The High School of American Studies (HSAS) is a specialized public school that emphasizes the study of American history and offers students an academic program that is both well-rounded and challenging. Through our collaboration with Lehman College, students have access to its campus library and athletic facilities, and take actual college classes and seminars in their junior and senior years. Supported by the Gilder - Lehrman Institute, students gain first-hand knowledge of the key events in American history through trips to sites and cities of historic importance and through participation in special seminars with guest speakers. With a small student body of under 400 pupils, it is possible to get the kind of individualized attention often not found in a typical large New York Ctiy school. Despite the smallness of the school, the course offerings remain diverse: the school offers advanced coursework in mathematics, science, literature, foreign languages, and the arts. In all of our endeavors, we seek to encourage in our students a love for learning and an inquisitive spirit.


School Information

Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors: We are planning our first-ever HSAS career day, which will take place on the morning of Thursday, April 6. We have invited several alumni, parents of alumni, and friends of the school to make presentations. If you didnít get a chance to fill in a preference sheet on Monday, see Mr. Halabi TODAY.

The Curious Savages: Save the Date! Our drama club will be performing our first-ever school play on March 31. Details coming soon!

Seniors and Parents: Make sure to view the latest College Bulletin

AP Exams are coming! : Please review the memo from Ms. Harris regarding payment for AP exams.

Latest Rankings: HSAS, for the third year running, is ranked as one of the top high schools in the nation, according to US & News Report. Not only listed as the top high school in the state, HSAS is now considered the fifteenth best high school in the nation.

View a sampler of some of the Multicultural Festival performances.



Statement on Accessibility:
We are working to make this website easier to access for people with disabilities, and will follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. If you need assistance with a particular page or document on our current site, please contact the HSAS webmaster to request assistance


School Address
High School of American Studies at Lehman College
2925 Goulden Avenue
Bronx, NY 10468

Phone: (718) 329-2144
Fax: (718) 329-0792
Alessandro Weiss, Principal

Code for SATS and ACTs:
HSAS CEEB Code 330603

Staff Directory and Contact Protocol

View the Course Catalogue for 2016-17

View the School Calendar for 2016-17

View college acceptances for the class of 2016

View Testing Schedule

Cell Phone Policy

View the HSAS Virtual Library

Class of 2017 College Application Procedures

Procedures for requesting high school transcripts and letters of recommendation for Internships, academic enrichment programs, and non-college purposes and related forms Download these request forms

View Snapshot of the HSAS college application procedures

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If you click on the team, the up to date schedule and results are posted.

Learn more about our athletic program.


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Special thanks to student Sean Neill, class of 2011, for designing the school masthead for the website

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School News

(posted March 24, 2017)

NYC Urban Debate League Champs

March 19, 2017: Seniors Jacob Klawans and Jonathan Sudo won the Open Championship at the NYC High School Tournament in a face-off against the Chapin School. A round of applause to all Debate Team participants and Mr. Iurato for dedicating the whole weekend to this event.

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HSAS Celebrates Diversity

HSAS proudly showcased its international community of students on Friday, February 10. Albanian, Bengali, Chinese, Dominican, Ethiopian, Native American, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, were just some of the groups highlighted. Students took turns sharing dances, poems, monologues, and songs. It was an event that was both sobering and celebratory. Beginning with a potluck in the lower cafeteria, the celebration then moved to the Lovinger theater for the show. Special shout outs to Ms. Genao, Mr. Mansdorf, the PTA, dozens of students, and many more, for making this happen! View a sampler of this event. Also view a few poems created in Ms. Brandt's Spanish class.


HSAS Staff Takes a Stand Against Hate

In response to the increased violence and bigotry in the weeks since the presidential election, the UFT called upon every school to launch a series of actions, starting November 21, to defend our communities and schools and affirm our values against hate. HSAS teachers made signs and made their feelings known in the hallway last week.


AP Environmental Science braves the stink

Ms. Walsh's AP Environmental Science Class visited the South Yonkers Sewage Treatment plant this fall. Students were able to view the sewage process from entry to final release. Happily, students emerged from this visit unscathed.


X Country Boro Champs:

It was a great day for the Girl's Team: Varsity came in first, and the JV Team was second. The Boy's Varsity and JV teams both came in Third Place.


State Legislators Teach Gov classes at HSAS

State Senator Jeffrey Klein and State Assemblyman Jeffery Dinowitz both came by to discuss the nature of campaigning, the Electoral College process, and the latest on what is playing out in New York state governenment, with Government classes this December. Thanks to these visits, these two have found ways to get us funding to fix our moveable walls in Rooms 104-8, and help us purchase new computer carts.



HSAS is a member of the ACE (Alliance for Climate Education) network. The school is currently competing in thier "Biggest Loser" contest. Students are measuing energy use at the school, and looking for ways to lower our carbon footprint.