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Welcome to the new BPCS!

A Special thanks to the Immaculate Heart of Mary community

“As we start the preliminary stages of our transition, we are especially grateful and offer thanks to the Immaculate Heart of Mary community for their very warm welcome. Some of our current families are active members of the IHM church and we look forward to collaborating with the church and the surrounding community in the coming years. The school building itself is special and the neighborhood lovely. We feel extraordinarily lucky to have the opportunity of rejuvenating and filling its hallways with students in September.”

– Brooklyn Prospect Charter School

About our new school

As the current year draws to an end, we have much to look forward to with the new school.  I recently had the pleasure to tour the new school.  With a grand entrance overlooking the courtyard, the school is very welcoming.  The 3 thing that stood out the most were:  light, wide hallways, and community space.

Light

The afternoon light is amazing at the entrance and in the main offices.  They are in a fishbowl and are very welcoming.

Each classroom is very large, airy and filled with light.  The photos were taken in the afternoon with the overhead lights turned off.

The classrooms are more than double the size of the current ones, can easily accommodate the students, teacher’s desks/supplies and lots of extra room for other activities. Events like the Renaissance Fair will be well represented in these spaces.

Hallways

The hallways a nice and wide and will accommodate lockers for all of the students.  They will have a place to store their books and we will have a reprieve from the “ugh my bag is too heavy…”

Community Spaces

Brooklyn Prospect is a strong community and the new facility has many great spaces to accommodate and encourage this.

  • the courtyard out front
  • benches and rubber top area in the back
  • large cafeteria and kitchen
  • library
  • large multi-purpose gymnasium/stage

All of these pictures and more are available in this album.

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