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Lottery Applicants:
We are are on our third round of admissions offers. We're offering seats to those with admission numbers up to 521 for 6th grade, and 45 for 7th grade. If you have not received an email or a hardcopy notification, please contact us at, or 718-280-9556 x599

 Click here for more information regarding the admissions process.

Weren't in the lottery? Current 5th and 6th grade families can still apply and will be added to the waitlist in the order they are received.  We often cycle through the waitlist quickly, and all interested families are encouraged to apply. 


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.  

Check out this video from our Afterschool Program BUGSnTech!

Brooklyn Urban Garden School from BUGS Brooklyn on Vimeo.


In Model UN Enrichment and After School, BUGS students take on the role of ambassadors and delegates of other countries. This year it was held at the Bronx High School for Science and the High School for Enterprise, Business and Technology. BUGS delegates take on a variety of issues such as the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, South China Sea dispute, Tackling Obesity, and the Refugee Crisis in Syria. Students examine these issues' affect on the international community, and the citizens of each of their respective nations. Model UN's goal is to foster an understanding of world events, and help delegates develop the critical thinking skills they need for college, career, and responsible citizenship. It is a popular BUGS activity and strongly aligned to BUGS's values of Community, Awareness, Reach, Exploration, Student Voice and Sustainability. 




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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