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    The Cinema School (TCS)

    The Cinema School (TCS) is the nation’s first film high school – a selective academic public high school offering a rigorous liberal arts curriculum that is grounded in creative activity. TCS prepares students for the best colleges by challenging them to achieve new levels of understanding – of themselves and the world – through the art of filmmaking.

    TCS’ well-rounded academic program lays a strong foundation for success in any field while simultaneously empowering the voices, creative visions and aspirations of our students.

    The founding partner of The Cinema School is the non-profit Ghetto Film School (GFS), an award winning non-profit independent film organization based in the South Bronx. After a 4-year planning process, GFS opened TCS in partnership with the NYC Department of Education in September 2009
    Learn more about GFS, here

    2012-2013 Progress Report


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    Honors Film Program

    20 aspiring filmmakers each year will participate in the Honors Film Program, which will serve as an advanced, intensive immersion into the art and business of narrative filmmaking and be a course for 1 credit.


    The Summer Bridge Program

    The Summer Bridge Program (SBP) is a four-week film production- intensive program at The Cinema School, the nation's first film high school, founded by Ghetto Film School in partnership with the NYC Department of Education in September 2009.


    Our school calendar is divided into two semesters and a separate production-intensive course (WMI) held in the spring of each year. Students learn filmmaking from professional filmmakers devoted to teach the craft and techniques for visual storytelling, This cinematic expression is supported by cutting-edge media and technology.


    Spike Jonze

    Spike Jonze Visit With TCS Film Honors Students


    Spike Jonze  director, producer, screenwriter and actor take time to meet with TCS Film Honors Students