If you want to go to this school because you think have perfect grades, good for you. However, DO NOT let those grades fool you. Middle school is very easy compared to Brooklyn Latin. If you get accepted here, come to school WELL PREPARED. Even if you think you are good at a subject.....STUDY ANYWAY!!!!!! And take into consideration the days of the week which your teachers have OFFICE HOURS. Make sure every single one of your binders are organized. WHY?? It makes it better to STUDY for your final exams, you will get a 100 for all of the BINDER CHECKS, and it just looks better. If you are not good at public speaking, work on that because you will be forced to speak publicly during declamation and socratic seminar. Don't think you can just waltz into the halls of Brooklyn Latin and get straight As without even trying. You need to apply great effort to all your classes. Don't rush through hw and don't overwhelm yourself with activities after school. Have at least 3 hours a day to complete hw and studying. Please don't overlook this life-changing advice I have given you. Use it to be THE perfect student in Brooklyn Latin. Because its just that simple: EFFORT, STUDYING, AND HOMEWORK.
I'm a freshman and so far I love it! A bunch of people talk about transferring because of all the work but they just can't handle it. 3 hours of homework a night is just fine if you ask me. I can't wait for my next 3 years as i'm looking forward to the fun and learning!
Im a freshmen and i already love it. They expect you to work hard but we do not have a long time to eat. 30 minutes for lunch but thats because our school is give 1 hour for lunch because we share a school and there are 2 groups for lunch. I love advisory and the advisory teacher. When i got in i was crying but now i know it was wrong to cry because its a good school. Its only been the 1st week of school but we get 3 hours of homework every single day. Expect some of your teachers to be strict and expect the others to be very nice. We do have uniforms but seniors cheat their way out of it. We get out pretty early for a school which is one thing im happy about. The distance of it from my house is a problem but i only live 15 minutes away. Many people want to transfer out because of all the hard work(not because its a bad school).
My daughter is a sophomore at Brooklyn Latin and loves her school. The teachers are dedicated and engage the students, and the principal has been a true visionary. The atmosphere is warm, yet serious. The work is rigorous, but teachers have office hours and there is ample help for anyone who needs it. It is also one of the few IB high schools in New York. I'm thrilled that we ended up at TBLS, it is truly an undiscovered gem.
Brooklyn Latin has exceeded my expectations. I never thought I would be as informed as I am. Everyone is helpful and most importantly my son loves the school.
My child has made the transition from being a smart kid with poor study habits to a good student. This is due to the great staff and culture at TBLS. TBLS is a great place for your student to reach his/her potential. I believe my student is prepared for college academics and any personal challenge that may arise.
Brooklyn Latin is a a superb school. The environment is child-centric, the teachers are excellent.
Brooklyn Latin's holistic liberal arts curriculum and its emphasis on developing great study schools is providing an amazing foundation for lifelong learning! We hope that the new location will provide the students with many more extracurricular activities.
NEST+m - been there since kindergarten - have twin boys in the 6th grade... glad to be there - could be SOOOO much better...
I am a freshmen parent and have only positive things to say about Brooklyn Latin. As a resident of Manhattan, I'm discovering Williamsburg which is a pleasure in itself, and my son is learning that the Upper West Side is only part of New York City--a good lesson. He has a very rigorous schedule but still has time for sports and hobbies. Latin, physics, declamation, these are just some of the items on his to do list. The school is a hidden gem--you should try to discover it for your child!
TBLS is a locus of antiquity where honor and integrity are of equal importance as academic achievement. Add the highly diverse, brilliant, focused, lively and humble United Nations like student body, over achieving faculty, highly regarded, committed, accessible and driven principal, "A" numero uno parent coordinator, a stringent classical curriculum, oodles of extra curriculars and you have landed in the one and only Brooklyn Latin School. My son is a sophomore and he is having the high school experience that every parent dreams of for their teen. Perfect is a tough form to carve from any object. Therefore I resolve that as NYC high schools go, this is as close as any institution can get. If you visit TBLS during any of the open houses, the moment you walk in and are greeted by one of these - I must say, very cool - students, mark my words your private thought will be along the lines of "ok, there is something very rare and unique going on here." You're not imagining it. This place IS special. My kid came into TBLS (it was his first choice) pretty darn smart and balanced and has elevated by leaps and bounds. It is an absolute pleasure to be both involved and along for the ride.
My son is currently a sophomore at TBLS and we couldn't be happier. This school was my son's first choice, and after going to the open house and meeting some of the teachers and students, we were sold. The school is academically challenging (four years of Latin!, IB program), ethnically diverse, and chock full of young dedicated teachers. The classical education seems to breed confident, well educated, socially outgoing young men and women who are excellently prepared for college. Communication with teachers is readily available and encouraged, and help is there for any student in need. The atmosphere is welcoming. Lots of clubs and extra curricula activities. Great (growing) PTA and the best Parent Coordinator on the planet!! The TBLS experience has far exceeded our expectations.
This school was almost top on my list and I do not regret it from an academic and social standpoint. My child has learned a lot, formed hopefully lasting friendships, and is very will prepared for college. Unfortunately, with a GPA that looks mediocre because there is no room for D's in subjects, there is little chance of this very bright and talented student obtaining a merit scholarship for college. What a pity.
This school is just great, excellent teachers and administrators, everyone is ready to help My daughter is a freshman and she is very happy to be there. The work is hard but there are plenty of fun after school activities.I also like the diversity of the school NY is in need of more schools like Brooklyn Latin.
My daughter is a freshman at Brooklyn Latin and loves her school as do I. The teachers are dedicated and engage the students, and the principal is a true visionary. The atmosphere is warm, yet serious. The work is rigorous, but teachers have office hours and there is ample help for anyone who needs it. It is also one of the few IB high schools in New York. I'm thrilled that we ended up at TBLS, it is truly an undiscovered gem.
They truly challenge your child, in so many ways. I went to Stuyvesant, but opted to send my son here, and I am thoroughly pleased. Jason Griffiths is the most caring and involved principal a student or parent could ask for. Incredibly, ALL the teachers are enthusiastic and seem to really be in it for the kids. The school is small, which is both a plus and a minus. Overall, I don't believe you'll find a better public high school experience than here at TBLS!!!
Brooklyn Latin is the best specialized school in New York. Not only are we smart and talented people we are also WELL ROUNDED.
I love my school. I believe my school is definately life changing in the sense that we are forced to do things that we arent comfortable with. For example, by giving us the opportunity to have socratic seminars and declamation, we learn how to speak publically. The socratic method allows us to ask questions and answer our peer's questions to help us understand the inside and outside of any topic at hand.
Brooklyn Latin has the most dedicated and young teachers around. The students work extremely hard and the enviroment is very friendly and enthusiastic about learning. Basicly, we're all a bunch of nerds having a good tiime together.
Great principal and very, very good discipline and leadership. I love the small school environment and the dedication of the teachers. The principal has really honed in on what it takes to have an excellent curriculum and a great school.
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