Social Leadership • Health and Wellness • Academic Excellence • Responsibility • Eco-activism • Self Advocacy
The Brooklyn Green School is a learning community, committed to cultivating joy in every classroom. Brooklyn Green School Scholars engage in culturally relevant, rigorous coursework, the arts, research and project based learning focused on critical thinking and problem solving. Brooklyn Green School Scholars engage in the Engineering Design Process to address environmental and social issues, develop solutions and advocate for change.
Brooklyn Green School scholars will be agents of change. Every BKG graduate will possess essential skills: to read well, to write coherently to study effectively, to reason soundly, to question thoughtfully and to advocate for what they believe. We will support the development of every scholar by providing a learning community centered on inquiry, risk taking, productive struggle, equity, civic leadership and student voice.
Every member of the BKG school community will practice social leadership by caring about and positively contributing to the well-being of others including family, school community, world community, and the environment.
Health and Wellness
Every member of the BKG school community will practice social, emotional, and physical wellness by being cognizant of the impact that our words, actions, and overall decisions have on our bodies, our minds, and our community. We will work daily to expand our knowledge about food, nutrition, physical activity, positive thinking, mindfulness, adequate rest, and kindness to others.
Every member of the BKG school community will know that academic excellence is exemplified when they are inspired to innovate and to drive their own learning. We are reflective learners that always ask, “What more can I do?” with a focus on intellectual and personal growth, recognizing that the attainment of excellence involves constant improvement, risk-taking and is a life-long process.
Every member of the BKG community will demonstrate responsibility by showing up ready to work, being accountable for our words and actions, following through with commitments, and taking care of each other.
Every BKG community member is equipped with the knowledge, commitment, and skills needed to protect and improve the environment. We will engage in work aimed to prevent environmental damage while coordinating and executing campaigns specifically focused on issues that primarily affect underserved communities.
Every BKG community member will demonstrate self-advocacy by knowing their rights and responsibilities, asking for what they need, charting their own course, and accessing resources needed to achieve their goals. As self-advocates, we will not only identify problems but work to come up with thoughtful and innovative solutions.