For Immediate Release

February 18, 2021

The International Leadership Charter High School is School is a high-performing college-preparatory high school dedicated to providing students from the Bronx with an exceptional high school education for the past 15 years.

International Leadership CHS resumed instruction on September 14, 2021, in a highly successful Hybrid Model in order to provide continuity in learning and the social-emotional needs of teenagers during this pandemic. The voices of our high school students are captured in a Student COVID-19 Testimonials as part of a newly revamped school website that captures the reality of returning to school during a Pandemic. “Student COVID-19 Video Testimonials” found at this link International Leadership Charter High School (

Dr. Elaine Ruiz Lopez, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, said, “As the first Charter High School that was established in the Bronx on September 11, 2006, we had a unique opportunity and an obligation to be intentional in the implementation of an academically rigorous college-prep sequence to provide a superior high school education. Dr. Ruiz Lopez adds that the vision beyond the completion of a 4-year college degree is changing lives and transforming communities one scholar at a time.”

In the midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic, high accolades were delivered to International Leadership for its outstanding academic achievement and student outcomes. A welcome ray of sunshine during this public health crisis. On April 21, 2020, U.S. News and World Report issued it national rankings on Best High Schools. The International Leadership Charter High School ranked in the top third of the 548 New York City high schools ranked by U.S. News and World Report and ranked in the top 2.5% of 17,792 schools on U.S. News’s national Math & Reading Performance ranking. The school’s performance in Math and Reading Performance demonstrates that International Leadership is one of the most effective schools in the country at preparing students of “Economic Disadvantage” for end-of-grade state assessments. (see link for details) In addition, International Leadership’s four-year graduation rate of 95% (in 2017-2018) ranked in the top 25% of public high schools in New York State, and we have a college admissions rate of 100%. schools/international-leadership-charter-school-13474



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