Brooklyn Independent Program 

Learning should never be stagnant. At Brooklyn Independent, we are committed to creating learning opportunities with a focus on: project based learning, working collaboratively in group settings, in-depth unit study, and curricula that prioritizes and builds student voice to build the next generation of DOERS.

Learn
Boldly

Grow

Fiercely

Impact
Others

  • Literacy instruction with a focus on Socratic Seminars

  • Exploratory Math culminating in Algebra by 8th grade

  • Science Lab focusing on independent research and inquiry

  • History instruction focusing on: collaborative research study and field study

  • Latin course offering  

  • Permanent “Makerspace” technology lab sponsored by Pixel Academy

  • Rotating expressive electives including: Debate, Theater, Dance, and Visual Art

  • Weekly tennis class and sportsmanship course at Court 16

  • 7th/8th grade internship opportunities 

  • Leader in Me Character curriculum

  • Advisory "House" Meetings

  • 1:1 Mentorship Program

  • ​Yearly Capstone community engagement project

  • Social entrepreneurship opportunities

  • ​Daily school-wide community meetings

  • Community service

  • Student-led advocacy and interest-based groups 

Program Overview

Brooklyn Independent Middle School Curriculum Guide

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Brooklyn, NY - Fort Greene

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