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Brooklyn Academy of Science and the Environment (BASE)

Overview paragraph: The Brooklyn Academy of Science and the Environment (BASE) is a small public high school in partnership with the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. At BASE, learning moves beyond the classroom walls, starting with our signature Field Studies program. Using the world-renowned Brooklyn Botanic Garden as their living classroom, students learn inquiry-based science research skills from BBG experts and dedicated, highly qualified teachers.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 74% of students graduate in four years.
Attendance Rate: 90% of students attendance.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 77% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 57% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 84% 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: Science Exploration Program
Code: K41A
Program description: Integrated curriculum includes lab-based learning and hands-on experiences. Our program exposes students to a wide-range of science pathways including computer science, environmental justice, urban ecology, and anatomy and physiology. Includes real-world experiences such as job shadowing, mentoring, internships and paid job opportunities through our many partnerships. Selection criteria: Attendance (100-85%), Science grades (100-70), State ELA and Math exam scores (4-2).
Interest: Science & Math
Method: Ed. Opt.

Offer Rate: -97% of offers went to this group
Seats 9 GE: 89
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 362
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 4
Seats 9 SWD: 19
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 71
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 4

Seats 10: Yes-10
Admissions priority 1: Priority to Brooklyn students or residents
Admissions priority 2: Then to New York City residents


Extracurricular activities: After-School and Saturday Tutoring, Anime/Otaku, Garden Crew, Glee, Hiking, Junior Achievement/High School Heroes, National Honor Society, Peer Leaders, Recycling, Sadie Nash Leadership Program for Young Women, SEO Scholars, Sports, Steve's Summer Camp, Student Government, Theater, Weight Training, Yearbook
Psal Sports Boys: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming
Psal Sports Girls: Badminton, Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball
Psal Sports Coed: Cricket, Double Dutch
School sports: (NCAA Cleared) Cheerleading

Other info

Total students: 373
Start time: 8:30am
End time: 3:22pm
Grades 2018: 9 to 12
Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science, AP English Language and Composition, AP U.S. History
Additional info: College Trips; Community Service Expected; Dress Code; Extended Day Program; Extended Day Program (Credit Recovery); Extended Day Program (Tutoring); Internships; LYFE program; Online Grading System; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Bridge Program; Summer Internships; Summer Orientation

School accessibility description: 2
School 10th seats: Y

More info

Borough: Brooklyn
NTA: Crown Heights South
Neighborhood: Crown Heights South
Campus name: Prospect Heights Educational Campus
School Number: K440
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 9
Council district: 35
Census tract: 213
BIN: 3029686
BBL: 3011870001

About Brooklyn Academy of Science and the Environment (BASE)


Address: 883 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11225
Latitude: 40.670349
Longitude: -73.961695
Phone number: 718-230-6363
Fax number: 718-230-6370
School email: [email protected]
Subway: 2, 3, 4, 5 to Franklin Av; S to Botanic Garden
Bus: B41, B43, B44-SBS, B45, B48, B49

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Field Studies for ninth graders allows students to leave the classroom once per week to conduct science research at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

After-School tutoring, Saturday Regents Prep, and credit recovery once per month on Wednesday afternoons offer additional support.

Electives include: Computer Science, Earth Science, Geology, Anatomy and Physiology, Science and Sustainability, Computer Art, Theater.

College courses offered through CUNY College Now at Medgar Evers and LIU Early Scholars program. College trips and SAT Prep classes offered.

Internships and paid positions available at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Prospect Park, Nature Conservancy, Brooklyn Museum and many more.

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