Bronx County, more commonly known as "The Bronx," is home to some of New York State’s most popular tourist destinations, including The Bronx Zoo and Yankee Stadium. One of the five New York City boroughs, the Bronx is the only one to be situated on the mainland of the United States. Surrounded by water, the Bronx is home to a wide array of cultures and ethnicities. This diversity makes the school system a wonderful mix of students and educators. The public schools in the Bronx are run by the renowned New York City Department of Education and are committed to producing respectful and well-educated students. Many schools in the Bronx have special programs and activities geared toward enrichment and making the students’ lives more culturally enhanced. Because of the amazingly diverse demography of Bronx County, its schools and universities are a springboard for acceptance, respect and caring. So much more than a borough in the city, the Bronx is a celebration of diversity, culture and the history of an important part of New York State.