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Brooklyn Amity School

Private | PK-12 | 297 students

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $351,300. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,240.

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Posted March 17, 2007

Education in our family plays a very important role. My responsibility as a mother is preparing my kids for life and providing them with the best opportunities. We would like to thank all of the faculty members for making it possible. Everyone here is simply wonderful. We frequently have the pleasure and opportunity to talk to Vice Principal Bill O Reilly who is extremely attentive. He always shows enormous devotion and concern as to how to improve my son s future in order to ensure passage to the most prestigious universities. Vice Principal Vahit Sevinc has made a great impact on the school by keeping it safe and respectful. It is really most extraordinary to see the individualized commitment to each and every student, a task which may seem impossible to others comes to him with ease and genuine pleasure.
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Posted January 23, 2007

My son went to 7 & 8th grades at Amity, after having a pretty casual education at a local junior high school. Our reasons for transferring were to have him receive the best preparation for specialized high school entrance exams. With the emphasis on science and math, he received advanced and quality education as well as free tutoring on the weekends. The tutoring was geared specifically for the entrance exams as well as various competitions - Science Olympiad, Math Counts and SimCity. When/if there was any free time, they would be taken on school trips(FBI building) and extracurricular activities such as paintball! He was also able to play in the school band to cheer on the NY City Marathon runners when they ran thru Brooklyn. Parent involvement is a must with Amity. The teachers have your number on their speed dials! Results for us- our son is in Brooklyn Tech now!
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 78% 52%
Black 20% 21%
Asian 1% N/A
Hispanic 1% 21%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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  • Science

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:50 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Vahit Sevinc
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
  • Nonsectarian


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  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Internships
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
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  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Science


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  • Buses/vans for students only
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5 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.

Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
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Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$9000 - $25000
Vouchers accepted
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3867 Shore Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11235
Phone: (718) 891-6100


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