Brooklyn Preparatory High School ~ Who We Are
Principal: Noah Lansner
Assistant Principal: Diana Isern
Assistant Principal: Yadeline Lynch
Brooklyn Prep's responsibility is to develop in all students the Habits of Mind, Work, and Heart they need to succeed in a challenging college program and fulfilling career. Rather than focus on a particular career or theme, we stress a commitment to the liberal arts and sciences along with project-based instruction and writing across the curriculum. Some important school features that help us implement this mission include:
- Student portfolio presentations at the end of each semester highlighting and reflecting on academic successes and writing across the curriculum. Opportunities for students to develop habits of mind and habits of work are ingrained in the rubrics and the reflection pieces for portfolio.
- An advisory program consisting of three strands: College advisement, socio-emotional growth and academic skills. Each teacher has a group of about 15 students fostering relationships that contribute to an academic community.
- Advanced Placement (AP) classes in European History, English, U.S. history, and Chemistry beginning in the 10th grade and continuing through the 12th grade. A challenging four year science curriculum including foundations, biology, chemistry and physics. Both active and regents physics are offered for the fourth year.
- A selection of electives for every student from 9th to 12th grade including: Robotics, Math SAT Prep, English SAT Prep, Guitar, Keyboard, Printmaking, Experiments in 3D, Food Science, Poetry, Drama I, Drama Production, Stagecraft, Psychology, and more.
- A full-time college advisor devoted to college and career exploration beginning with visits to colleges and college fairs in every grade.
- Opportunities for students to attend outside classes, pre-college programs, arts institutions, internships and work with non-for-profits. Some partner examples: College Now at Brooklyn College, Sadie Nash, Minds Matter and Futures in Options.
- Resource room and Collaborative Team Teaching in Math, English, Science and Social Studies to meet the needs of students with IEPs in least restrictive environment.