Details overview

Hours 08:00 AM - 03:20 PM
School leader Larry Weiss
Transportation options Yes
Preschool capacity 0

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Dress code
Religious affiliation Religious Society of Friends
Schedule Double periods
Homeroom/advisory
Traditional
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Type of school College preparatory
International baccalaureate
Coed/Single-gender Mixto

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning Brooklyn Friends School integrates a rich learning environment with a compelling history of values-driven education and a dedicated and diverse community. The Quaker values of Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality, and Stewardship are the underpinnings of our academic strength. They inform our faithful commitment to academic excellence and opportunity as well as the warmth and respect our students, parents, and staff impart and experience within our school.
Academic themes / Areas of focus Arts (all)
Environmental
Humanities
Mathematics
Music
Performing arts
Religious
Science
Service learning
Social justice
Technology
Visual arts
World languages
Writing

Classes

7
Visual Arts
including: Painting
5
Music
including: Jazz band
0
AP Classes
4
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Chamber music
Choir / Chorus
Jazz band
Orchestra
Theory
Performing & written arts Dance
Drama
Career and Tech programs None
Media arts Computer animation
Graphics
Technical design and production
Video and film production
Visual arts Ceramics
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Photography
Printmaking
Sculpture
Textiles
World languages taught Chinese - Mandarin
French
Latin
Spanish
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered None
AP classes offered None

Support

14
Facilities
including: Cafeteria
Facilities Art room
Auditorium
Cafeteria
College / career center
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Gym
Kitchen
Library
Music room
Performance stage
Chapel / spiritual reflection center
Science lab
Sports Fields
College preparation resources College prep programs/courses during the year
College information sessions/fairs
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered Yes
Type of center In-school
Early childhood starting age 3 years old
Certified and/or licensed Yes
Accredited Yes
Days open Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Financial aid options None
Social emotional skills development Dramatic play allows children many opportunities to grow socially and emotionally as they use their imaginations: in the house area, the block area, with a basket of small figures, or on the roof in free play.
Math skills development Mathematics is a way of ordering and thinking about the world. As soon as a child thinks of himself or herself (one) and others (more than one), the child is beginning to understand and learn math. Mathematical concepts develop though the hands-on use of materials such as manipulatives, puzzles and Cuisenaire rods that allow children to discover and explore early math principles.
Reading skills development Literacy begins at birth. Preschool children are acquiring language, learning to listen, and beginning to recognize that written symbols have meaning and are used as a method of communication. Our Preschoolers are helped to express themselves and build vocabulary by being read to, by looking at books, and by dictating their own stories. A trip to the library to hear a story and choose a book occurs weekly. Language is valued as a positive way to resolve problems and issues in the classroom.
Typical day and activities Our Preschoolers become curious, motivated and competent learners. As they meet increasingly complex challenges and practice social skills, children gain confidence, adapt to group experiences, and learn to respect the feelings of others. We believe that children’s play is an expression of intelligence and growth, and that young children learn best through hands-on, concrete experiences. Children are prepared for the more formal educational experiences of Lower School.
Required credentials for lead staff Bachelor's degree
Teaching credential
Maximum number of infants per adult 0
Maximum number of toddlers per adult 0
Maximum number of 2 year olds per adult 0
Maximum number of 3 year olds per adult 0
Maximum number of 4 year olds per adult 0
Maximum number of kindergartners per adult 0
Maximum number of school-age children per adult 0

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Extracurriculars

13
Girls Sports
including: Intramurals
12
Boys Sports
including: Swimming
10
Clubs
including: Student newspaper
Girls sports Badminton
Basketball
Cross country
Cycling
Intramurals
PE classes
Power lifting / Weight lifting
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming
Track
Volleyball
Boys sports Badminton
Baseball
Basketball
Cross country
Cycling
Intramurals
PE classes
Power lifting / Weight lifting
Soccer
Swimming
Track
Volleyball
Clubs Anime club
Lesbian, gay, transgender club
Literary magazine
Math club
Model UN
Recycling club
Science club
Student council / government
Student newspaper
Yearbook
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
Before school start time 08:00 AM
After school end time 06:00 PM

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Parent involvement details All parents and guardians are automatically members of the Parent and Teacher Association (PAT) at Brooklyn Friends School. The PAT is a volunteer group of parents who serve on a variety of school community committees and plan about 20 school-wide events throughout the academic year.

Teachers

7
Staff
including: Security personnel
Staff College counselor
Librarian / media specialist
Nurse
Reading specialist
School psychologist
Security personnel
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
World languages spoken by staff American Sign Language (ASL)
French
Russian
Spanish

Neighborhood

Transportation options Accessible via public transportation
Paid public transportation

Enrollment

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Application requirements Application
Application fee
Entrance exam
Essay
Interview
Recommendations
Transcript
Application submission begins 09/06/2016
Application deadline 12/09/2016
Application fee amount $80
Application fee waivers available? Yes
Tuition range (low) $19,000
Tuition range (high) $39,000
For the year 2016-2017
Financial aid offered School-based aid
Outside scholarships
Vouchers accepted No