What... (i.e. camp, dance class, birthday party)
        
 
Pick a NYMetroParents Region: All Regions   Manhattan    Brooklyn    Queens    Westchester    Rockland   Fairfield    Nassau    Suffolk  

Resources

   

PROGRESSIVE BROOKLYN MIDDLE SCHOOL ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR FALL

     Home  >  Articles  > Local News - Brooklyn
by Courtney Brodie February 18, 2014

Related: greene hill school, middle schools in brooklyn, brooklyn middle school, humanities-based curriculum, common core standards,



Get More Info
Simply enter your email address at the bottom to get in touch.

Greene Hill School in Brooklyn is now accepting applications for the middle school it plans to open for the fall semester. The Brooklyn middle school follows a humanities-based curriculum and is aligned with the New York state Common Core standards.

greene hill school students
Greene Hill students collaborate in hands-on, scientific investigation of the Earth system in their own neighborhood.

Greene Hill School, a progressive school in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, is accepting applications for its first sixth-grade class, opening September 2014. The admissions process includes an online application; letters of recommendation; recent school report; FACTS Grant & Aid assessment; and a parent meeting and classroom visit for students.

Greene Hill is a small, nurturing community that encourages students to work to understand concepts through investigation, both in self-directed and collaborative settings. It facilitates independent projects, as well as partnerships with local businesses and organizations, such as Urban Glass, Construction Kids and Brooklyn School of Music. “We want to provide opportunities [for students] to take ownership of their learning,” says Laurie Baum, middle school planning director.

These projects are just one aspect of the week, supplementing a humanities-based curriculum of integrated English, history, science, and math that challenges students to develop problem-solving skills with real-world applications. The curriculum is also aligned with NYS Common Core standards as a benchmark for learning and means of high school readiness.

In addition to the spirit of community and collaboration, the school fosters a diverse student body by operating on a sliding scale for tuition based on family income.

The initial sixth-grade class is the first step in the development of the Greene Hill Middle School. It will be adding seventh and eighth grades each consecutive year, according to Baum.

 


Send Me More Info

Enter the code: 4681                   
Please send me NYMetroParents weekend highlights newsletter.

More Local News - Brooklyn Articles

Brooklyn’s AltSchool Provides Experiential Learning
Brooklyn Charter School Launches Spanish Program
Music and Arts Center Opens in Park Slope
Kings Bay Y at North Williamsburg Offers UPK
Pediatric Dental Office Opens in Greenpoint

Be a good fellow parent and share this with a friend who would be interested
Email Friend

Local Local News - Brooklyn Sponsors


Congregation Beth Elohim Summer Camp
274 Garfield Place
Park Slope, NY
718-768-3814
Congregation Beth Elohim has a Summer Camp program...
Created By Kids NYC
592 Pacific St. (steps away from Atlantic Terminal/Barclays Center)
Brooklyn, NY
718-857-5437
...

Hamilton Dance
11 Newell Street
Brooklyn, New York
(718) 349-1617
About Hamilton Dance Hamilton Dance Studio is d...

Bee Line Entertainment Inc.
718-356-8723
PREMIER PARTY PACKAGES, DJ SERVICES & MORE FOR YOU...

B.P. Wise Owl Tutoring
917-364-1684
I am a Level 1-trained Wilson Reading teacher with...
See Our Local News - Brooklyn Directory

local zones

Nassau

Nassau cont.

Suffolk

Suffolk cont.

Westchester

Westchester cont.

Fairfield

Rockland

Rockland cont.

Queens

Queens cont.

Brooklyn

Brooklyn cont.

Manhattan

Copyright 2014 NY Metro Parents Magazine Site Design: THE VOICE