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Brooklyn High School of the Arts

Overview written by the school: We are a family friendly, dual-mission high school providing talented students citywide with a strong curriculum in both their academic subjects, as well as fine arts, drama, dance, vocal music, band, and orchestral music. Along with their artistic studies, students are prepared for high academic achievement through college preparatory and Advanced Placement courses. Students are provided with multiple daily studio classes in their talent area, designed to prepare them for top fine arts and performing arts colleges and help them develop the discipline to be well-rounded students and future professionals. Situated in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn, we offer the opportunity to access the rich cultural vibrancy of the Brooklyn arts community.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 88% (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: 90% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 81% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 67% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 88% 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: Visual Arts
Code: K47J
Program description: The Visual Arts Studio is a rigorous four year curriculum that develops the student's technical abilities, critical-thinking skills and personal voice. Students have received honors like the Scholastic Art Awards, exhibition awards at the MOMA, admission to pre-college programs at local schools and scholarships for college. Courses include Foundational Art, Advanced Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Advanced Gallery, and Senior Portfolio Preparation, as well as Digital Art and Design.
Interest: Visual Art & Design
Method: Audition

Seats 9 GE: 67
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 457
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 7
Seats 9 SWD: 14
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 126
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 9

Audition information: Prepare a portfolio of 8-15 pieces of original work. Include examples of observational drawings. Complete up to three drawing assignments at the audition. Check school's website for examples.
Common audition: 1
Seats 10: Yes
Admissions priority 1: Priority to Brooklyn students or residents
Admissions priority 2: Then to New York City residents

Requirement 1: Audition - Go to for information and dates
Requirement 2: Audition with common components


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): Anime, Badminton, Ceramics, Cheer-leading, Chess, Cosmetology, Debate Team, Gallery, Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Gospel Choir, Guitar, Improv, Lamplighters, National Honor Society, Peer Tutoring, Photography, Physical Fitness, Poetry, Rising Entrepreneurs Club, Robotics, School Leadership Team, Step Team, Student Council, Student Newspaper, The Moth, Thespian Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, University Partnerships, Yearbook Committee
PSAL Sports Boys
Male PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Bowling
PSAL Sports Girls
Female PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: 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): Badminton, Basketball, Track/Cross Country, Volleyball
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 939
Start time: 8:30am
End time: 3:20pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: French, Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Human Geography, AP Psychology, AP Seminar, AP Statistics, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern
Additional info: College Trips; Online Grading System; Saturday Programs; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Bridge Program; Summer Internships; Summer Orientation; Weekend Programs

School accessibility description: Partially Accessible
Flag for schools that offer 10th grade seats: Y

More info

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

School Number: K655
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 302
Council district: 33
Census tract: 39
BIN: 3001190
BBL: 3001920013

About Brooklyn High School of the Arts


Address: 345 DEAN STREET, BROOKLYN NY 11217
Latitude: 40.683559
Longitude: -73.98027
Phone number: 718-855-2412
Fax number: 718-596-5027
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: 2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N, Q, R to Atlantic Ave-Barclays Center; A to Hoyt & Schermerhorn; C to Lafayette Ave; G to Fulton St
Bus lines near the school: B103, B25, B26, B37, B38, B41, B45, B52, B63, B65, B67

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AP Courses: Capstone, Chemistry, English Language & Literature, Environmental Science, Human Geography, Psychology, Statistics, US and World History

Our Fine Arts studio includes Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Digital Art, Photoshop, Ceramics, College Portfolio Preparation, Elective Arts, Multimedia

Our Dance studio offers rigorous training in Ballet, Jazz and Modern Technique, Pointe, Dance History, and Choreography with renowned professionals.

Our Drama studio offers Musical Theater, Play Production, Tech Theater, Voice and Diction, and Theater History; TDF Open Doors and Exploring the Arts.

Our music studios include NYSSMA Award winning Concert Band, Jazz Band, two Orchestras, and three Choirs. Also, Music Theory and Digital Music Lab.

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