A charter middle school will open in School District 15 in August 2013, to be housed in Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School. Brooklyn Urban Garden Charter School (BUGS) will start out with 110 6th grade students, add 100 7th graders a year later, and add 100 8th graders in the fall of 2015.
Founded by local parents, educators, and community volunteers and granted a charter by the New York State Board of Regents in September 2011, BUGS is an autonomous, community-based project, independent of any Charter Management Organization.
The school's website explains that the school will emphasize math, science, and technology and will be dedicated to "civic engagement and the interdisciplinary study of environmental sustainability." Further, "A school that emphasizes hands-on outdoor activities enables students to apply scientific concepts and theories pertaining to the living environment in context."
Brooklyn Urban Garden Charter School
phone: (212) 437-8318
e-mail: info @ BUGSbrooklyn.org (for inclusion in the updates database)
future address: 500 19th Street, between Prospect Park West and 10th Avenue, Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn