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.
- 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.
We are currently making offers to students on the waiting list for enrollment in the 2015-2016 school year.
As of 6/18: students with admissions numbers 1 to 513 have been offered a seat. If your child is in this group and you did not receive an admissions letter, or if you have any questions about the school or the enrollment process, please contact admissions@BUGSbrooklyn.org or call (718) 280-9556 ext. 599.
See our Apply Now page for more information.
Additional offers will then be made on a rolling basis. Applications for the waiting list are still being accepted.
Gabriel Smith (a BUGS 7th grader and "BUGSnTech" member-- which is a BUGS school club led by teacher Molly Donnelly) was highlighted at Google's Geek Street Fair on May 29th. Check out the article and video here.
On April 24th and 25th, BUGS sent its first Model United Nations delegates to St. Ann's School in Brooklyn Heights. The kids sat in their committees for 2 days and went against some of the most seasoned Model UN veterans in NYC. Students solved current day, as well as historical crisis situations, such as the Ebola Virus all the way to the Greco-Persian War. We came away with one award from Merry Parasol who won honorable mention, and all the BUGS delegates had fun during this great learning experience!
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.
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