students: 270
Grades: 6-12

The Young Women’s Leadership School (TYWLS) of the Bronx has a mission to create a community of confident and compassionate young women and successfully prepare them for college and other postsecondary experiences. We specialize in the areas of mathematics, science and technology. Through small class sizes, we focus on female adolescent
development, effective communication, leadership development and college awareness. The TYWLS educational experience is enhanced through strong partnerships with The Young Women’s Network, the College Bound Initiative and Los Padres Foundation. With their support, we are able to replicate the best practices of private and independent girls schools.

2 cool things about TYWLS, Bronx

  • TYWLS Bronx women are always up to something! All students are required to participate in at least two after-school clubs each week. Clubs include: basketball, soccer, cheerleading, Tribeca Film, Arts n’ Craft, National Honor Society, to name a few. Saturday programs also allow for other opportunities to enhance learning or simply have fun. We’re more than just a school.
  • We’re always preparing for college success. Each year students visit at least one college; upperclass students visit more. Ninth graders gain tremendous insight as they participate in a mock college application process that includes completing the Common Application, securing letters of recommendation and writing their essays. As early as 10th grade, college counselors work closely with students, and families, to find the right college for each student.   

2 things you should know about coming here

  • This school has a required uniform.
  • There is a Summer Bridge program for incoming students, Advanced Placement courses are offered and after-school supports are available to ensure success.

How to get in

This school has a selective admissions policy and is open only to females. Preference is given to our continuing 8th grade students, then to other Bronx students who sign in at an orientation. High school (and middle school) orientations are held in October and November. Visit our website to select a date and reserve a seat.