GOOD News about Middle School????12

Posted by Deirdre // 11-22-2011


The whole Middle School conundrum stresses me enough to overcome a lot of negatives about moving (not sure which ones exactly…more on that later). So when good news comes in that will make that time less stressful than say, being audited by the IRS or serving on a drug lord’s murder trail jury, it’s big news!

The Children's School classroom via

The Children’s School in District 15 in Park Slope, which gets high marks from parents and the likes of Joyce Szuflita, is apparently “expand(ing) one grade per year into Pre-K to 8”. Read the details here. Thanks Park Slope Parents for the tip!

Also, we should note that District 15 is big and encompasses way more than Park Slope – Red Hook, Gowanus, Greenwood, Sunset Park and over to Fulton Street in Ft Greene. District map below, courtesy of Brooklyn Prospect Charter School – maybe also worth checking out?

District 15 Map


4 Responses

  1. May 22nd, 2013 at 11:15 am

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  3. November 23rd, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Not only that, but there is a new Charter coming online shortly. BUGS, Brooklyn Urban Garden School will be opening in 2012 or 2013 (contingent on where and when they find a home). It will be a progressive, hands on program with a science focus. AND International School of Brooklyn (an independent school) is opening their middle school next year with an IB curriculum and even though they are a language immersion program in French and Spanish in elementary school, they are opening a class for students who haven’t had language yet but are interested in a strong foreign language program. AND MS 51 a long established neighborhood institution is opening a Dual Language French classroom! It is not “Up the Down Staircase” in D 15 any more (look it up – I am showing my age). We are very lucky with our choices of strong, new and longstanding, arts and science focused, progressive and traditional options.

    • Deirdre says:
      November 24th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

      Thanks, Joyce! Even MORE good news is hard to believe. It’s nice to hear it from someone who really knows what they’re talking about too !