Leaving this school was the biggest mistake I made. The curriculum is amazing, immersive and fascinating. The teachers are diverse and insightful. Some more than others. The community is the best I've experienced and the community service integrated into field trips. In general it is totally worth the
... Read more money! I think about my experience there often. One of the things I loved most about the school was that they made you work hard and exercise your brain while making it not seem like a chore. They make you want to learn more. This is a school everyone should attend at least once in their lifetime! Read less
Posted by a other on 04/23/14
Faculty and Staff work above and beyond in order to create a magical, harmonius and intellectually inspiring environment.
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Posted by a parent on 04/07/14
This school provides an education completely unparalleled by other academic institutions. I formerly attended an all-girls private school and was routinely shushed by teachers or was discouraged from asking questions. At BFS, I was taught to question everything, from the space we were in to the education
... Read more we were receiving. Although I spent only two years at BFS, I have never felt so at home. I learned more here than I did in 11 years at my previous school, and was taught to constantly question the state of my education whether I was learning the right things, whether I was being taught by the appropriate people, or whether I was simply being nurtured enough and BFS gave me everything I was seeking. I have gone on to go to a private liberal arts college and graduate school at NYU, but neither would have been possible without BFS' amazing education. I am grateful every single day for what I learned at the Pearl Street campus and hope that future classes have equally valuable experiences elsewhere. BFS provides invaluable life skills to those seeking it. Read less
Posted by a other on 12/17/13
The most diverse independent school in Brooklyn by far and away with a real dedication to progressive, values-based education. Excellent lower school that gets the balance right between skills and creativity. Kids have a spelling workbook, but they also write poetry, memoirs etc. Math could be a bit
... Read more stronger, but is very creatively taught so my daughter who used to hate math, now loves it. The arts programs are fantastic. Parents complain about the lower school principal, who is a bit shy, but she makes great staff choices and the curriculum feels dynamic. Middle school is rigorous, but also quite creative. My son's math class studied percentages then did an in depth study of credit card agreements and debt. For geometry, they made actual monuments. The school seems comfortable with different types of learning styles and has really beefed up their learning support system -- problems are generally addressed pretty quickly. Kids could use more physical activity -- although there are two gyms they are shared with all three school divisions and the roof is open only to the lower school. The music program is wonderful. Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/22/13
My kids love it., are learning at an extremely high level, not stressed out and are grounded. What more could you ask for.
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Posted by a parent on 02/11/13
I have attended this school my entire life I cannot imagine being happy anywhere else.
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Posted by a other on 08/30/12
I go to school at BFS and it is amazing. Of course a teacher may not be my favorite, that's how it always works in school but in general everything about that school is amazing. The new head of the Middle School is fantastic, she's opened minded and she's extremely polite. I have no problems with the
... Read more school. The academics are phenomenal. No matter what you are learning, any teacher is willing to help and they won't let you struggle on your own. They enforce diversity (a little too much sometimes) and they enforce Quakerism. Most kids at that school are polite and like any other school, there are a few children who aren't the nicest, but it's generally a loving community. Again the academics are amazing, more than half the things I have learned in that school I would have if I stayed at my old school so I'm happy I stayed. Overall, the school is a safe place and full of kind students and staff. Sending your child there would be wonderful. It is costly, but they do have a scholarship program and even if you don't get a regular scholarship, 8th graders can get the merit scholarship which allows the child to get $10,000 off of their tuition for high school. Read less
Posted by a other on 05/09/12
Brooklyn Friends is a school that has to be pc about everything. My child deserved the merit scholarship but did not get it. The teachers are unsatisfactory. The curriculum is extremely poor. I am very displeased with this horrible school.
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Posted by a other on 02/10/12
My two children have had fantastic experiences in the pre-school, lower school, and middle school. The current head of the middle school, who arrived last year, is outstanding; the teachers are fabulous; and the curriculum is rigorous and exciting. (I'd love to learn about the rise of Islam in 6th
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Posted by a parent on 10/19/11
As a matter of fact I am writing here to try to connect with any parent at the school right now, because we are going to be relocated due to work, from Brazil to NYC and our house is in Brooklyn. Can anyone give me some advice on how the school is right now? Thank you!
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Brooklyn schools — Brooklyn Friends School is located at 375 Pearl St, Brooklyn NY 11201. 375 Pearl St is in the 11201 ZIP code in Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Friends School is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 12.
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