Brooklyn Prospect believes in strong student culture. Creating an environment that is warm, orderly and joyful helps students get in the right frame of mind for learning and builds a sense of community and belonging amongst students, teachers and faculty. Brooklyn Prospect supports peer learning by maintaining respectful and positive relationships, working hard to ensure our teachers and faculty have the tools they need to build those kinds of relationships with students and their families, and with each other. Brooklyn Prospect partners with parents to ensure students learn and develop both academically and emotionally. Brooklyn Prospect helps students build the skills they need to be successful academically and personally, by devoting ample time to social and emotional learning. And when it comes to resolving disciplinary issues, a focus on restorative learning practices instead of overly punitive measures, holds all students accountable to the same standards of behavior and pre-established norms on a consistent basis.
Developing a deep appreciation for learning doesn’t happen in a day, a month, or even a year. It takes a group of educators and administrators working together and planning carefully to create an intentional, collaborative learning environment built around continuity of education. Brooklyn Prospect’s K-12 aligned, liberal arts curriculum is modeled after the renowned International Baccalaureate Program and helps our students become well-rounded learners who tackle problems with a collaborative mindset. Our liberal arts-focused curriculum inspires creative inquiry, problem-solving, critical thinking, personal reflection and collaborative learning, going far beyond the basic standards required by the state. The tenets of the IB Program teach students to think in a way that relies on a variety of perspectives and a deep sense of curiosity. Projects ask our students to draw on diverse disciplines, skill areas, languages and cultures to reach a solution, demonstrating that their approach to learning is dynamic, never static.
Brooklyn Prospect’s curriculum is largely shaped by two mindsets: internationalism and lifelong learning. Students learn to think globally and put themselves in the shoes of other cultures and viewpoints so they can truly be prepared for the increasingly global world they’re growing into.
A lifelong learning perspective supports students to become the people they want to be through intentional practice, openness to hard work over talent, and a consistent desire for growth.
As an organization, Brooklyn Prospect provides students a rich array of academic offerings and opportunities that make their education a truly diverse experience. As such, a variety of performance measures and tools are used to evaluate learning and quality of instruction.
This ensures assessments are used to determine the skills and content knowledge a student has mastered and to inform teaching strategy to meet students where they are in their educational journey and set them up for success down the road.