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The Brooklyn Latin School

Overview written by the school: Modeled after the prestigious Boston Latin school and founded in 2006, The Brooklyn Latin School provides a liberal arts curriculum with an emphasis on the Classics and Latin language instruction. Early instruction emphasizes the acquisition of core knowledge of the key academic disciplines which students use as a foundation for deeper exploration in the upper grades. Widely regarded around the world as the most rigorous and comprehensive course of study at the high school level, the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme is integral to our curriculum. In all classes, students experience a strong and consistent emphasis on analytical thinking, structured writing, and public speaking, preparing them for the challenges of college work.
Diplomaendorsements: Math, Science

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 97% (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: 92% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 67% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 94% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 92% 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: Brooklyn Latin School
Code: K00S
Program description: Admission to this Specialized High School is based solely on the score obtained on the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT). Students should speak to their school counselors in the Fall to register for the SHSAT.
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Test

Seats 10: Yes
Admissions priority 1: Open to New York City residents who take the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT)


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): No data
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, Wrestling
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, Cross Country, 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): No data
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 698
Start time: 8am
End time: 2:30pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Greek, Latin, Spanish

Specialized: 1

School accessibility description: Not Accessible
Flag for schools that offer 10th grade seats: Y

More info

Borough: Brooklyn
NTA: East Williamsburg
Neighborhood: East Williamsburg

School Number: K049
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 301
Council district: 34
Census tract: 505
BIN: 3070825
BBL: 3030250001

About The Brooklyn Latin School


Latitude: 40.709941
Longitude: -73.943641
Phone number: 718-366-0154
Fax number: 718-381-3012
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: G to Broadway; L to Grand St
Bus lines near the school: B24, B43, B46, B48, B60, Q54, Q59

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IB Programme: extended independent essay, on a subject of choice, the completion of which correlates closely to college-level research writing

150 hours of Creativity, Action, and Service (CAS), which may include volunteering or engaging meaningfully with the community outside of TBLS

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