Brooklyn Collaborative Principal Scill Chan reflects on her commitment to model antiracist behavior in this piece for EL Education.
Founded in 2001, Brooklyn Collaborative is a NYC Outward Bound School in Carroll Gardens that serves about 680 students in grades 6 – 12. The school focuses on inquiry-based curriculum resulting in students using real-world tools for discovery, analysis, and expression of their learning. Brooklyn Collaborative has a special emphasis on hands-on learning, and students participate in “Fieldwork Thursdays,” often traveling off-campus to visit with experts or perform experiments twice a month.
Students at Brooklyn Collaborative work in collaboration with other students, teachers, staff and parents and are embedded in big investigations of real-world problems which equip students with the skills and orientation necessary for responsible citizenship and prepare them to be lifelong learners and successful in our evolving world.
Like many NYC Outward Bound Schools, instead of taking the Regents exams in high school, students must complete four Performance-Based Assessment Tasks (PBATs) for which they propose a topic, conduct independent research, and write a paper which they publicly defend to a panel of faculty, peers and visiting experts. Brooklyn Collaborative students are required to take the English Regents exam.
For more information about Brooklyn Collaborative or to enroll your child, please visit the school’s official website.