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Kurt Hahn Expeditionary Learning School

Overview written by the school: At the Kurt Hahn School, it is our mission to challenge, engage, and empower young people so that they become informed, skilled, and courageous leaders. Kurt Hahn is an NYC Outward Bound School and a member of the NY Performance Standards Consortium. At KH, we prepare students for college, citizenship, and the workplace by bringing to life the principles of Outward Bound: that combining intensive challenge with guided support leads to students achieving far more than they ever thought possible. Kurt Hahn uses hands-on learning that has real-world application to ignite a joy for learning and discovery in our students. At our school, leadership, active citizenship, and character development go hand-in-hand with academic rigor and challenge.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 75% (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: 87% 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: 56% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 76.999998% 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: Kurt Hahn Expeditionary Learning School
Code: L37A
Program description: Kurt Hahn offers a liberal arts, college preparatory and project based curriculum. Our school offers a challenging and engaging curriculum culminating in performance based assessments, instead of all but the ELA Regents Exam. Our students take advanced course work including AP English, AP Human Geography, and a variety of College Now courses through Kingsborough College. Our students engage in twice yearly student led conferences, empowering them to be leaders of their own learning.
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 67
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 128
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 2
Seats 9 SWD: 14
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 61
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 4

Seats 10: 1
Admissions priority 1: Open 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: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball
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, Bowling, Cross Country, Flag Football, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming, 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: Stunt
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: 259
Start time: 8:30am
End time: 2:50pm

Final grades: 9 to 12

Language classes: French, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP English Literature and Composition, AP Human Geography
Additional info: 10th Grade Seats Available,College Trips,Community School,Extended Day Tutoring,Online Grading System,Orientation,Summer Orientation
Bbat: 1

School accessibility description: Partially Accessible
Flag for schools that offer 10th grade 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: 317
Council district: 45
Census tract: 936
BIN: 3104598
BBL: 3047420001

About Kurt Hahn Expeditionary Learning School


Address: 5800 Tilden Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11203 (40.647728,-73.922212)
Latitude: 40.648657
Longitude: -73.922171
Phone number: 718-629-1204
Fax number: 718-629-1076
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: N/A
Bus lines near the school: B17, B35, B46, B47, B7, B8

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NYS Regents waiver from all but the ELA Regents

Performance Based Assessments Tasks in lieu of Regents

Project Based Learning

Week-long intensives featuring extensive fieldwork

Crew Advisory Program

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