General Announcements

A Letter From the Principal

Dear Families, Guardians, and Scholars,

Welcome to the new academic year! We are excited about the 2018-19 school year. South Bronx Early College Academy Charter School (SBECA) has a dedicated and passionate staff, supportive parents/guardians, and creative, energetic scholars. We are going to achieve great things together.
My name is Brian Blough. I am the new principal here at SBECA. I have been a teacher or administrator in this neighborhood for the past 8 years. I have helped turn schools around to high performing schools with vibrant school cultures. Our goal is to be the best Middle School in the Bronx and provide the best possible, whole-child education for your child. I was a special education teacher and have a deep understanding of how each child learns differently and know what it will take to make every child succeed.
We promise to prepare your scholar for college and beyond, helping them to become well rounded, 21st century citizens ready to give back to their community. We will be pushing for increasing the rigor of our instruction while also ensuring that school is a safe and joyful place for all of our scholars.
We have a strong strategic plan to increase academics and realign with the intentions the founders had when creating our school. We will continue with our after school programing and increase what is offered through academic support, clubs and sports. Please be on the lookout for more information about after school programs in the coming weeks.
I’m looking forward to meeting all of you and seeing you at our back to school night. We are adding social media sites to help keep everyone up to date with all of the exciting things happening on campus! My door will always be open, and I look forward to this year being the best ever at South Bronx Early College Academy.


Brian Blough


The South Bronx Early College Academy Charter School (SBECA) provides a rigorous and comprehensive liberal arts education to students in the South Bronx through a challenging, New York State (NYS) Common Core standards-aligned curriculum.

SBECA establishes a learning environment that emphasizes differentiation and personalization of instruction and a student-centered and fully inclusive approach to teaching and learning. Students will graduate from SBECA prepared for success in college and for active and thoughtful citizenship.


Applications are available at the school, located at , 801 East 156th Bronx, NY 10455. You may also apply online through the common application or on our website, here. To request that an application be mailed to you, please send an email to

For additional information, please call Ms. Sophia Jones at (347)986-0162.

Las solicitudes de admisión están disponibles en la escuela, ubicada en 801 East 156th Street, Bronx, NY 10455. También puede llenar su solicitud en línea a través de la aplicación común o en nuestra página web, aquí. Para solicitar que le enviemos la aplicación, favor de enviar un mensaje a

Para más información, favor de llamar a la Sra. Sophia Jones al (347)986-0162.