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Kurt Hahn Expeditionary Learning School

Overview paragraph: The Kurt Hahn Expeditionary Learning School is a 9-12 school working in partnership with New York City Outward Bound and Expeditionary Learning Schools to arm students with the knowledge, skills, and character necessary to serve as informed, thoughtful, and courageous civic leaders in their own communities and beyond. Students at the Kurt Hahn School will enroll in a challenging standards based curriculum that readies them for successful graduation from four-year colleges. The Kurt Hahn School emphasizes the interdisciplinary, in-depth study of compelling topics which develop students' abilities to creatively solve problems and think critically.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 86% of students graduate in four years.
Attendance Rate: 89% of students attendance.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 84% 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% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 79% 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: Kurt Hahn Expeditionary Learning School
Code: L37A

Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 67
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 135
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 2
Seats 9 SWD: 14
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 52
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 4

Seats 10: Yes-10
Admissions priority 1: Open to New York City residents


Psal Sports Boys: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball
Psal Sports Girls: Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Flag Football, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball
Psal Sports Coed: Stunt
School sports: (NCAA Cleared) Cheerleading, Girls Flag Football, Intramural Sports, Swimming, Yoga

Other info

Total students: 353
Start time: 8:30am
End time: 3pm
Grades 2018: 9 to 12
Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP English Literature and Composition
Additional info: College Trips; Community School; Community Service Expected; Extended Day Program; Extended Day Program (Tutoring); Online Grading System; Saturday Programs; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Bridge Program
Bbat: 1

School accessibility description: 2
School 10th seats: Y

More info

Borough: Brooklyn
NTA: Rugby-Remsen Village
Neighborhood: East Flatbush
Campus name: Samuel J. Tilden Educational Campus
School Number: K415
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 17
Council district: 45
Census tract: 936
BIN: 3104598
BBL: 3047420001

About Kurt Hahn Expeditionary Learning School


Address: 5800 Tilden Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11203
Latitude: 40.648657
Longitude: -73.922171
Phone number: 718-629-1204
Fax number: 718-629-1076
School email: [email protected]
Subway: N/A
Bus: B17, B35, B46, B47, B7, B8

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Students complete Performance-Based Assessment Tasks (PBATs) as a replacement for all but the English Regents Exams.

New York Performance Standards Consortium: Students present four graduation level PBATs in English, math, social studies, and science.

Twice a year, students host student-led conferences to show their best work and set goals for personal growth.

This hallmark of our school builds public speaking skills and self-confidence.

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