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Brooklyn Prospect Signs Lease for a New Facility To House BPCS- Windsor Terrace Middle
NEW YORK -- Brooklyn Prospect Charter School, an intentionally diverse K-12 International Baccalaureate World School in Brooklyn, announced today that it will construct a new home for its first middle school at 160 17th Street in Gowanus, Brooklyn - moving the existing middle school from its current co-location with the Brooklyn Prospect High School to a ground-up, fully dedicated facility designed expressly for its middle school program. The move is currently scheduled for the fall of 2019.
Undertaken as part of Brooklyn Prospect’s multi-year growth plan, the 7- story, 30,000 square-foot project is planned to include a large commons and outdoor space, a gymnasium, auditorium, and library. In addition to housing traditional classrooms, the building will also feature music and art studios, science labs, and specialized reading rooms.
Daniel Rubenstein, Brooklyn Prospect Executive Director shares that this beautiful new, purpose built space “will not only provide our district 15 middle school students with a building of their own, it will also allow our International Baccalaureate diploma granting high school to grow into the entire Windsor Terrace campus at 3002 Fort Hamilton Parkway, at the same time increasing the number of seats available to students on our growing high school waitlist.”
With the Gowanus campus project expected to break ground in 2017, this build will be one of two Brooklyn Prospect on-going constructions for facilities that will be dedicated to middle school use. The Brooklyn Prospect Clinton Hill Middle School, located at 1100 Fulton Street, is expected to be completed by fall of 2018. The Gowanus Middle School building is currently expected to be ready for students by fall of 2019.
The Gowanus campus will enhance Brooklyn Prospect’s current portfolio of four campuses across New York City.
Chartered by the State University of New York - Charter Schools Institute (SUNY CSI), BPCS is one of just a few non-selective public schools in NYC offering the highly respected International Baccalaureate diploma. We are also among a select number New York City public schools to offer a K-12, 13-year contiguous program.
To apply to Brooklyn Prospect Charter School’s lottery online, prospective families should complete our online application by April 1. To learn about our K-12 program, please visit the admissions page of our website or attend an one of our information nights.
About Brooklyn Prospect Charter School
Brooklyn Prospect Charter School is a K-12 college preparatory community where excellent teachers prepare a diverse student body to have a positive impact on society and a lifelong passion for learning.
Rendering of our future Gowanus Campus building
By fall of 2018, our schools will be located at these campuses