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Young Women's Leadership School of Brooklyn (TYWLS)

Overview paragraph: The Young Women's Leadership of Brooklyn empowers young women to become confident and compassionate leaders. We nurture the intellectual curiosity of the whole girl to maximize her academic achievement, socio-emotional well-being, and post-secondary success. TYWLS is supported by Young Women's Leadership Network and its CollegeBound Initiative in order to replicate the best practices of private and independent girls schools. TYWLS of Brooklyn opened in 2008 as the 5th school in the network. TYWLS strives to instill in students a sense of self-efficacy and community responsibility, characteristics which will support them as they become the leaders of the next generation.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 100% of students graduate in four years.
Attendance Rate: 88% of students attendance.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 58% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 97% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 86% 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: The Young Women's Leadership School of Brooklyn
Code: L66A

Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Screened

Offer Rate: -29% of offers went to this group
Seats 9 GE: 77
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 432
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 6
Seats 9 SWD: 16
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 90
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 6
Eligibility: Open only to Female-Identified students

Seats 10: Yes-5
Admissions priority 1: Priority to continuing 8th graders
Admissions priority 2: Then to Brooklyn students or residents
Admissions priority 3: Then to New York City residents

Requirement 1: Attendance
Requirement 2: Punctuality
Requirement 3: Course Grades: Average (66-100)
Standardized Test Scores: Average (1.8-4.5)


Extracurricular activities: Band Club, Community-Based Service Projects (Reading Buddy program at nearby elementary school), Dance Ensemble, Environmental Club, Gaming Club, Girl Up!, Guitar, Leadership Opportunities, Magazine Club, Peer Mentoring, Peer Tutoring, Recycling Team, Regents Preparation & Saturday Academy, School Spirit Team, School Tour Guides & Student Recruitment Committee, Spirit Week, Student Government, Talent Show, Wide Rainbow Arts, Yoga, and more
Psal Sports Boys: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Fencing, Indoor Track, Soccer
Psal Sports Girls: Basketball, Fencing, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

School sports: (NCAA Cleared) Track team
Girls: 1

Other info

Total students: 406
Start time: 7:45am
End time: 2:45pm
Grades 2018: 6 to 12
Final grades: 6 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition
Additional info: College Trips; Community Service Expected; Extended Day Program; Extended Day Program (Tutoring); Internships; Online Grading System; Saturday Programs; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Bridge Program; Summer Internships; Summer Orientation; Uniform

School 10th seats: Y

More info

Borough: Brooklyn
NTA: Bushwick South
Neighborhood: Bushwick

School Number: K147
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 1
Council district: 34
Census tract: 485
BIN: 3071418
BBL: 3030910001

About Young Women's Leadership School of Brooklyn (TYWLS)


Address: 325 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11206
Latitude: 40.705204
Longitude: -73.939407
Phone number: 718-387-5641

School email: [email protected]
Subway: J, M to Flushing Ave; L to Montrose Ave
Bus: B15, B43, B46, B47, B48, B57, B60, Q54, Q59

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Early college counseling; Small, interdisciplinary learning environment; Tutoring for students who want extra support

Collaborative groupwork and project-based instruction

Advisory classes focusing on female adolescent development and positive self-image

Advanced Placement classes; guitar; dance

Computer Science & STEM opportunities

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