New Schools Coming to New York City

Brooklyn and some of the surrounding neighborhoods will be welcoming new schools this fall. The Department of Education has just recently announced the list of new schools and Chancellor David Banks has offered some insights into the move.

While discussing the opening of Bard High School Early College – Brooklyn, where students will graduate high school with an Associate Degree and college credits, he said, “Since this pandemic, just saying that we got to do school differently. We can’t just return to doing it the way we’ve always done it. And these new schools are going to be a real reflection of the opportunity to reimagine how we’re even doing schools,” 

The list of new schools includes:

  • M.S. 644 in the South Bronx (District 9, Grades 6-8)
  • P.S. 482 in Downtown Brooklyn (District 13, Grades pre-K – 5)
  • P.S. 456 in Downtown Brooklyn/DUMBO (District 15, Grades pre-K – 5)
  • Bard High School Early College-Brooklyn in East New York (District 19, Grades 9-12)
  • P.S. 331 in Bay Ridge (District 20, Grades K-5)
  • P.S. 413 in Bay Ridge (District 20, Grades K-5)
  • M.S. 407 in Bay Ridge (District 20, Grades 6-8)
  • Motion Picture Technical High School in Northern Queens (District 30, Grades 9-12)


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