School Overview:

The Bronx School for Law, Government, and Justice (LGJ) is an educational community that believes learning is a product of thinking. Students are engaged in 'hands-on, minds-on' learning in their core classes, as well as through the law curriculum, mentoring, internships, advisory, and extracurricular activities. LGJ is unique in that students have the opportunity to experience our stand-alone law curriculum. We are located on the same city block as the Bronx Criminal Court complex.

Programmatic Interest Area + Overview:

Law & Government

Academic Opportunities:

  • Constitutional Law, Civil Law, Criminal Justice, Forensic Science
  • Partners: Legan Outreach, Summer Search, Jeter’s Leaders, SEO
  • Graphic arts
  • Mentoring
  • Guest speaker series
  • College Access for All
  • English Language Learning Courses: English as a New Language
  • Language Courses: Spanish
  • Advanced Placement Courses: AP English Language and Composition, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP U.S. History


  • Youth Court, Bronx GEAR UP, buildOn, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Project BOOST, Yearbook, Senior Committee
  • Black Diamonds Dance Team, Chill Snowboarding Club, Culture Club, Daughters in Power Club, Photography, Soccer, Gay-Straight Alliance, MS/HS Debate, Sociedad Hispanica de Amistad, Step, Newspaper, Hispanic Honors Society, Student Government, Brotherhood, House of Arts Club
  • PSAL Sports – Boys: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Indoor Track
  • PSAL Sports – Girls: Basketball, Cross Country, Outdoor Track, Softball, Volleyball
  • School Sports: (NCAA Cleared) MS: Baseball, Boys Basketball, Fitness Club, New York Road Runners, Track; HS: Soccer

Additional Details/Offerings:

College Access for All – High School + Middle School, College Now, HERE2HERE Apprenticeships, Academic Intervention Services, College Trips, Dress Code, Online Grading System, Center for Urban Pedagogy Course

  • Grade Range: 6-12
  • District: Morrisania (CD 4)
  • Principal: Johanie Hernandez

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