Adlai Stevenson Educational Campus
Montefiore School Health Program (MSHP), in partnership with the Bronx Community Health Network, Robin Hood Foundation, JE & ZB Butler Foundation, New York City Department of Health and New York City Department of Education announces the opening of the Adlai Stevenson Educational Campus school based health center on December 8, 2014.
The Montefiore School Health Program manages 22 school based health centers and is the largest and most comprehensive school-based health program in the country providing coordinated primary and preventive healthcare to public elementary, middle, and high school students throughout the Bronx. The mission of MSHP, in collaboration with the Bronx Community, is to eliminate health disparities facing children in the Bronx by providing full access to high-quality, comprehensive primary and preventive health services, regardless of one’s ability to pay.
According to the School Based Health Alliance, school based health centers exist at the intersection of education and health and are the caulk that prevents children and adolescents from falling through the cracks. MSHP provides care – primary health, mental health, oral health, community heath, and chronic illness management in a location that meets students where they are: at school. Research has shown that school based health centers reduce absenteeism and risky adolescent behaviors, while helping to increase academic success, attendance and graduation rates.
Adlai Stevenson Educational Campus houses nine schools. As a part of the New Century Schools initiative, new specialty schools were created. The high schools on the Stevenson Educational Campus are:
- Bronx Community High School
- Bronx Guild
- Gateway School for Environmental Research and Technology
- Millennium Art Academy
- Pablo Neruda Academy for Architecture and World Studies
- Bronx Compass High School
- Bronx Bridges Internaional High School
- Adlai Stevenson Campus YABC (Young Adult Borough Center)
- Antonia Pantoja Preparatory Academy, A College Board School (grades 6-12)