BNS supports many children with learning delays and IEP's. They have classes of different sizes set-up to deal with different issues. My daughter is in a 12:1 class which is excellent. She receives PT, Speech single and in a group of 3 children, and play therapy. There is her teacher and anywhere from 3 to 5 para's in the room. Her speech has improved tremendously, she transitions from subject to subject better. Overall I feel this school really supports & helps the children progress. There are 2 different 12:1 classes. There is also 2 ICT classes. All children at some point are in an ICT class at BNS. Aside from these classes there are the general education classes. The school is very diverse and the children are kind to each other.
I love this school. More importantly, my daughters love this school, love their teachers and wake up excited to go to school in the morning. Parent involvement is very good. Thanks BNS.
I have had two of my three children attend BNS. The third will be entering Kindergarden in the fall. My oldest is now a 10th grader in BCS. My children love to attend school and are actually upset there are weekends and holidays off! Also, the two also received special education services and are now doing extremely well with their studies. I love this school because it teaches my children the way I raise them, they have the ability to know for themselves how to learn and create. An amazing school that all schools should be modeled after.
At P.S. 241, the School has a great number of students who are from all different background of etchnicity. Parents invovelment are extremely exceptional. The school leaders are awesome and parents feel welcome at all time. The learning environment is excellent at all level.
PS 146 also has reviews under the title Brooklyn New School. The latter seemed to have surfaced after this school title showed very concerning reviews. How does a school get listed on Great Schools and why were hey allowed to add their school a second time using their other title?
We have a child at BNS and are very happy with her teacher for the first time since she started there 3 years ago. everyone at the school seems to share the same progressive ideas about politics and education but for some faculty administration and parents its all talk whereas some people at the school work tirelessly to fulfill those ideals. Not sure if we had to pick again if we would make the same choice. Despite the progressive views espoused by many of the parent to my eye it seems like a disproportionate # of the students have behavioral issues. And because there is a certain self contentedness among teachers,admin and parents it is unlikely that things will improve. Submitted by a parent
Dynamic teaching, a rigorous, carefully-planned curriculum, a diverse school community that values critical thinking while it fosters mutual respect, appreciation of difference, and truly joyful learning.
we love the school's philosophy, which is child centered and project based. The children learn through meaningful exploration and they are treated with much respect.
We are new to BNS but love the community feel and approach to education.
The BNS leadership strive to develop an atmosphere in which teacher, children and parents work together productively. My daugher is have a positive experience at the school.
The curriculum is innovative, experiential and focused on developing critical thinking skills.
This school fosters genuine individual thinkers and wonderful citizens. Parents are encouraged to get involved and the school environment is very down to earth.
The teachers are so well qualified - their curricula are stimulating and focus on worthwhile, important subjects. I am very grateful that my grandsons are so lucky to be at this outstanding school.
The Brooklyn New School is a public school with a unique pedagogy-they actually teach with the child's needs in mind. They value exploration, and truly understand small children's need to move during the day. Standardized testing is not emphasized in this school, which is great for the kids. The teachers are committed and passionate about what they do. As a parent, I couldn't be happier!
Love the interdisciplinary projects, hands-on learning, frequent field trips, and the fact that the teachers aren't afraid to make a mess and are focused on teaching kids rather than impressing parents
They teach them to be a responsible member of the society. They focus on working together with different levels of students, instead of scores of tests. All the kids who graduate from BNS seem to love reading books.
Both my kids attended elementary school here. I loved this school (as did my kids). Almost every teacher was fantastic. The principal knew every kid and was incredibly responsive whenever I contacted her with a question or concern. The school manages to get good test scores without excessive focus on test prep. The curriculum was creative and interesting.
We've finally have found a school that is allowed to treat children as individuals and not memorization machines that should strive to test well above all else. Brooklyn New School (as it is known) is a very special place. My child is learning to love learning, to respect others, to have confidence in himself. The teachers are focused on what works for each child and very open to having conversations with parents. The learning is hands on and addresses a variety of learning styles. True, the school sometimes could communicate better with parents about specific activities or learning strategies in the classroom but if you ask questions, they will be answered. And as for the principal, she is very clear about what her priorities are as an educator. She is not as 'PR oriented' as some principals are, but she is smart, committed and respected by teachers and kids alike.
A place that respects the child and meets them where they are at. Incredible parental involvement.Books are everywhere and are always in use.Math and science are taught (as all classes) as intergral part of life not just a subject to pass then forget. chilldren learn respect by living out these ideas.
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