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Young Women's Leadership School of Brooklyn (TYWLS)

Overview written by the school: 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: 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: 88% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 62% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 90% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 83% 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
Program description: TYWLS offers an academically rigorous college prep program to all of our students.
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Screened

Seats 9 GE: 77
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 513
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 7
Seats 9 SWD: 16
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 103
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 6
Eligibility: Open only to Female-Identified students

Seats 10: Yes
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
Extracurricular activities and clubs offered by the school that do not fall under one of the Sports categories (PSAL Sports or School Sports): Band, Community Service, Reading Buddy program, Dance Ensemble, Environmental Action Club, Game Club, Guitar, Piano, Leadership Opportunities, Magazine Club, Peer Mentoring, Regents Prep, Saturday Academy, Spirit Week, Student Government, Talent Show, Rainbow Arts, Yearbook, Book Club, Youth Restorative Justice, SAT Prep, National Honors Society, Basketball, Volleyball, Cheerleading, Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Trips to Broadway shows, Photography, Manice Sleepaway Trip, Summerbridge, STEP team, STEM Club, Internships
PSAL Sports Boys
Male PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: No data
PSAL Sports Girls
Female PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Outdoor Track
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): Track/Cross Country, Volleyball, Basketball, Cheerleading, STEP team
Flag for female only school: 1
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 382
Start time: 8:00am
End time: 2:30pm

Final grades: 6 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Psychology
Additional info: College Trips; Community Service Expected; Dress Code; Extended Day Tutoring; Internships Available; Online Grading System; Weekend Programs; Orientation; Summer Bridge; Summer Internships; Summer Orientation; Uniform

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

More info

Borough: Brooklyn
NTA: Bushwick South
Neighborhood: Bushwick

School Number: K147
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 301
Council district: 34
Census tract: 485
BIN: 3071418
BBL: 3030910001

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


Latitude: 40.705204
Longitude: -73.939407
Phone number: 718-387-5641

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

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Accelerated & college prep courses in all fields, including STEM, technology, music, & dance

Students can take free classes for college credit at Medgar Evers, LIU, and others through our College Now program

Ongoing college advising, grades 9-12, multiple trips to NYC colleges & out-of-state universities

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

Free tutoring on weekdays and Saturdays based on student needs

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