Prospective BUGS Families:

We have decided to open more seats to applicants. Offers have now been made to Admissions #1-571 for 6th grade and #1-61 for 7th grade.  

Accepted Families:  Please return your response forms as soon as possible. For those accepting a seat: Please make an ENROLLMENT APPOINTMENT as soon as possible. See Applying to BUGS> Enrollment Info page of our website, for more information on scheduling that.

If your child was in our lottery, and you have not received a packet in the mail, please contact us right away at or 718-280-9556 ext. 599.  CONGRATULATIONS to our new BUGSers!


Thanks to those students and families who got involved and attended...

Saturday, May 20th:

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden Family Day and Scavenger Hunt &

BUGS students' Gowanus EXPO presentation!  

And our Tuesday May 23rd PTA organzied Authors' Visit with Lee Bacon and Karuna Riazzi.

Join us at the PTA meeting Wednesday May 24th to learn what to expect next year and to vote for your PTA officers.  YOU are the PTA! 


Current 5th and 6th grade families can still apply online for the 2017-2018 school year by clicking here.  

  • All applications submitted after April 1st will go onto the post-lottery waiting list in the order they are received. 

  • A PDF download of the application is available here, and paper version are available at the school.
  • Current 7th grade families (8th grade for SY17-18) cannot apply online but can use the PDF application linked above or contact us at


BUGS is a 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.  



BUGS Fundraising:

Community members, parents, and other Friends of BUGS like you can help our mission-driven initiatives that make BUGS the special place it is. Small donations of any amount add up to our success!:
Together, we can help these programs thrive and gain access to time-limited matching funds. Pick a BUGS cause that is close to your heart… or give to all of them! Take a moment to donate any amount to any cause. Your generosity helps our kids shine and helps our community be a better place: Thank you!


BUGS Media:

Click Here to watch a short movie about the Quiet Time program and BUGS!

Read about BUGS in Park Slope Stoop! 

Check out this video from our Afterschool Program BUGSnTech!








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

Families can now use PayPal to pay food bills and field trip fees!




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