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K-5
Public district
Brooklyn, NY
Students enrolled: 374
 

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50 Avenue P
Brooklyn, NY 11204

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(718) 621-5730
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April 17, 2014
BSI is a great school where kids are happy to be everyday and teacher who have so much knowledge to give and share and who are passionate about what they do. Every year there are exciting projects in each grade that class works as a team. We are very pleased with this school.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2014
BSI teacher and stuff are straight and friendly, Teacher Sara 502 teacher , uses her own time instructs students on writing, very very impressive, my son benefit from BSI a lot, the teacher is really love to teach those kids and love their job. We move to Brooklyn from Queen, made big change in our life, just for gifted school , but feel worth it. please continue keep school security and good teaching, we are going to stay BSI until my son finish middle school.

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2014
This is probably the best public school in Brooklyn, and is clearly better than my highly regarded local school. The quality of teachers seems to range from very good to exceptional. The students are excellent. The Principal and Vice Principal are exceptional. In my daughter's year, exactly zero of the 60 so students have left the school, which means that the parents think so highly of it that they avoid moving so that their chidren can continue to attend. The class size--which starts at 28 in K (though with a minimum of 2 adults in the classroom) and goes up from there--is a real problem. For example, the 30% or so of students that fail to meet the standards of the school in some subject area (about 1 year ahead of most schools) are asked to do extended day. This would not be necessary if classes were substantially smaller, and the teachers had time for more individual instruction during regular school hours. You might get this in many private schools, but very few public ones.

- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2013
Principal Donna is what makes Brooklyn School of Inquiry as great as it is. She, along the support of Asst. Principal Nicole, encourages all the parents and students get involved. Our daughter has been there from the day the school opened its doors to the public and she's very happy and learning so much. We're very fortunate to be part of thr BSI family.

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2013
We love, love, love BSI! It's a great learning and growing environment with an amazingly helpful staff. My daughter has been at BSI for 3 years, and she is very happy there. Kudos to Ms. Donna, Ms. Nicole, the teachers, the TAs, and the fabulous office staff. Special thanks to the security team for not allowing unexpected visitors to go upstairs to the BSI office, and for keeping the students from all 3 schools that share the building safe.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2013
This school's staff is so stuck up. I went to inquire about their gifted and talent program and the security guard didnot let me go into the administative office to ask more information. Other school let me. Also, I was only able to speak to someone on the phone when asking about their yellow bus service. She was already discouraging, don't apply, we have no spots left for 1st grade. I said, the deadline for G&T is the next day. Anyway, I called the DOE and they say that the local school cannot determine the seats. Since this is the only city-wide G&T I still apply my child to it. But their staff is unfriendly.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2013
Everything about this school is just amazing. It starts at the top with an amazing principle. Every single teacher is just so engaged, caring, and passionate about their work. The parents are involved and open minded. The kids are bright and talented.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2013
Unbelievable curriculum with incredible enrichments to service the child as a whole. hands on and engaged principal and beautiful facilities My son was accepted last school year as a kindergartener. The PTO is terrific and very instrumental. Best decision that we ever made. con: wish that more work was sent home from the classroom and teachers would update their blogs more frequently

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2013
My son in kindergarten instantly loved it. Mrs Taylor is an unbelievable principal who loves the kids as if her own. She is very responsive to parents but our kindergarten teacher tends to not be very communicative to parents unfortunately. That being said though the kids love her! The TA in our class tends to be lacking in personality as well when it comes to parents. Wish there was more liaising with parents considering this school is at a distance from us. Overall though - Strong PTO , excellent enrichments, exciting curriculum , amazing caring staff, the kids are immensely challenged to achieve their personal best. Definitely pleased with our choice overall.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2012
great school, great teachers and great principal. My son love his school and his teachers

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 14, 2010
you can see every single smiling face around everywhere in the school. my son eric even wants to school on weekend! he love the school so much!

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2010
This school has an enormous capacity for an open-mindedness, enthusiasm and creativity and these qualities are being instilled in children. As well as love, humanity, largeness. Faculty creates a space of bigness for our kids to show up in as whoever they choose to be.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2010
I'm very pleased with my daughters school. Her teachers and administrators love their jobs and my daughter loves her school and I am thankful.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 07, 2010
This school is incredible. Every child matters; the teachers and the Principal take interest in every child's challenges and successes.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 07, 2010
Great teachers who are about our children

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2010
My son comes home with a smile every day, what more can you ask for as a parent.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 07, 2010
Motivated administration and staff. Expansive curriculum with plenty of enrichments. Strong parent support.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 07, 2010
BSI is an all around wonderful school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 07, 2010
Great school, well worth the commute. We like the inquiry-based approach, dynamic and visionary principal, culture of mutual respect, active parents

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2010
I love the close knit family atmosphere and my daughter comes home happy everyday!!!

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2010
My daughter is new to the school. She comes home everyday with a smile and a story about her day. She is confident in her ability to learn and make new friends. My husband and I are especially impressed with the Tribes class. We have put the lessons learned to good use in our home life. We love Brooklyn School of Inquiry.

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2010
My kid could not be happier here--she and all the students are learning intellectually, socially, and emotionally from a star faculty led by the inspired Donna Taylor. It is an amazing place, and we feel indescribably lucky to have the privilege of sending our child there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 26, 2010
Because of the schools dedication to caring for and helping our children grow both intellectually and as individuals

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 25, 2010
for the staff! the most caring and out of the box thinkers in the city! Nothing is by the book, everything is what the situation calls for.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2010
This school has the most involved and enthusiastic Principal that I have ever seen in a NYC public school.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2010
The energizer bunny-Donna Taylor...she just gets things done. My daughter loves the school so much, she wakes me up in the morning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2010
Great public school with private school education

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2010
It is really great school !!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2010
my grandson is very happy there!

- submitted by a community member
October 19, 2010
I love BSI because Principal Donna Taylor has a real vision and philosophy of education which is shared by her staff. Every thing that is done, every decision that is made promotes that vision and philosophy which puts children first rather than the myriad of things that come before children in most schools. We are so fortunate to have such talented, nurturing professionals educating and caring for our children. The program is truly enriched offering science exploration, dance, art, violin, technology, theatre, and an emphasis on being physically active and healthy.

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2010
Absolutely everything! It's great teachers,close attention to every aspect,great respect,feels like a family.Donna,the principal,taking every child as her own!My daughter loves to go to school in the morning and feels so happy to be there! I feel blessed that my girl attend such a great school!

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2010
Amazing school, amazing staff, amazing resources. The dedication and passion to learn and grow exhibited by the students, staff and parents is second to none!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 18, 2010
It is the best school in Brooklyn!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 18, 2010
I LOVE BSI because every student is acknowledged for their special gifts and talents

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2010
BSI is a great school. Kids learned thru fun and hands-on activities.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 17, 2010
The teachers are great. Great community

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 17, 2010
The best school in Brooklyn

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 16, 2010
Dedicated principal and staff, brand new beautiful facilities, and dedicated parents

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 16, 2010
Because our grandson is learning so much

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2010
It is innovative, unique and has an outstanding principal, staff and very active PTO who work harmoniously with the staff in providing a safe, secure and stimulating environment fostering an outstanding education. BSI is "the best!!)

- submitted by a community member
October 14, 2010
The principal is a dynamo of energy, a fantastic leader and an inspiration to all and the faculty & staff are a dream team. It's such a strong community it's hard to believe it got started a little more than a year a go! The school moved into its brand new building in 2009 and has quickly filled it with great energy and spirit. And the enrichment is out of this world: violin, theater, technology, great emphasis on getting the kids physically active. Our child loves his teacher and his classmates and we love how the teaching lives up to the "inquiry" portion of the school's name, fostering curiosity and a love of learning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2010
my kindergarten daughter comes home singing ( literally) because she is so happy and excited about what she did at school during the day. Her week is filled with a variety of subjects she is enthusiastic about - including science, art, dance, tribes, readers workshop? I receive clear, frequent, meaningful email communication from the parent coordinator, classroom teacher, and principal.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2010
I'm a grand parent of a new kindergartner there who loves the place.

- submitted by a community member
October 14, 2010
Our friends' kids go here and this will be our top choice for our daughter next year. All the reviews so far have been excellent!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2010
My duaghter is a student at the school, and we are very happy about our decision to send our daughter there!

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2010
Proactive, relentless principal-the energizer battery, ....rubs off on kids. My child really enjoys school, (she wakes me up in the morning).

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2010
Asha is a dear friend of my daughter and she RAVES about her school. We've seen her blossom and grow in the most beautiful way since going to The Brooklyn School of Inquiry!

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2010
brooklyn school of inquiry

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2010
Because of the quality of the students -- and their parents.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 14, 2010
It is very good school with highly professional staff

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2010
It's a great school, keep up the good work.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2010
Because my nephew goes there and he enjoys it very much. He is a smart cookie and getting smarter every day because of this school!

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 14, 2010
Great environment for learning, teachers, principal and staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
for my grandson who is so happy at his new school...

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2010
My grand daughter always comes home happy, and excited about her day!

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 13, 2010
My nephew is a student there and my sister and her family loves this school, I always hear from her how great is the school and how she wishes she could be in it when she was little. I hope that you win this so that you could do something great for kids. Good Luck!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
I think this is one of the best and safest public schools in Brooklyn, I'm proud to have my child there.. Wonderful staff, amazing principal. This school deserves to get the best of everything.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
BSI is a fabulous, well-run public school in the heart of Brooklyn. The principal is a direct, no-nonsense problem solver and hires smart, engaged and caring teachers. As for my son, well -- a few times we have talked about taking him out of school for some special event like a museum visit or a family occasion, and every time he says he doesn't want to miss anything at school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
This school should be a model not just for G&T education, but for a any level. The individualized attention, and nurturing of interests and creativity is unlike any other public school that I know of.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
BSI truly brings excellence to my child's life! She is excelling in subjects that she used to dislike, she is learning well beyond my expectations, she comes home excited about what she is doing... I marvel at it all. We are so lucky to be at this school. BSI has high goals and somehow makes everything possible. All the while giving my daughter the love and care she needs to flourish.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
Very cozy, community oriented, child centered school, great learning environment. My son is excited every day to go to school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
it's a great school making great education fun for the kids

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 13, 2010
I love the schools approach to learning

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2010
BSI teaches by engaging the kids in activities they love. For example, my first grade son doesn't think he knows much math, but the other day, in the course of normal conversation at home, he correctly divided 132 by 4 without even knowing he'd done division. The teachers focus on the needs of each individual child and teach what's appropriate to that kid. As a result, they are all studying at least a year ahead of the ordinary curriculum.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2010
I can not imagine the better school- everything is great about our school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
It is extraordinary and a new scope in education.

- submitted by a community member
October 13, 2010
I love the awesome Brooklyn School of Inquiry for all the effort that the school principal, teachers, and staff put into making it a great place for the children to learn by making it interesting, enjoyable, and fun! The children don't even know that they're learning, they just look forward to being there every day with their friends. Thanks BSI!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
The environment and intellect at BSI is forward thinking, energetic and stimulating. The capacity for substantive communication from the administration and teachers is extraordinary. An infectious passion for lifelong learning is palpable in all aspects of the atmosphere and pedagogy. The building is brand new, cleanly designed, sun-filled, and possesses an incredible science lab, a beautiful corner library, dance room, outstanding technology, a full sized gymnasium.... BSI Families are highly engaged in the continued growth of the school, supportive of the leadership, and also a pleasure to have a drink with. Perhaps most importantly, our daughter is extremely happy to be a BSI student.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
The care and attention given to each student by the staff makes them feel like they're part of a family. They encourage a collaborative effort amongst parents and administrators to suggest and implement new ideas and/or programs whenever possible.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
This is one of the best of the best school you can send your child to in Brooklyn

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
Principal who really cares and it tricled down to everyone and everything.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2010
The school is great !! Principal and parent coordinator always there to help and answer all the questions. I love that my daughter is in that school. Keep up the great job you are already doing.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
BSI is a great school new school.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2010
BSI is a great school! The staff and administration foster a nurturing, non-competitive environment and promote tons of enriching activities for our kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
I love this school because it is dedicated to students, is forward thinking in its curriculum, is one of the best public schools in New York City, and has a very active P.T.O.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2010
BSI educates the whole student, addressing not just their academic needs, but their social and emotional needs as well. I can't imagine my daughter attending any other school.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2010
this school is fantastic! they will do everything they can to help our kids succeed

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2010
Great school! I'm confident for my nephew's future! Thanks!

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 13, 2010
Awesome school, great philosophy, heart warming staff, challenging children in a play format, great stimulation and interaction.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
The best school with caring teachers, staff and principal. We are like a big family:)

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
The principal is a ball of positive energy, the teachers are wonderful, and the parents do a fantastic job raising funds and getting involved.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2010
BSI offers numerous enrichment programs and educates the entire child. Instead of teaching to a test, they create true learners who will probably thrive in any environment. Go BSI!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
As a parent with a child in their second year at this school, I can wholeheartedly say that I am ABSOLUTELY THRILLED with every aspect of this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
We love BSI!! I daughter comes home from Kindergarten so happy and thriving. She loves to tell us about her yoga, violin, dance, and art classes. BSI is a unique school with an energetic and no-nonsense principal who is always responsive to parent needs. We can't say enough about BSI

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
Greta school! Terrific principal and teachers. Fresh, different approach to education that works.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
They care about teaching and the children learning.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2010
BSI is a unique school with a huge potential to raise incredible children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
Because its one of a kind, and something so special deserves a chance to be.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2010
Because of the academics and programs the school offers

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 13, 2010
Donna Taylor the principal is a visionary!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
I love the great and beautiful kids that the school teaches!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
This is a great school- principal, staff, kids.. everything! It is amazing!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
the great diversity of learning experiences, and the fact that teachers relate to students in such a way that students get a sense of their own dignity and value.

- submitted by a community member
October 13, 2010
This school offers the most exquisite gift of learning and education that gives our children an extremely impressive broad knowledge base.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 13, 2010
Excellent school! Our teachers, principal, personnel are great. It's all about the students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
BSI is a warm welcoming place with a fantastic curriculum and an amazing principal with heart and vision. My child is incredibly happy there and we feel very fortunate to part of such an amazing place.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
We have fantastic teacher's, teacher's assistants in every classroom, great enrichment programs, a first rate principal and a very active PTO.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
It encourages students to do their best always.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2010
Because it has right approach to teaching, a great principal and active parent body.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
my granddaughter always looks forward to going to school each day to learn new things.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 13, 2010
My grandniece attends and is florishing there.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 13, 2010
great school, wonderful principal, caring teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
Donna Taylor is so involved and loves the kids. It is a work in progress because this is only the second year, but it is a wonderfully progressive school that is genuinally interested in making it work for the children. Donna knows what she wants to create for the students and is more than able to accomplish that dream.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
Great school. Good organized PTO. Teachers that care.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
It's a wonderful place the children love and it treats them like family.

- submitted by a community member
October 13, 2010
My granddaughter loves the school a lot. I agree with her - it is great school.

- submitted by a community member
October 13, 2010
The best school in the world.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2010
BSI is a great new citywide gifted school. I feel lucky that my daughter was accepted there. The principal is very resourceful and dedicated. Teaching staff is amazing, very enthusiastic and involved. My daughter absolutely loves going to school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
The school is amazing place for both kids and parents. It really is one big family! Totally drill-free approach to education makes children eager to learn. Teachers are motivated, highly qualified and caring. Principal is approachable, involved, with a vision to make this school the best it can be. We feel so lucky to be part of it!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
what i love most about BSI is the flexibility of the education my daughter receives. the school has enhanced her love for reading, teaches her how to listen attentively to the needs of others, and encourages her hands on learning style.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
We love the outstanding principal (Donna Taylor), and the fabulous teachers and staff. They are truly dedicated to providing an outstanding education and learning experience for our kids.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2010
Parent Reviews (3 reviews) Page 1 of 1 Posted today BSI should be a model for all schools where the teachers, parents, administrators and staff all work together to create an optimal educational environment. My child is thrilled and excited to be part of this community and enough can't be said about how Principal Taylor's direction - and personalization to each child - is fostering a lifelong love of learning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
Brooklyn School of Inquiry is a place where children are first. The Principal, Administrative and Support Team, and the Teachers put proven research-based practices into place so that students receive the best education possible. They work tirelessly to educate the whole child and to make BSI a community where parents and school personnel come together to make this a truly magical place.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
Excellent school for gifted and talented in Brooklyn

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2010
Amazing principals and teachers, they really try to make this school different from all the otherse.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
BSI is a wonderful school. Our teachers, principal and personnel are great. I feel very fortunate to have an opportunity to send my youngest daughter here.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
My daughter goes there and it has the most incredible principal (Donna!) and staff.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2010
BSI puts our kids and their education ahead of everything else.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2010
It is a great new school for gifted children

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2010
Great model and philosophy, and fabulous staff who care about the 'whole child.'

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2010
Great New School - the only citywide school in Brooklyn

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
everyone is super friendly in BSI, even school guards. All the teachers are easily reached by e-mails, there is constant contact with school and parents via e- mail and blogs. I love the fact that my daughter goes to school where parents and teachers care about education and it shows!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
kids develop people skills by socializing and expressing their emotions and feelings

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
Excellent in every way, from the cream of the crop teachers to the brilliant, hyper-attentive principle who loves the kids and makes it a point to know each one of them

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
Becouse it has very nice atmosphere both for kids and parents. This school puts education and students needs at first place.

- submitted by a parent

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Brooklyn School Of Inquiry
50 Avenue P, Brooklyn, NY  11204
(718) 621-5730
Last modified Brooklyn School Of Inquiry is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Brooklyn School Of Inquiry Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 125 reviews. Top