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The Bedford Village School P.S. 3
50 Jefferson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216
The Bedford Village School (P.S. 3) is a public school for grades pre kindergarten through five. Based on its stateMore tests results, the school received a GreatSchools Rating of 3 out of 10. The Bedford Village School is located across the street from the Bedford Library, where many of the school's students spend their time after school. The school's motto is "It Takes A Village." Some of the school's extracurricular activities include a dance club, a newspaper and a soccer team.
La Cima Charter
800 Gates Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11221

La Cima is a public charter school that occupies the third floor of a large, four-story school building on theMore corner of Gates and Stuyvesant Avenues. The school shares the building with another charter school, BSS Charter, on the fourth floor and one middle school, M.S. 267, on the first and second floors.

The school opened in 2008 to 140 kindergarteners and first graders. In the 2010 school year, the school enrolled 273 students. La Cima Charter will continue to add a grade until it is fully enrolled as a K - 5 school in the 2012 school year.

The school does not screen its students. It gives geographic priority to students who live in the community school district and includes an application lottery.

Middle School 6827 (BSC Charter School)
800 Gates Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11221

M.S. 6827, also known as the Bedford Stuyvesant Collegiate Charter School (BSC), is a public charter school, a partMore of the "Uncommon Schools" collegiate charter schools network. BSC shares the building with one middle school-- M.S. 267-- on the first and second floors and another charter school-- La Cima-- on the third floor.

BSC opened in 2008 to 140 5th graders. Today, the school has 221 5th, 6th and 7th graders. The school will  continue to add a grade until it is fully enrolled as a middle school and high school, serving grades 5 -1 2.

The mission of Bedford Stuyvesant Collegiate Charter School is to prepare each student for college. Parents are required to sign a "Family Accountability Contract," outlining their parental responsibilities to their child's education at the school.

Brooklyn High School for Leadership & Community Service
300 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

Brooklyn High School for Leadership and Community Service (13K616) is a transfer high school, a high school forMore students who-- because of behavioral, emotional or other reasons-- have been removed from their original high school. The school's principal is Georgia Kouriampalis.

Brooklyn Leadership allows looping by teachers and support staff: By spending three years together, teachers and students become a tightly knit family, within the larger school community. The school tries to cultivate each student's creative side as an expressive outlet, offering fine arts drama and video production, along with a debate team and school newspaper.

The school is housed on the second floor of a campus it shares with three other schools: P379 Special Education Middle School in the basement, Kappa Seven Preparatory Middle School on the first floor, and Brooklyn Community Arts High School on the third floor.

Clara Muhammad School of Masjid Khalifah
1174 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11216
The Clara Muhammad School was founded in 1977. The school is recognized by the New York State Education Department andMore focuses on a Muslim-centered education and religious doctrines that originate with the teachings of the late Elijah Muhammad. The school's curriculum focuses on math, science, Arabic language, English, social studies and Islamic studies. The pre-k - eighth-grade school operates in a similar fashion as a co-op school, with parents, teachers and students encouraged to help with the school's maintenance, upkeep and survival.
M.S. 301 (Satellite East)
344 Monroe Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216

Satellite East is a public middle school, serving grades 6 through 8. The school's principal is Kim McPherson. TheMore school was founded in 2002, and has a total enrollment of 255 students.

Satellite East is known to be a high performing school with a rigorous curriculum. It is a uniform school. The school's parent coordinator is James Reaves. Satellite East shares its campus with P.S. 305, the Dr. Peter Ray School, which is located on the first and second floors. Satellite East is on the third floor.

P.S. 305 (Dr. Peter Ray School)
344 Monroe St, Brooklyn, NY 11216
P.S. 305 is a public school that serves preschoolers through fifth-graders. Student enrollment is 351. The students wearMore uniforms. In 2001, the school was on the SURR list (school under registration review). But since the hiring of new administration and staff in 2002, the school has  slowly  improved. Many of the school's students come from the area's surrounding projects and homeless shelters. Although there is a dedicated staff committed to reviving the school, it still lacks many academic resources. The school shares its campus with M.S. 301, a high-performing middle school.
M.S. 35 (The Stephen Decatur Middle School)
272 Macdonough St, Brooklyn, NY 11233

M.S. 35 (Stephen Decatur Middle School) is a public school serving students in grades six through eight. The school'sMore principal is Jacklyn Charles-Marcus.

When M.S. 35 ran as a K through 8 school, it was known for its gang violence and poor academic record. However, since the school's reorganization as a middle school and since its current principal, Ms. Charles, took charge in 2004, the culture of the school and its test scores are improving. The school offers the Houghton Mifflin Reading Program, small group tutoring, Saturday school, after-school programs and programs of the New York State Reading Academy.

M.S. 35 is located on the first, second and part of the third floors of a building it shares with P.S. 141, a school for children with severe disabilities and the Brooklyn Brownstone School, located on the fourth floor.

Leadership Prep Charter School
141 Macon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216
Leadership Prep Charter School was founded in 2005 as a college preparatory school for students in kindergarten throughMore eighth grade. The school will add a grade each year as the students move up and it takes in new kindergartners. Leadership Prep is a part of the Uncommon Schools network of schools, which was featured in the May 2, 2010, Sunday New York Times as an example of successful "top-flight" charter schools. The school shares a campus on the first floor with M.S./H.S. 336, The Academy of Business and Community Development. Leadership Prep does not offer a consistent program of extracurricular activities, emphasizing, instead, a focus on academic rigor. The building's basement houses a city wide student suspension site, from 9:00am - 5:00pm. The school's principle is Sultana Noor-Muhammad.
Kappa Seven Prepatory Academy
300 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
Kappa Seven Preparatory Academy is a middle school housed on the first floor of a campus it shares with three otherMore schools: Brooklyn Leadership High School on the second floor, Brooklyn Community Arts and Media High School on the third floor and P369 Special Education Middle School in the basement. The principal of Kappa Seven Prepatory Academy is Beatrice Thompson.
Clara Muhammad School of Masjid Khalifah
1174 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216
Clara Muhammad School of Masjid is a coed Islamic affiliated school that serves students in grades pre-K through 8.More Originally opened in 1934, the school aims to provide quality education in a disciplined, structured and progressive setting. Interested parents should call the school to schedule a tour. 
Excellence Boys Charter School
225 Patchen Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11233
Excellence Boys Charter School is an elementary school that focuses on college attendance. Serving students fromMore kindergarten through eighth grade, it is a free public charter school and part of the Uncommon Schools Network. The all-male school, founded in 2004, has an enrollment of 360 as of 2010. The rigorous curriculum stresses reading, writing and math skills. It is housed in a state-of-the-art structure, has homerooms named after colleges and offers such electives as art, fitness and music. Activities include tae kwon do, Shakespearean theater and sports.
M.S. 57 (The Ron Brown Academy)
125 Stuyvesant Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11221

M.S. 57 is a public middle school serving students in grades 6-8. The school's principal is Celeste Douglas.

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The school recently was removed as a School Under Registration Review (S.U.R.R.) in February 2009. Since that time, a dedicated administration and staff of teachers has made steady progress in improving its students' state test scores. The school offers mentoring programs and a wide variety of extended day enrichment courses and after-school activities.

M.S. 57 is located on the second floor of a building it shares with M.S. 385 (The School of Business, Finance and Entrepreneurship) and the Academy of Global Finance, a high school.

Bedford Stuyvesant Collegiate Charter School
800 Gates Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11221
Bedford Stuyvesant Collegiate Charter School is a free public school offering middle school education from grades 5thMore through 8th. This institution focuses on literacy and provides course instruction in writing, history, math, science and guided reading. After school tutoring is available, in addition to Saturday School for struggling students. There is a computer network for communication, research and assignments. 
Brooklyn University High School for Law
1396 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11221

Brooklyn University High School for Law (BKULAW), formerly Acorn High School For Social Justice, is a public schoolMore that serves grades nine to 12. The school's principal is Michael Prayor. BKULAW provides a rigorous college preparatory academic program.

Inside the school, students have a choice between three institutes for learning: Legal studies, science and technology and AVID-based curriculum (Advancement via Individual Determination). The school offers advance placement courses and an opportunity to obtain an associate's degree while enrolled in high school.

P.S. 23 (The Carter G. Woodson School)
545 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206
P.S. 23 (The Carter G. Woodson School) is a public school that serves grades pre-K through fifth. The school's principalMore is Sharon Meade and the student population is 312. The school shares its campus with the Brooklyn Charter School, located on the third floor. P.S. 23 has partnered with a large number of well-known public and private organizations, including the Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA, Studio-in-a-School, a two-year visual arts program, and Woodhull Medical and Health Center, to promote asthma awareness. The school lists a host of extracurricular activities, including chorus, photography, double-dutch and karate.
Clara Muhammad School of Masjid Khalifah
120 Madison St, Brooklyn, NY 11216
Named for the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, this is a mosque and a school primarily for the African-American MuslimMore community. The school serves students from pre-school through eighth grade.
Bethel Elementary School
457 Grand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Bethel Elementary School is a religious school for children from kindergarten to 8th grade. It also runs a summer schoolMore and summer camp. Bethel Elementary has classes in subjects such as Bible study, mathematics, language, science, health, social studies, computer tech and creative arts.
P.S. 256 (Benjamin Banneker Elementary School)
114 Kosciuszko St, Brooklyn, NY 11216

P.S. 256, also known as The Benjamin Banneker School, is a public school that serves grades PK-5. The school'sMore principal is Sharyn Hemphill. Special Programs at P.S. 256 include Reading Recovery, Power Push Saturdays for Academic Achievement, Banneker Success, Extended Day Academy, Generation Next Homework Help and the Banneker Read, Write, and Ride Reading and Bicycle Initiative.

There are no sports programs, but the school's physical education department teaches tennis and soccer, along with other popular sports, such as basketball and volleyball. The school shares the third floor of its building with the Community Partnership Charter School.

The Brooklyn Charter School
545 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206

The Brooklyn Charter School (BCS) is a free public charter school serving children in grades kindergarten through 5.More The school is located on the third floor of a campus building it shares with P.S. 23. The head of school and executive director is Omigbade Escayg.

BSC's curriculum is a mix of constructivism, skills-based learning and critical thinking in all core subject areas (reading, math, social studies, science). In addition, BCS offers visual arts, dance and music programs. Piano lessons are provided by the Piano School of New York City. BCS offers basketball and chess lessons for both boys and girls after school.

El Hajj Malik El Shabazz School
500 Macon St, Brooklyn, NY 11233

El Hajj Malik El Shabazz School, or PS/IS 262, is a public school that serves students from pre-kindergarten toMore sixth grade. The school is named after the African-American leader, Malcolm X. African-American culture is celebrated at the school year round and the PTA is very active. Joeletha Ferguson serves as principal.

PS/IS 262 follows the Joseph S. Renzulli School Wide Enrichment Model, which encourages instructional flexibility for schools to adopt their own unique programs based on local resources and unique school dynamics. The school participates in the Reading First program (grades 2 and 3), Learning Through Expanded Arts Program for early childhood students, Chess in the Schools Program (grades 3 and 4), and the Noel Pointer trings Program, where students are taught to read sheet music and play the violin (grades 2-5).

Excellence Girls Charter School
794 Monroe St, Brooklyn, NY 11221

Excellence Girls Charter School is an all-girls, free public charter school, serving grades K-8. The school'sMore principal is Ms. Celestina De La Garza. Excellence Girls is a part of the Uncommon Schools network, and like the other schools in the network, it is a college preparatory school. The school opened in September 2009 to 145 kindergarteners and first-graders and will add a class every year, as each class advances.

Students wear uniforms. The curriculum is rigorous, with more than three hours of daily literacy instruction and one hour of math instruction, along with social studies, science, music, art and character education.

The school shares a campus with P.S. 309, The George E. Wibecam school which occupies the first and second floors. Excellence Girls is located on the third floor.

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