Who are we?

Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies is a diverse and respectful Expeditionary Learning School, committed to developing students and staff who are kind, openminded, persistent, responsible, and courageous. With support from peers, staff, families and school partners, students engage in challenging academic and social experiences that prepare them for college-level learning and full participation in civic life. Students learn to apply their intellect and effort to benefit themselves and their community.
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Captain of the day at Brooklyn Boatworks

Michael from BCS shares about his group work at Brooklyn Boatworks.

BCS Dec 12 College March is great success

We were honored that Capital One Brooklyn Market President Colleen Taylor and a large Capital One volunteer team, former BCS principal Alyce Barr, State Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon, New York City Outward Bound staff, student-reporters from Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School, and so many other supporters joined us this morning to honor our seniors and the college access vision we commit to at BCS. 

We are proud to be part of the New York City Outward Bound Schools network of Expeditionary Learning Schools.  We are committed to upholding the 100% College-Bound Celebration/March as an annual tradition to honor our community of learning.  How moving to hear the three senior crews reminisce and inspire future generations at the ceremony!  Chanei spoke about taking responsibility for our community; Enrique talked about his crew being there for each other through the years; and Andre shouted out how much Josh has transformed how seniors view what is possible for themselves.  Go Class of 2015!

Click here and here for some press coverage of the event. Photos here.

From a field of gifted and deeply committed candidates nation-wide in all EL schools, BCS's own Beth Mowry has been chosen as Expeditionary Learning’s 2014 Klingenstein Teaching Award honoree. 
This award is given to an exemplary EL teacher who is judged by his or her peers to have most successfully transmitted to students the essence of the EL culture, building exemplary character, driving outstanding academic achievement, and instilling an ethic of “citizen scholarship.”


Ron Berger wrote: "As an ardent fan of Beth’s work for many years, I could not be more pleased with the wisdom of this choice. I facilitate the Klingenstein selection process, but selection is done entirely by a team of peers: a group of highly-regarded EL teachers. When the selection team reached this decision (naming Beth), with founding EL Board Chair Lee Klingenstein present as observer, I was delighted."

THE PASSERINE PROJECT - Fundraising and concert on December 5

Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies students collaborative with Afghan poets to put on a free performance on Friday, December 5 at 6pm.

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BCS Students discuss professional opportunities on Sesame Street

Dominique and 21 students from our Junior class were invited to Sesame Street! They experienced the Sesame Street exhibit at the New York Public Library, met Elmo, and discovered the professional opportunities available at Sesame Street. Students learned about production, public relations, marketing, and character development.

Fantasy & Dystopian Spirit Read Aloud

Christina and Devon had a wonderful publishing party celebration with our classes today honoring the hard work students have put forth in creating original fantasy and dystopian fiction.

Every student shared aloud in a Spirit Read (or had one of us read a piece of their work) highlighting a snapshot of their writing. Some voices are clearer and louder than others but all students were listening and contributing in one form or another. Some students even offered to read for others!

To download the clip click here.

The 9th graders didn't let the rain slow them down. Check out these pictures of the week they spent camping!

7th grade took advantage of our beautiful rooftop last week to work on qualitative and quantitative observations.

BCS at the Climate Change March.

BCS is in the NY TImes. Check out this article.

At BCS we start each year with all crew days. These days give students and staff an opportunity to collaborate and get to know each other. Here are some highlights from the 6th and 8th grade.

Afsana Akter is a BCS alum who now attends Barnard College. Check out this Op-Ed she wrote about the upcoming Climate Change March.

On Friday we got a visit from City Councilman Brad Lander! Here's what he said on Twitter:

BCS celebrated the start of the new school year with a pot lock in Prospect Park.

Dear Students and Families,

We are excited to welcome you to/back to BCS this fall! The first day of school for students is 9/4. Our school hours this year are 8:45-3:05 Monday-Friday. If you haven't done so already, please click the link to the right to find your required summer reading. Enjoy the rest of your summer and we will see you in September!

-Scill, Amanda and Imani

Our Middle School students working with Brooklyn Boatworks

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BCS made US New & World Report List of Top Schools!

BCS Students participate in Scratch programming


2014 Best High Schools
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Wed, Dec 24 - Fri, Jan 2
No School - Winter Recess
Tuesday, January 6
SLT meeting
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
PTA Meeting
6:00 PM
Monday, January 19
No School - MLK Day
Monday, February 2
No School for Students - Professional Development for Staff

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Interested in BCS? Our tours are on the following dates:

10/17 10-11:30
10/29 10-11:30 and 4-5:30
11/14 10-11:30
12/5 10-11:30

To reserve a spot e-mail our parent coordinator: Tracey@bcs448.org

Today, 12/20/2014
High: 37 Low: 31
Mostly cloudy
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 12/21/2014
High: 41 Low: 31
Chance flurries
25% chance of precipitation.