In the South Bronx, there are two schools a short distance away, yet they are still worlds apart. The New York Times delves deep inside Fieldston High School and University Heights and try to figure out how much understanding there is between their students. This is the ‘Tale of Two Schools.’
University Heights High School is on St. Anns Avenue in the South Bronx, which is part of the poorest congressional district in America, according to the Census Bureau. Six miles away is the Ethical Culture Fieldston School, with its arched stone entrance and celebrities’ children and $43,000-a-year tuition. Eight years ago, as part of a program called Classroom Connections, students from the schools began exchanging letters, which eventually led to a small group from University Heights visiting Fieldston for a day.