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The Boerum Hill School for International Studies

Overview written by the school: As an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School with the Middle Years and Diploma Program, we are committed to the IB mission of developing international-minded students who are empowered to take risks and develop innovative solutions that create a better and more peaceful world. A large part of our work as a school is working to ensure all students receive equitable and diverse experiences through the IB framework. We provide a well rounded education grounded in global citizenship, social justice and interdisciplinary learning. You will find BHS to be a warm, intellectually rich, creative and passionate community.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 64% (at the end of the school year before last, the percent of students who graduated "on time" by earning a diploma four years after they entered 9th grade).
Daily Attendance Rate: 81% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 72% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 54% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 82% students feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms, locker room and cafeteria. (Student opinions on school safety, as reported on the NYC School Survey.)

Programs offered

Program 1: International Baccalaureate
Code: K21A
Program description: All students experience IB coursework that emphasize problem-solving and collaboration through project-based learning. Students complete capstone projects: Personal Project, Extended Essay, and Creativity, Activity and Service Learning project, and IB Internal Assessments. Students meet in advisory groups for social-emotional and academic support, and community building.
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Screened

Seats 9 GE: 62
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 411
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 7
Seats 9 SWD: 13
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 120
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 9

Seats 10: No
Admissions priority 1: Priority to continuing 8th graders
Admissions priority 2: Then to District 15 students or residents
Admissions priority 3: Then to Brooklyn students or residents
Then to New York City residents

Requirement 1: Attendance
Requirement 2: Punctuality
Requirement 3: Course Grades: English (65-100), Math (65-100), Science (65-100), Social Studies (65-100)
Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts (2.2-4.5), Math (1.6-4.5)


Extracurricular Activities
Extracurricular activities and clubs offered by the school that do not fall under one of the Sports categories (PSAL Sports or School Sports): Cheerleading, Dance, Drama, Fashion, Fitness, Flag Football, Green Team, Music Studio Recording, Student Government, Test Prep, Theater, Open Art Studio, Yearbook, Peer Mediation, Early-Bird Basketball & Soccer, Table Tennis, Senior Committee, Newspaper, Cooking
PSAL Sports Boys
Male PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Baseball, Basketball
PSAL Sports Girls
Female PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Basketball, Flag Football, Volleyball
PSAL Sports Coed
Co-ed PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: No data
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): Baseball/Softball, Football, Soccer, Track/Cross Country
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 723
Start time: 8:15am
End time: 2:35pm

Final grades: 6 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language; Dual Language: French
Language classes: French, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition
Additional info: College Trips; Community Service Expected; Extended Day Program; Extended Day Tutoring; Health Center; Internships Available; Online Grading System; Weekend Programs; Orientation; Summer Bridge; Summer Internships; Summer Orientation

School accessibility description: Not Accessible

More info

Borough: Brooklyn
NTA: DUMBO-Vinegar Hill-Downtown Brooklyn-Boerum Hill
Neighborhood: DUMBO-Downtown Brooklyn

School Number: K293
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 306
Council district: 33
Census tract: 69
BIN: 3006401
BBL: 3004020001

About The Boerum Hill School for International Studies


Latitude: 40.685419
Longitude: -73.993351
Phone number: 718-330-9390
Fax number: 718-875-7522
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: A, C to Hoyt & Schermerhorn; F, G to Bergen St
Bus lines near the school: B103, B41, B45, B57, B61, B62, B63, B65, B67

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International Baccalaureate Middle Years and Diploma Program; DP courses include: Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, French, Spanish, Language & Literature, Art, Dance, History and Theory of Knowledge. DP Mathematics, Sciences and French courses offered in higher and standard level. French Dual Language courses offered.

Every year, students must present a Global Action Project in roundtables to peers and other community members.

11th grade students complete a minimum 4,000 word extended essay on a research topic of their choice and 10th grade students complete Personal Project demonstrate research, design, communication, self-management and creative thinking skills. Students also complete Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) projects connected to service learning

International school trips to Costa Rica, Canada and France connected to service learning and academic courses

Inclusive Special Education and English as New Language program grounded in the instructional co-teaching model

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