BUGS is a new, community-based charter school where students study the natural and social environment across all subjects, using a hands-on, inquiry-based approach. Students of all backgrounds and abilities are welcome.

BUGS is a small, welcoming middle school where…

  • Students gain strong academic skills.
  • A safe, welcoming, and respectful school climate supports all learners.
  • Teachers collaborate regularly to create interdisciplinary projects.
  • Students design, build and maintain an on-site garden and a native wildlife habitat.  


The April 21st Lottery has passed.
Applications for the waiting list are still being accepted.

See our Apply Now page for more information.  

Here is some green inspiration to begin an environmental project at your school:

The ioby (In Our Back Yard) Green Schools Guide offers five projects any school can do to make environmental learning part of the curriculum in five easy steps.  Contributions include our very own Garden Technology Coordinator, Sashti Balasundaram.  You can read and download the guide by clicking here.



We are located at 500 19th Street, within the Bishop Ford High School in 
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn.



Please consider using this Amazon Fundraiser Link to raise money for BUGS when you shop!  

 Or visit NYCharities.org  to provide BUGS with your critical support!