Support a new, tuition-free elementary school for residents of District 15 in Brooklyn.
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Schools of all grade levels are overcrowded in Brooklyn's District 15, elementary schools in particular. Brooklyn Prospect Charter School seeks to open a K-5 elementary school in a private space in D15 to help alleviate overcrowding without taking needed space away from the community's district schools.
Serving the Brooklyn community for nearly ten years, Brooklyn Prospect Charter School is a K-12 college preparatory community with four campuses, where excellent teachers prepare a diverse student body to have a positive impact on society and a lifelong passion for learning. We have built a successful elementary school in Downtown Brooklyn (D13), which is known for its incredible teachers, diverse student body and faculty, and a curriculum that teaches the joy of learning while opening young minds to new perspectives and creative problem-solving.
- Brooklyn Prospect will house the school in private facilities so it won’t take space away from other neighborhood district schools.
- Proposed opening date: 2020
- Starting with 50 kindergarten students, the school will grow a grade each year, ultimately serving grades K-5. With a curriculum modeled on the International Baccalaureate program, the D15 school will be a place where young minds can grow into confident, balanced and knowledgeable students, who are interested in their communities and the world.
Why a new elementary in D15?
- District 15 is home to a diverse student population, a community Brooklyn Prospect excels at serving. But most D15 schools aren’t diverse and leave the community in need of learning environments that are truly integrated; Brooklyn Prospect will continue to fill that need by opening a third school in the community.
- Residents of the district need additional, tuition-free public school choices for their elementary school students to offset overcrowding and give all young minds access to equal education.
- BPCS has experience serving the D15 community with two schools (middle and high) already in the district — adding an elementary school would give D15 students a pathway to receive consecutive K-12 education within the same organization.
- Demand for our program is high: Currently, there are nearly 5,000 students on the waitlist for our D13 elementary school - 15% of those students live in D15.
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