About The Brooklyn Charter School

The Brooklyn Charter School in Bedford-Stuyvesant is the first charter school of the New York City Department of Education – and so much more. We are a student-focused community of families, highly-qualified professionals and neighborhood leaders who are preparing our children for a future that is bright with possibilities.

Since we opened our doors in 2000 with 78 students, we have opened the minds and expanded the horizons of hundreds of children who go on to achieve success in some of the city’s most highly-rated middle and high schools. In fact, all eight of our graduating 5th graders of 2012 who went to the prestigious Middle School 318 are on the Honor Roll and Dean’s List for excellent Academic Achievement. While our school community has grown to 250 students in grades K through 5, our focus remains the full development – not just academic development – of each and every child.

But make no mistake: our academic standards are high – and our school consistently outperforms others in the city and our district on standardized tests.  Our research-driven, proven approach combines a model core academic curriculum with strong programs in the Arts in a warm culture of student acceptance and understanding.

It is an approach we fully expect to continue – and strengthen. With a stable academic leadership that has driven our mission since the very beginning, we remain an independent educational environment (free from corporate structure) that focuses on bringing out the best in every child. We welcome the opportunity to do the same for yours.

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