Joyce Szuflita of NYC School Help has shared a new Kindergarten option with us. Brooklyn Prospect Charter School, the local International Baccalaureate 6-12th grade charter program, beloved of Park Slope families, is opening a growing K-5th grade in downtown Brooklyn for fall of 2013.
Where: in the St. Joseph HS building at 80 Willoughby St. steps from Metro Tech and the Borough Hall, A, C, F, N, R trains. They will be inhabiting the top three floors of the building.
What: They will be designing a curriculum around the IB pillars, but they don’t have a plan in place to apply for IB for the primary grades. In their other location, they are have been effectively implementing the program for middle schoolers and continuing with 10th grade next year as they grow vertically to a 6-12 in Kensington (District 15).
How Many: They have room in fall of 2013 for 75 kindergarteners. In future years, the plan is to have 50 students on a grade beginning at K.
Who: They have hired Jumaane Saunders, a former Vice Principal of The School at Columbia to be their Principal.
When and How: They are holding an Information Session on Thurs. May 30 at 6:30 at their Windsor Terrace campus (3002 Fort Hamilton Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11218) link here for to RSVP
You can register for the lottery now. Apply online here deadline June 3. The lottery will take place on June 6 and you will hear about placement in the following week. If you miss the lottery, they will continue to take names for the wait list through the summer. Late applications will be timestamped and priority will be given to families who live in District 13 where the lower school is housed.