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This school has an effective approach to homework:
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This school effectively supports students with learning differences:
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There are 25 reviews about all of the school topics.

Handles bullying effectively: Strongly disagree


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School protests in the Upper school prove otherwise.

Amount of homework: Agree


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Hard to determine at Lower School, but the curriculum seems comprehensive.


Supports LD students: Neutral


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I have no experience with this so can not comment.

Develops character: Strongly agree


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As BFS is a quaker school, it is very strong in it's ability to grow students into truthful, responsible, friendly, and well informed young adults.



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I have been a student at BFS for 10 years and I have loved every second of it. The teachers are caring and helpful, the students quickly become friends, and the facilities that BFS provides are well above average. Im glad I have stayed so long.




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bad school it sucks i hate it so much i wish i didnt go also has bad teachers



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Leaving this school was the biggest mistake I made. The curriculum is amazing, immersive and fascinating. The teachers are diverse and insightful. Some more than others. The community is the best I've experienced and the community service integrated into field trips. In general it is totally worth the money! I think about my experience there often. One of the things I loved most about the school was that they made you work hard and exercise your brain while making it not seem like a chore. They make you want to learn more. This is a school everyone should attend at least once in their lifetime!



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Faculty and Staff work above and beyond in order to create a magical, harmonius and intellectually inspiring environment.




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This school provides an education completely unparalleled by other academic institutions. I formerly attended an all-girls private school and was routinely shushed by teachers or was discouraged from asking questions. At BFS, I was taught to question everything, from the space we were in to the education we were receiving. Although I spent only two years at BFS, I have never felt so at home. I learned more here than I did in 11 years at my previous school, and was taught to constantly question the state of my education whether I was learning the right things, whether I was being taught by the appropriate people, or whether I was simply being nurtured enough and BFS gave me everything I was seeking. I have gone on to go to a private liberal arts college and graduate school at NYU, but neither would have been possible without BFS' amazing education. I am grateful every single day for what I learned at the Pearl Street campus and hope that future classes have equally valuable experiences elsewhere. BFS provides invaluable life skills to those seeking it.



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The most diverse independent school in Brooklyn by far and away with a real dedication to progressive, values-based education. Excellent lower school that gets the balance right between skills and creativity. Kids have a spelling workbook, but they also write poetry, memoirs etc. Math could be a bit stronger, but is very creatively taught so my daughter who used to hate math, now loves it. The arts programs are fantastic. Parents complain about the lower school principal, who is a bit shy, but she makes great staff choices and the curriculum feels dynamic. Middle school is rigorous, but also quite creative. My son's math class studied percentages then did an in depth study of credit card agreements and debt. For geometry, they made actual monuments. The school seems comfortable with different types of learning styles and has really beefed up their learning support system -- problems are generally addressed pretty quickly. Kids could use more physical activity -- although there are two gyms they are shared with all three school divisions and the roof is open only to the lower school. The music program is wonderful.

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