Brooklyn Schools and Education Guide

Brooklyn Schools and Education Guide

February 8, 2016   |   DIRECTORY ARTICLES   


Brooklyn Schools and Education Guide

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UPDATED January 2016: Find a preschool, private or public school, plus after-school tutors and enrichment classes for your child in Brooklyn neighborhoods, including Park Slope, Brooklyn Heights, Williamsburg, Downtown Brooklyn, Cobble Hill, and Carroll Gardens

EDU - Charter/Public Schools - PRINT GUIDE

CITIZENS OF THE WORLD CHARTER SCHOOL WILLIAMSBURG
424 Leonard Street, Brooklyn
Citizens of the World Charter School Crown Heights
791 Empire Blvd., Brooklyn, NY 11213
718-221-5095
cwc-crownheights.org
Citizens of the World Charter School Williamsburg
424 Leonard St., Brooklyn, NY 11222
718-384-1386
cwc-williamsburg.org


Email enroll@cwcbrooklyn.org

Our mission is to provide a socioeconomically, culturally, and racially diverse community of students. Our schools offer an intellectually challenging, experiential learning environment that develops the student’s confidence, potential, and individual responsibility as a citizen of the world. Both of our schools offer differentiated class size and teaching models, as well as art, dance, and music instruction for all students. Contact us today to apply.

HELLENIC CLASSICAL CHARTER SCHOOL
646 5th Ave., Park Slope
718-499-0957 x209

HCCS offers a rigorous classical education that is rich in challenging content, instructs all students using the Core Knowledge curriculum, and supplements all instruction with classical study of the Greek and Latin languages, as well as history, art, and other cultural studies.

WILLIAMSBURG CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL
198 Varet Street , Brooklyn
718-782-9830
Email dpierre@wcs.org

The Williamsburg Charter High School prepares students in their journey to become skilled workers in and literate citizens of the world community through their participation in a rigorous and demanding liberal arts education that includes language, literature, writing, science, history, mathematics, the arts, and technology as well as the skills of critical thinking, communication, and research.

EDU - Educational Services - PRINT GUIDE

NYC DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION MAGNET SCHOOLS COMMUNITY DISTRICT 28
718-759-4977
PS 160 Walter Francis Bishop Magnet School of the Arts
109-59 Inwood St., Jamaica
PS 80 Thurgood Marshall Magnet School of Multimedia & Communication
171-05 137 Ave., Jamaica
PS 354 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Magnet Institute of Queens
126-10 Bedell St., Jamaica


Email pfois@schools.nyc.gov

NYC School District 28 is awarded a Federal Magnet grant for The Thurgood Marshall Magnet School of Multimedia and Communication, PS 80; The Walter Francis Bishop Magnet School of The Arts, PS 160; and The Magnet STEM Institute of Queens, PS 354. Each school is theme-based providing unique educational opportunities focusing on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, hands-on, project-based activities, service learning, and residency partnerships with cultural institutions. Applications are available now for all students entering grades K-5. Please call 718-759-4977 for more information.

EDU - Preschool Alternatives - PRINT GUIDE

MUSIC TOGETHER
Music Together
Bay Ridge/Bensonhurst/Sheepshead Bay/Flatbush/Mill Basin/Marine Park
718-499-2866
musictogetherbr@mindspring.com
Bay Ridge
718-499-2866
musictogetherbr.com
Park Slope
718-369-3099
mtparkslope.com
Brooklyn Heights
musictogetheratkiddiecorner.com
718-855-0908


Music Together is a nationwide educational program founded on the belief that all children are musical, and that music is a perfect way for children to learn and grow. We sing, dance, and play instruments in a fun, informal, supportive atmosphere. Limited to 12 children with parent or caregiver. Classes meet once a week for 45 minutes. Morning, afternoon, evening, or weekend class times available. Birth to age 5. Free demonstration classes offered. Sessions start in September, January, April, and July.

EDU - Preschools - PRINT GUIDE

ALL MY CHILDREN DAYCARE AND NURSERY SCHOOL
Various locations; call for information or check us online,
Brooklyn: 347-708-7827 Queens: 347-708-7827 Manhattan: 212-419-5416
Email info@allmychildrendaycare.com

All My Children Daycare (AMC) is now offering after-school care at all of our eco-friendly locations throughout Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan. We provide nutritious meals and snacks, enriching educational activities, and a highly experienced and caring staff. You may pick up your child as late as 7pm. Our Ridge St. Lower Manhattan center offers DropZone services for hourly care.

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS ACADEMY DAYCARE
1408 East 52nd Street, Brooklyn
347-675-0794

Group Family Day Care established, to educate children in a nurturing environment. Our goal is to instill in each child a sense of self and the attitude that they can become anything they put their minds to. We teach them independence, by doing things for themselves. Our educational program consist of math, alphabet, science, Spanish time , yoga, music, art and dramatic play. Programs for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Breakfast, lunch, and snack is provided. Full-time, part-time, and afterschool care available.

CONGREGATION BETH ELOHIM EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
274 Garfield Place, Park Slope
718-499-6208 x221

Congregation Beth Elohim Early Childhood Center is dedicated to providing children aged 2 to 5 with a learning environment that nurtures their growth, curiosity, and self-esteem. Our lively, hands-on curriculum is developed through direct observation of children’s interests and individual needs. The traditions and basic values of the Jewish culture are integrated throughout to strengthen our learning community. Established in 1978, Congregation Beth Elohim’s Early Childhood Center is one of the most highly regarded preschools in the New York Metropolitan area.

FASTRACKIDS
7612 13th Ave.,
718-748-3000, 800-470-9216
Camp:
800-470-9216


FasTracKids offers supplemental programs and classes for children ages 2-14. We offer a suite of world-class educational enrichment programs which are designed to help children accelerate their education utilizing the latest in research driven, brain-based learning. Our centers offer a variety of programs ranging from preschool, to gifted and talented test prep and programs, to math and English tutoring and enrichment including NYS test prep, to science, as well as STEAM enrichment classes. FasTracKids is an international organization with locations in over 52 countries worldwide. Visit us at ftkny.com

LITTLE HANDS & FEET
1270 Bay Ridge Parkway, Brooklyn
718-680-KIDS (5437)
Email soos016@aol.com

Little Hands And Feet was founded by Aneshah, who has been certified in childcare for 20 years. Our goal is to provide a healthy, safe, and nurturing environment while focusing on educational and social development. We believe each child is special and unique. Our staff is dedicated, qualified, and trained in CPR. At Little Hands and Feet be assured it is a home away from home and your child will have the best care available. Hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 6:30am-6:30pm. Free full day UPK program for children born in 2012.

NORTH WILLIAMSBURG Y (THE)
14 Hope Street, Suite 1, Brooklyn
718-407-6388
Email info@northwilliamsburgy.org

North Williamsburg Y is a preschool committed to providing students with an environment nurturing their curiosity, and their academic and social growth. We provide opportunities for children to develop a passion for learning, to get to know themselves as individuals, and to work as members of a caring, cooperative community. We're a progressive school based on Bank Street/Reggio Emilia philosophies-using a hands-on curriculum that has been developed through observing students’ individual needs. Registration for 2016-2017 is open, contact us: info@northwilliamsburgy.org, 14 Hope Street, Suite 1, or call 718-407-6388.

PARK SLOPE NORTH / HELEN OWEN CAREY
184 Eldridge St., Brooklyn
718-638-4100

Park Slope North/Helen Owen Carey is an early care and education program serving children ages 2-4. In collaboration with the DOE, it offers pre-k for all. Park Slope North/Helen Owen Carey has a wonderful rooftop playground, and a partnership with Brooklyn/Queens Music Conservatory. For more information please call 718-638-4100.

PARK SLOPE SCHOOLHOUSE CHILD CARE CENTER
556 Fifth Ave., Brooklyn
718-768-4873

Park Slope Schoolhouse provides full-day, full-year, early childhood educational programming in our state-of-the-art facility for children ages 1-4 years old. We strive to create a caring, diverse, loving, and stimulating childcare environment that provides children of all backgrounds the opportunity to grow in their own distinct manner and at their own individual pace, through play and organized activity. We value and welcome the involvement of our families, and the community at large, in the learning process of our children.

REDEEMER ST. JOHN'S NURSERY SCHOOL
939 83rd St.,
718-833-7700

Redeemer St. John's Nursery School has served the community for over 40 years and is licensed by the New York City Department of Health. Our goal is to foster a child's positive self-image, encourage curiosity, and promote cooperation by providing rich experiences and opportunities for problem solving, self-expression, and logical thinking. Our thematic curriculum focuses on fun, age-appropriate activities-integrated into all subject areas. In addition to offering a 2-day toddler program, we offer a 3-day (full or half-day) nursery program and a free UPK program for children born in 2012.

SMART START EARLY LEARNING CENTER
8411 Fort Hamilton Parkway, Brooklyn
718-921-1868
Email smartstart@verizon.net

While providing a safe, warm, and nurturing environment, our staff addresses the social, emotional, and physical needs of children. Through thematic units, arts and crafts, and dramatic play, the “whole” child will flourish. Full- and part-time classes for 2- and 3-year-olds, and free universal pre-k for 4-year-olds, with extended-day option. Open year-round; summer program available.

STEPPING STONES NURSERY SCHOOL
245 86th St., Bay Ridge
718-630-1000
Email steppingstones86@aol.com

Join our programs and share the joys of early exploration and discovery. Watch your child grow through hands-on learning and small group instruction with our certified, warm, and friendly teachers. Stepping Stones offers 2-year-old, 3-year-old, preschool (age 4), and pre-k programs. Full- and part-time enrollment available. We are open from 7am-6:30pm. An after-school program is also available for grades K-5.

STORYBOOK LAND
8638 20th Ave.,
718-996-8714
Email no email

Give your child a superior beginning. A mind is a wonderful thing to expand! All teachers certified in Early Childhood Development. Programs include: half-day, full-day, extended time, 2-5-year-olds. Preschool and kindergarten activities, fitness program, trips, music, math, reading readiness, tutoring, and after-school programs are available. Tutoring and afterschool program available for kindergarten students. Prepare for first grade!

TREASURE ISLAND
347 74th St. (corner of 4th & 74th Streets),
718-238-7676

Our programs are for children 2 years through pre-K. Monday-Friday, 7:15am-6pm. Part-time schedules are available. We offer hands on learning in a loving, nurturing environment. Social, emotional, and cognitive development is our primary focus. Motivating and fun experiences. Enrichment through the arts program. All meals included. Maria Nogueira, director. Free full day UPK program for children born in 2012

URBAN STRATEGIES EARLY LEARN
1091 Sutter Ave., Brooklyn
1152 Elton Street (at Flatlands Avenue)
Urban Strategies UPK Program
255 Atkins Ave.
1405 Bushwick Ave.
718-235-6151vr 718-348-9349
usheadstart1@aol.com
usatcare1@aol.com


Urban Strategies, Inc. operates several Learn Child Care Centers which service children ages 2.9 to 5. Our ultimate goal is to serve as a platform for quality education and a support system for neighborhood children. We work to develop the whole child–intellectually, emotionally, physically, and socially. Services include health and nutrition, parent involvement, social services, disability services, safety and family literacy programming. Urban Strategies, Inc.’s Early Learn sites may also host UPK, head start, childcare and dual programs.

EDU - Private Schools - PRINT GUIDE

BROOKLYN FREE SCHOOL
372 Clinton Ave.,, Brooklyn
718-499-2707
Email contact@brooklynfreeschool.org

Given the time and resources to play, explore, invent, and imagine, opens up a world of possibility for our students. Students make the rules, inform curriculum design, and are leaders in our problem-solving processes, sometimes facilitating community meetings with as many as 80 participants! An education at BFS puts the child and family at the very center of the learning process and transforms their passion for learning. Our social justice mission, commitment to diversity, and sliding-scale tuition model welcomes a student body that is both racially and socioeconomically diverse.

DIMITRIOS AND GEORGIA KALOIDIS PAROCHIAL SCHOOL (DGK) (THE )
Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 8502 Ridge Blvd., Brooklyn
718-836-8096
Email principal@dgkschool.org

The Dimitrios and Georgia Kaloidis Greek American Parochial School is committed to providing students from nursery, pre-K, and kindergarten through eighth grade, with a quality education that emphasizes academic achievement, social, emotional, and spiritual development, while preparing them for 21st-century college and career readiness.

GREENE HILL SCHOOL
39 Adelphi St., Brooklyn
718-230-3608

Founded in 2009, Greene Hill School is an independent lower and middle school serving the needs of the Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, and surrounding Brooklyn communities for affordable and progressive education. At Greene Hill School, children are actively engaged in their world through critical thinking and open-ended investigations; teachers provide expertise and consistent, thoughtful guidance; parents are important contributors to the school environment; and the local community is a natural extension of the GHS classroom.

LEIF ERICSON DAY SCHOOL
1037 72nd St.,
718-748-9023
Christine Hauge, Principal


More than 40 years as a Christian day school for nursery through eighth grade. Small class sizes, state-approved curriculum, with in-depth courses in music, computer technology, physical, and environmental education. Counseling and tutoring available, as well as door-to-door bus service, extended hours morning and night, extracurricular activities, and financial aid.

EDU - Religious Schools - PRINT GUIDE

DIMITRIOS AND GEORGIA KALOIDIS PAROCHIAL SCHOOL (DGK) (THE )
Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 8502 Ridge Blvd., Brooklyn
718-836-8096
Email principal@dgkschool.org

The Dimitrios and Georgia Kaloidis Greek American Parochial School is committed to providing students from nursery, pre-K, and kindergarten through eighth grade, with a quality education that emphasizes academic achievement, social, emotional, and spiritual development, while preparing them for 21st-century college and career readiness.

LEIF ERICSON DAY SCHOOL
1037 72nd St.,
718-748-9023
Christine Hauge, Principal


More than 40 years as a Christian day school for nursery through eighth grade. Small class sizes, state-approved curriculum, with in-depth courses in music, computer technology, physical, and environmental education. Counseling and tutoring available, as well as door-to-door bus service, extended hours morning and night, extracurricular activities, and financial aid.

SAINT SAVIOUR CATHOLIC ACADEMY
701 8th Ave., Park Slope
718-768-8000 x4
Email jparhamsantana@sscaparkslope.org

Saint Saviour Catholic Academy prepares students from nursery to eighth grade for higher education. We welcome and support diversity of ethnicity and race, religion, socioeconomic background, and learning style. Our Academy offers a balanced curriculum of rigorous academics, designed to meet the common core standards, and a vibrant arts program paired with the spiritual teachings of Catholicism. We welcome you to visit our academy! Schedule a visit with our director of admissions, Julian Parham Santana, see contact information above.

ST. BERNADETTE SCHOOL
1313 83rd St., Brooklyn
718-236-1560

St. Bernadette School provides an atmosphere that fosters religious beliefs, moral values, and a well-balanced academic education resulting from our dedicated faculty and administration. Technology, art, music, Italian, and physical education also add an essential dimension to student life. In addition to academics, students are offered the opportunity to join student council along with a variety of extra-curricular activities participate. It is always our goal to support the needs of every student to not only prepare for high school, but to prepare for life!

EDU - Special Education - PRINT GUIDE

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN SPEECH - LANGUAGE AND HEARING CLINIC
1 University Place, Brooklyn
718-488-3480

The Downtown Brooklyn Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, located on Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus, provides a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and adults with communication, swallowing, and hearing disorders. The Clinic is part of LIU’s graduate training program in speech-language pathology. Supervisors are certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and licensed by the State of New York. Graduate interns are supervised by clinical faculty . We offer affordable services for families from all 5 boroughs. For eligible children, services may be authorized by NYCDOE at no cost.

SENSORY STREET PEDIATRIC OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
703 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn
718-789-2451

Sensory Street is an occupational therapy practice servicing children newborn to 21 years old. We help children be independent in their daily activities (school, play, socialization, and self-care). Our new sensory gym and rehab facility makes our mission easy and effective. Our services include: occupational therapy (screenings, evaluations, consultation, sensory integration therapy, NDT, early intervention), handwriting classes, birthday parties, and play dates. We also offer Open Sensory Gym, movement classes, seasonal events, and new Sensory Academic Enrichment Program for reading and math. We accept DOE RSA, and insurance.




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