Brooklyn Free School

  • Brooklyn Free School's mission is education for social justice. Always advocating for young people's voices to be heard, BFS engages students and staff in democratic decision making and problem solving.
  • We honor student choice and facilitate student centered learning through play and exploration, constructivist teaching, collaborative course work and self-directed student initiatives.
  • We support social and emotional development through conflict mediation, personal reflection, diversity awareness and community responsibility.
  • BFS works in the service of students and their families, partners with progressive educators, and embraces our larger community.

School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded2003

Student Body

Total Students60 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
53%
State avg.: 29%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$18,540
Tuition Notes19570 for upper school/high school
% on Financial Aid
75%
Admissions DirectorNoleca Radway
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The average private school tuition in Brooklyn, NY is $15,689 for elementary schools and $15,504 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Brooklyn, NY is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).