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Bronx, NY
Students enrolled: 416

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3740 Baychester Ave Annex
Bronx, NY 10466

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(718) 655-6660
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Map of Bronx Charter School For Better Learning address.

October 06, 2014
Maybe you're just oblivious because not only teachers are complaining parents are as well. This school is a mess and the students are disrespectful.

- submitted by a parent

October 05, 2014
I really wish the staff of this school stop airing their grievances with the parents and the public. I am a parent of three kids in this school, I am extremely happy with it and have no complaints other than having to read about the drama that happens behind closed doors. Aren't we all here for the sake of a better education of our minority children? It is simple, if you don't like it here, may I suggest you find somewhere else to go?! We don't want to hear about your job related issues, we all have our own and we are not posting it online to damage a great school. In short, if you are unhappy, please move on; make room for someone who is willing to come to this school to teach and take challenges everyday. It is obvious that this school is not for you. As a parent, I continue to say, this is an awesome school and your rantings will not put a damper on my opinion or anyone else, who is prioritizing a better education for their children. -ER

- submitted by a parent

September 17, 2014
I'm very disappointed with this school I felt my son was neglected in this school he has a speech delay and a little of learning disability and they didn't do no effort to improve him better other than helding him over for the same grade his teacher was awful she teaches kidergarden kids... I took him out of this school already never turning back or stepping foot in that school... I called that discrimination...

- submitted by a parent

September 03, 2014
BBL is a wonderful, supportive working environment. Teachers receive frequent, meaningful professional development. The principal, executive director and professional development staff treat the teachers well and value their work. BBL is a special place and I grateful to have found it. The teacher turnover rate is incredibly low; recent data shows that it's one of the lowest out of all charter schools in NYC. That being said, it is not a perfect fit for everyone. We believe strongly in student autonomy and constructivist methodologies. Te teachers who leave are most often ones whose practices aren't aligned with our school pedagogy, the Subordination of Teaching to Learning.

- submitted by a teacher

June 27, 2014
This school does not know how to treat its employees. There is a lot of nepotism and favoritism and as a result, there is a high turnover rate and a lot of distrust among the faculty. Also, the principal has zero loyalty towards the teachers and other staff, unless they belong to the Bronx Bethany Church of the Nazarene. He has strong ties to that church and he has puts his standing and reputation within the church community above his responsibilities towards the school and his loyalty to the teachers. The executive director also plays favorites within the staff and is a man of low moral character. It is an extremely toxic working environment and if you are in the education field, do yourself a favor and do not work there.

- submitted by a community member

January 12, 2014
Great school where the teachers try hard to do their best to help all the students learn better

- submitted by a parent

January 11, 2014
Making the decision to have my children attend the Bronx Charter for Better Learning was one of my best decision. My daughter currently attend the school and is in the second grade, I also had a son that graduated from the Bronx Charter for better learning two years ago. He has accomplish alot and has move on to middle school where he is know in an honors class. His progress was with the help of the great team at the school. The principal Mr jacobs is very pleasant and keep is parents inform of changes and updates. The staff is willing to help and a pleasure to talk to. I highly recommend the school to all..

- submitted by a parent

January 09, 2014
Bronx Charter, is a excellent school... It gives a solid foundation to elementary aged children allowing them to succeed in the middle schools easily. I have one daughter who is a Bronx Charter graduate, And two daughters who currently attend in the 4th and 3rd grades... The Staff from the Teachers, to the office administration, to the Principal are all friendly and helpful. While they hold a high standard they offer lots of help when your child is not quite meeting the standard. My only problem with Bronx Charter is I wish it continued until 12th grade.

- submitted by a parent

January 08, 2014
I would recommend this school to anyone. The school staff that has come in contact with my daughter has been nothing but supportive and caring. The principal is very professional and does a wonderful job of keeping the parents informed no matter the time or day. My child is continuously coming home with new ideas and this school helps facilitate better learning.

- submitted by a parent

January 08, 2014
A great place to work and learn! All of the staff work hard and all of the students are brilliant!

- submitted by a teacher

January 08, 2014
The Bronx Charter School for Better learning offers students a chance to learn in their own way. It allows the students to become their own teachers allowing them to discover the answers on their own. I think all the students, staff and parents have the same goal for the students at BBL,which is achievement and success for each student.

- submitted by a teacher

January 06, 2014
This is a school that is not held hostage by state test performances. It is a place where children actually enjoy learning every day. BBL promotes independence, autonomy, and a sustained love of learning. There are no memorization or drill and repeat tactics. Students are asked to take responsibility for their learning.

- submitted by a teacher

December 20, 2013
BBL is a place where the starting point for learning is the student. The faculty has created an incredibly caring and supportive learning environment for all students.

- submitted by a community member

June 28, 2011
Charter Schools Do Work!! and Bronx Charter is a Hallmark what can be done when a community of educators committed to students work together . My daughter attendend BCSBL for 5 years. It was a wonderful experience. The curriculum challenged her, the teachers were supportive and caring; always pushing her to achieve more administration was supportive and very involved with the children. The school supported and encouraged personal growth, responsibilty, accountability, respect for self and others. The staffing was stable with teachers returning year after year . What a gem of a school. Bronx Charter School for better Learning is a great school. I was very fortunate and privlidged to have my child educated and nurtured in this enviornment. She is off to a great start. And I thank the faculty and staff with all my heart.

- submitted by a parent

March 22, 2010
my kids went here. this is a piece of heaven for the mind. I even forgot that I had kids, because they are really on top of bussiness. before I was so concerned and after they finished here that i had to stop working for a little bit. this is unique.

- submitted by a parent

July 21, 2009
My son attend BCSBL for (5)yrs and I am so sad that this was his last year, the teachers and principal there are the best. My son loved being there. I only wish it went up to the (8th) grade. But I thank BCSBL for giving my son a wonderful start in life.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
June 15, 2009
Wonderful school with an excellent principal. I just wish they went up to the 6th grade.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 01, 2009
I absolutely love this school! This staff is professional. They dress the part too! My kids love it. My daughter is part of the program in ps 111 and will move to the annex next year! Can't wait.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
June 23, 2008
This is a great school with a wonderful staff! The children seem to really enjoy learning.

- submitted by a community member

May 15, 2007
My son has been attending this school for the past 3yrs and it is the best of the best. Everything about it is organized, and well thought out by the Principal and Teachers. I always recommend it to everyone i meet.

- submitted by a parent

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Bronx Charter School For Better Learning
3740 Baychester Ave Annex, Bronx, NY  10466
(718) 655-6660
Last modified Bronx Charter School For Better Learning is a Charter school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Bronx Charter School For Better Learning Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top