The Crotona Center helps boys develop into men of good character through study, sports and mentoring. Our staff, by their example and instruction, inspire youth to recognize the value of sound character and educational achievement. We prepare them for the next level of school and help them become responsible family members and good citizens. Crotona's programs are inspired by the social teachings of the Catholic Church and the spirit of Opus Dei. We are open to students, volunteers, and staff regardless of race, creed or nationality.

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CAP, Crotona's school-year program, helps students improve academically and grow in character through personal attention from college and young professional volunteers. Mentors help students identify and practice the personal habits and study skills needed to achieve their goals. Students are asked to bring all school assignments, tests, and projects pertaining to the subjects in which they need to improve on and must present their report cards following each grading period in school.

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Parents may pick days from the following options:

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 3:00 - 5:30 pm

Fridays (extra-curricular clubs), 3:30 to 6:00 pm

Saturdays, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm



Fall Semester 2019: September 14 to December 14, 2019. 

Spring Semester 2020: January 7 to May 21, 2020.

Students may register at any time to start attending the program



Crotona Achievement Center

843 Crotona Park North

Bronx, New York 10460



$60 per semester for one day per week

$120 per semester for two or more days per week

Scholarships and sibling discounts are available.


To register, please call us at (718) 861-1426 and we will set up a registration interview so that we can meet the student and his parents.

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Students in the Crotona Achievement Program have the opportunity to take a break from studying, video games, etc. and join a hobby club at Crotona on Friday afternoons.  These clubs are designed to help students engage in and become passionate about a wholesome pastime. 


CAP CLUBS for Spring 2020 are TBD!  Given their success, we hope to keep the Chess Club and the Piano Keyboard Club going.






CLUBS are included as part of registration for CAP.  For those not registered for CAP already, see above for more details.  Club dues for students not in CAP is $60 per semester (one-time payment).  Scholarships and sibling discounts available.

Sign Up

To sign up for a club, please complete this online form and we will be in touch with you!  You are welcome to call us with questions.

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The Crotona High School Leadership Club leads young men in the Bronx to see their high school years from the viewpoint of their entire life.  It encourages them to develop now the skills and attitudes they will need for future life challenges. Through a combination of critical-thinking activities, career presentations, one-on-one mentoring, and sports, the Leadership Club guides them to become men of character ready to serve society.

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Freshman Seminar

Goal: to learn and put into practice the habits of highly-effective students and become an Honor Roll student

  • Effective study habits

  • Scheduling/Time management skills

  • Mentoring

Sophomore & Junior Seminar

Goal: to reach or maintain excellent grades, research the college application process, and develop professional career skills in preparation for summer internships

  • SAT/College application process

  • Career readiness

o   Interests and career exploration

o   Resume and Cover Letter writing

o   Interview prep

o   Etiquette and soft skills

o   Summer Internships

Senior Seminar

Goal: to get ready for college and to learn to see one’s life and work as service to others and society

  • SAT/College Application guidance

  • Ethics workshops

  • Community service opportunities


Saturdays, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Fall Semester: September 21 - December 14, 2019

Spring Semester: January 11 - May 16, 2020

Students may register at any time to start attending the program


$120 per semester or $200 for the entire academic year

Scholarships and sibling discounts available.


Contact Crotona staff at (718) 861-1426 to set up a registration interview.

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CAP SUMMER (Grades 4-8th)

CAP is a five-week summer program with emphasis on reading, math, writing, history, character, and sports. It includes weekly excursions to parks, museums, swimming pools, to name a few.


Unfortunately, there will not be a summer program this Summer 2020.  Please don't hesitate to contact us for ideas and info about alternative programs for your son this summer.