Founded in 2017, Longwood Preparatory Academy (LPA) is a small college and career preparatory high school in the Longwood section of the South Bronx. We offer specialized career and technical courses in Media Technology and Design. Our school’s motto is “Learning is done best through a growth mindset.”
Our goal is to foster personal growth and academic success in every scholar we serve. We believe that positive adult relationships and scholar ownership will propel our scholars to become successful adults.
The mission of Longwood Preparatory Academy (LPA) is to develop a community of visionary learners through a growth mindset who are committed to changing the world. At LPA scholars are driven by the collaborative work of their peers. Teachers serve as facilitators in the learning process while scholars lead inquiry-based discussions about the content. It is our core belief that when scholars and teachers both possess a growth mindset they will demonstrate determination, persistence and explore new ideas and/or strategies. Our scholars are not the only visionaries in the school. Teachers and administrators effectively collaborate to build college-level curriculum, strong relationships with their colleagues and scholars as well as structure learning opportunities inside and outside the classroom.