Saturday, October 15, 2016


As of the 2017-2018 school year, M.S. 442 will be located in the former Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School at 500 19th Street, between Prospect Park West and 10th Avenue.

Bishop Ford's two current occupants will stay put: Brooklyn Urban Garden Charter School (BUGS), a middle school, and K280, P.S. 10's Pre-K program.

M.S. 442
, the Carroll Gardens School for Innovation (CGSI), is "a screened school that seeks to create a diverse student body and inclusive school culture."

Students live in the surrounding neighborhood as well as in other parts of Brooklyn and other boroughs, but the preference is for students who live in District 15.

All of the classrooms for all of the grades (grades 6, 7, and 8) are Integrated Co-Teaching (ICT) classrooms. They include students with and without disabilities, and they feature two teachers: a general education teacher and a special education teacher.


                                      October PTA meeting

The next monthly PTA meeting will be this Tuesday, October 18th, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Agenda items include CGSI's move to Bishop Ford and the Principal's Report. 

Future PTA meeting dates

The PTA meets one Tuesday per month, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The meeting dates for the rest of the 2016-2017 school year are

  • November 15, 2016
  • December 6, 2016
  • January 10, 2017
  • February 7, 2017
  • March 7, 2017
  • April 4, 2017
  • May 2, 2017
  • June 6, 2017

For additional information, send an e-mail to PTA @

Open House

Meet the staff and the PTA at an open house on Tuesday, November 8th (Election Day), from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Register at


Families with rising 5th graders in District 15 are invited to sign up for a tour of M.S. 442. Tours are conducted on most Tuesdays and last for one hour. One adult per child can be accommodated.

Tour dates, tour times, and sign-up sheet location

M.S. 442, Carroll Gardens School for Innovation
317 Hoyt Street
between President and Union streets
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 222-6420