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K-3, 6-8
Public district
Brooklyn, NY
Students enrolled: 488

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225 Adelphi Street
Brooklyn, NY 11205

(718) 222-1605
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Map of Urban Assembly Academy Of Arts And Letters address.
Amount of homework: Not enough
July 14, 2015
I would like to help develop reading with school giving him homework rather than it be driven by parents

- submitted by a parent
Develops empathy: Agree
July 14, 2015
Sons learning about wildlife and environment made him very focussed on being compassionate and caring . Also focus on sharing has made him much more sensitive to his sister and brother.

- submitted by a parent

July 14, 2015
Community orientated school with a real focus on learning experience for kids . Son loves it

- submitted by a parent

April 23, 2015
My child has been here for 4 years starting in 1grade. It was great until the new principal and others in charge now took over last year and took hardline stand against common core curriculum along with his asst. The effect has been inadequate learning on the basics. I'm disappointed and will tutor my child to be able to succeed in scoring high enough to get a better middle school.

- submitted by a parent

October 09, 2014
Awesome! We have fun learning and we have lots of resources available. This is my 1st year here & I already know I'm going to love this year. They have bake sales, fundraisers and after school programs. Not a lot of homework because our assignments are long-term.

- submitted by a community member

February 07, 2014
This is the best middle school ever!!!! I am in the 6th grade and I love my school, teachers, friends and I'm happy I was chosen for one of the 55 seats to go here. This was my 2nd choice school but it should have been my 1st. This was my parents 1st choice and I'm glad I'm here. I've learned so much and this is my first year. My favorite subjects are Math, Science and Humanities and I love having regular gym classes, drama and art. I have awesome friends and wouldn't want to attend any other school.

- submitted by a community member

January 12, 2014
This is our daughter's first year attending middle school and we love it!! The teacher's are excellent, the curriculum is appropriately challenging and the teachers avail themselves for extra student assistance. Our daughter FINALLY understands and enjoys math and science thanks to Ms. Steiner and the Humanities teacher Ms. Visich is amazing!! There are more wonderful teachers but I wanted to highlight non arts related teachers. Our daughter has always been excited about learning but now she's sad if she can't go to school due to having a cold. The Principal recognizes children by name and is doing an absolutely wonderful job. Best decision ever!!

- submitted by a parent

April 15, 2013
my daughter has been at Arts and Letters for 2 years now and she is thriving. her teachers are amazing - smart, loving, inspiring - she loves going to school everyday. the administration works closely with the teachers to create a unified cohesive school where children are known and heard.

- submitted by a parent

March 31, 2013
My daughter started in the 1st grade here and she loves to go to school here even as we have to walk a mile. It is the ideas and presentations from the teachers nd staff that make it an upcoming new school(I am speaking about the lower grades at A&L). The community is here on every level with out interfering with the individuality of the teachers. Glad we switched to this school from over crowded Park Slope.

- submitted by a parent

October 13, 2012
This is my daughter's second year at the A&L elementary school. We love it! The community is diverse and supportive of each other and the school's mission. The academics are well thought out and stellar. The teachers are wonderful!

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April 18, 2011
I have twins (boy & girl) attending UAAAL in 6th grade and both are doing extremely well. The principal is steadfast in the quality of education given to the students. The dedication of the teachers is phenomenal. My son went from a 65 and 69 in his first and second quarter math, respectively, to an 86 in the third! That's because the teachers and afterschool staff worked tirelessly with him morning, noon and during after school hours. My daughter is encouraged to express her artistic side in so many different ways and the art exhibitions of all the children are fantastic. Another great attribute is the Citizen School, a free after-school program that only requires parent and student commitment. The children apprentice in different companies, such as AOL, Google, etc. The PA spirit is high but needs more parent involvement. Arts & Letters is an A+++ middle school in a school system that is near to failing.

- submitted by a parent

February 27, 2011
Excellent school and staff. My daughter enjoys going to school everyday rain, sleek or snow. The afterschool programs is wonderful.

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February 17, 2011
This school has been a warm, nurturing environment that promoted my child's self confidence in a way that has been extremely beneficial to his learning experience. The teachers are by and large passionate and well versed in differentiated learning. The focus on critical thinking and on character prepares the students not only for high school and college but for life.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 22, 2010
This is a school where teachers and administration nurture intellectual curiosity and help students establish great work habits! More than that, the communication between parents, students and school is A1.

- submitted by a parent

April 14, 2010
My son is in 8th grade and loves the school. The principal is dedicated, the teachers are caring and the support staff is great. Interesting mix of kids. Academics are solid. This school really prepares students for real life situations with a great emphasis on communication skills. We will miss the staff.

- submitted by a parent

January 31, 2009
I myself go to this school. I am an eight grader and founding student. I love going to this school. The violence here is very rare and when it does happen, it is not very serious. We all provide a safe-loving enviorment and anytime a fight breaks out Mr. Robo(dean) is right on it doing the nessecary paper work and having the scholars in the altercation apologize to each other and mke up. For any in coming fifth-graders do not worry about being shy because we are all a family here at Arts & Letters and there are not any freshmen hunts. Besides no one at this school is foolish enough to do that and get suspended.

- submitted by a student

January 15, 2009
I work at the school. While there is room for improvement, it is the most on point organization I've worked in, compared to other schools I have been at. The staff work together everyday solving problems, making sure no child 'slips thru the cracks' and figuring out ways to make the learning more authentic and ways for the students to demonstrate their skill, knowledge and personalities, not just pass a test. The staff/administration drama present in a lot of schools is almost non-existent, allowing us to focus more on educational issues. I enjoy working there. The enormous challenges we face as parents and teachers in these trying times are bearble when you are working with competent people with a common goal.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating
December 26, 2008
i go to this school and i love it its the best education that you can ever wish for

- submitted by a community member

September 16, 2008
My son also started this year. He is usually pretty absent minded though he's a great student. The teachers at Arts and Letters have helped him organize himself. They are incredibly accessible, with email addresses posted on the school home page. Advisors are always there to back them up and there's a great energy amongst students. I love this school

- submitted by a parent

September 15, 2008
My son just started at Arts and Letters and loves it! There is so much personal attention: small class sizes, and each child has a personal advisor that they meet with three times a week, to discuss any problems and to learn studying skills and organizational skills. The school is orderly and structured, with clear rules and high academic standards, yet it's also warm and nurturing and encourages children to be individuals and 'find their own voice.' This is a wonderful school!

- submitted by a parent

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Urban Assembly Academy Of Arts And Letters
225 Adelphi Street, Brooklyn, NY  11205
(718) 222-1605
Last modified Urban Assembly Academy Of Arts And Letters is a Public school that serves grades K-3, 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Urban Assembly Academy Of Arts And Letters Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top