MS 839, located in the Windsor Terrace neighborhood of Brooklyn, serves approximately 325 students in grades 6 – 8. Founded in 2015, the school’s mission is to develop young people who can think critically, communicate effectively, and collaborate with a spirit of curiosity and discovery. Committed to exposing students to the arts, music, world languages, and technology, the school offers many in-depth electives. MS 839 thrives from the unique diversity of their Brooklyn community, and educators work with families to provide an educational experience that readies students for high school, the real world, and post-secondary education.
Committed to a diverse school environment, the school sets aside 40% of its seats for low income students each year.
Like all NYC Outward Bound Schools, MS 839 offers interdisciplinary curriculum grounded in the philosophy of inquiry, strong teacher-led teams, and meaningful student work presentations. Each course is taught through an inquiry-based philosophy; students are not lectured to, rather they are given opportunities to explore and make meaning of complex material. Students are assessed through presentations of student work that include portfolios, exhibitions, and authentic action that display the depth and quality of their work at the culmination of each term.
Teacher teams work together to improve student achievement on school wide performance outcomes and content standards through weekly meetings and embedded professional development focused on intervisitation, curriculum development, and lesson study.
For more information about MS 839 or to enroll your child, please visit the school’s official website.
713 Caton Ave.
Brooklyn, NY, 11218
School code: K839