We have been waiting for this for a little while now, but it is official. Brooklyn Prospect Charter School, the IB program that has been a staple in District 15 for years and has recently opened a K-5 program downtown in District 13, has announced that they are going forward with their 6th grade in fall of 2016. This new middle school will be called Brooklyn Prospect Charter School- Clinton Hill Middle. It is modeled after their Windsor Terrace Middle School and will be led by 3 Brooklyn Prospect veterans. As kids from the downtown elementary age up, they will have preference to a seat in the new middle school but since BPCS Downtown Elementary only goes up to 3rd grade in fall of 2016, for a couple years, BPCS Clinton Hill Middle will have seats open with priority to all District 13 families. Attending BPCS Clinton Hill Middle and BPCS Windsor Terrace Middle students will have priority to their IB High School program which has their inaugural 12th grade class this year.
This from their press release:
BPCS Clinton Hill Middle will open to approximately 100 sixth graders and, subject to the approval process through public hearing, will be temporarily co-located at 300 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, a New York City Department of Education facility.
We expect that our co-location at 300 Willoughby Avenue will last two years - after which a new, permanent , now under construction at 1100 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, is expected to be ready for use. That permanent home on Fulton Street will be a brand new, custom-built, 32,000 sq. ft. middle school building and will include a large commons (cafeteria), outdoor playspace, gymnasium, and library. In addition to housing traditional classrooms, the building will also feature music and art studios, science laboratory, and specialized reading rooms.
BPCS Clinton Hill Middle will replicate Brooklyn Prospect’s successful district 15 middle school program, and will grow a grade each year, to serve approximately 300 6-8th graders at full capacity. Once a student is admitted to Brooklyn Prospect Charter School, students may continue through our high school program without reapplying. Our high school is located in the Windsor Terrace neighborhood of Brooklyn.
Chartered by the State University of New York - Charter Schools Institute (SUNY CSI), BPCS is one of just a few non-selective public schools in NYC offering the highly respected International Baccalaureate diploma. We are also amongst a small number of NYC public schools to offer a K-12, 13-year contiguous program.
The application to the new BPCS - Clinton Hill Middle 6th grade class is now available on our website. To register for our new middle school or any Brooklyn Prospect school, prospective families must create an account and complete the online application by April 1. Admission is by lottery.