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
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded2003

Student Body

Total Students80 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
54%
State avg.: 29%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$30,000
Tuition Notes33000 for upper school/high school
% on Financial Aid
75%
Admissions DirectorNoleca Radway

School Notes

  • 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.
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