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Dr. Susan S. McKinney Secondary School of the Arts

Overview written by the school: The mission of the Dr. Susan S. McKinney Secondary School for the Arts is to work together to ensure high-level learning for ALL - both academically as well as your child's chosen visual or performing arts talent!! We are a small 6-12 school that offers college preparatory and Advanced Placement course in addition to our visual and performing arts offerings. We are a nurturing and supportive academic learning community located in Brooklyn's Fort Greene neighborhood. McKinneySSA is steps away from the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Pratt Institute and the vibrant Brooklyn arts scene.
Diplomaendorsements: Arts

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 69% (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: 77.999997% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 77.999997% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 43.000001% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 82.999998% 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: K42A
Program description: Painting, drawing, art of advertisement and design, dimensional design, art history, textile, photography, product promotion, cartoon design illustration, and sculpture.
Interest: Visual Art & Design
Method: Audition

Seats 9 GE: 19
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 106
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 6
Seats 9 SWD: 2
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 41
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 21

Audition information: Students must present a portfolio of original work including still life, human figure and imaginative drawing. Students must be able to discuss their portfolio, artistic interests and area of study. Students must take an in-person drawing assessment.
Common audition: 1
Seats 10: 1
Admissions priority 1: Priority to continuing 8th graders
Admissions priority 2: Then to District 13 students or residents
Admissions priority 3: Then to New York City residents


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: Badminton, 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, Cross Country
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: Double Dutch
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: 301
Start time: 8:30am
End time: 2:50pm

Final grades: 6 to 12

Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP United States History, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition
Additional info: 10th Grade Seats Available,College Trips,Online Grading System,Orientation,Summer Orientation,Weekend Programs

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

More info

Borough: Brooklyn
NTA: Fort Greene
Neighborhood: Fort Greene

School Number: K265
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 302
Council district: 35
Census tract: 211
BIN: 3057942
BBL: 3020280001

About Dr. Susan S. McKinney Secondary School of the Arts


Address: 101 Park Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11205 (40.697177,-73.976104)
Latitude: 40.696324
Longitude: -73.97578
Phone number: 718-834-6760
Fax number: 718-243-0815
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: N/A
Bus lines near the school: B54, B57, B62, B67, B69

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We offer various Advance Placement Course Offerings

Our Visual Arts offerings include Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Digital Art, Photoshop, Ceramics, College Portfolio Preparation, Elective Arts, Multimedia

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

Our Theater Arts offerings include Musical Theater, Play Production, Tech Theater, Voice and Diction, and Theater History; TDF Open Doors and Exploring the Arts.

Our Instrumental and Vocal Music offerings include our renowned Superior Sounds Marching Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Choir. Also, Music Theory and Digital Music Lab.

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