The Brooklyn Charter School’s academic curriculum focuses on 21st century learning: Students are prepared to meet the needs of an ever changing technological and global society. We use the latest technology in our classrooms as an integral part of its curriculum approach. This approach is based on the latest research in effective education and combines “traditional teacher-directed” and “student-centered” or “project-based” approaches to effectively address the needs of all learners.
This curriculum is designed to raise each student’s academic achievement levels – and it is succeeding!
Because literacy is our primary focus, we spend much time teaching children to express, analyze and have a command of language. We also develop a lifelong love and joy for reading and literature. We use a balanced literacy approach, which is designed to help all students learn to read and write effectively. Based firmly on the premise that all students can learn to read and write, this student-centered approach:
In our constructivist-based math program, children learn the order and structure that exist around us and to quantify our interactions. Students:
Our inquiry-based science approach helps students understand the elements of the universe and earth and encourages them to define a pathway to sustainability for the earth and future generations of the earth. It encourages children to view themselves as scientists in the process of learning as they:
Designed to give students a better understanding of themselves and the world around us, our social studies curriculum uses a project-based approach that: