The Brooklyn Urban Garden Charter School (BUGS) is a new public charter middle school (6th - 8thgrades) in Brooklyn’s Community School District 15, serving the Gowanus, Red Hook, Sunset Park, Kensington, Carroll Gardens, and Park Slope neighborhoods. BUGS is an autonomous, community-based project that is independent from any Charter School Management Organization, and provides an additional high-quality, innovative, and inclusive alternative for our community.
BUGS opened August 26, 2013 with its inaugural class of approximately 140 incoming 6th graders!
BUGS is located at 500 Nineteenth Street between 10th Ave. and Prospect Park West, within Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School. We are thrilled to offer our students the amenities and wonderful proximity to field work sites that this location affords.
APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE! See our Admissions Page to apply online and for information about open house events.
PLEASE DONATE to help us raise critical funds to open our doors! THANK YOU to everyone who has supported BUGS in so many ways over the years. YOU have helped make this vision a reality.