The Brooklyn New School is committed to academic and personal success for all students. We believe that children are creators of meaning. They are naturally thoughtful and curious, and they work to gain understanding of the world they inhabit. When the adults who care for children foster this effort, children become life-long learners.
BNS Parents: Click here to change your email or phone informationPlease note: To change address, you must bring two proofs of address to the main office.

BNS Photo Calendars Available!

Order your BNS photo calendars today:

Children's Extravaganza, Friday, December 7, 6 pm

Celebrate the talents of our 2nd - 5th grade children. Support the PTA with the purchase of a sweet or savory snack brought to you by the 2nd grade. Reminder: there will be no afterschool for performers UNLESS families sign up in advance.


You can order a wide range of useful and attractive products with your child's art on them: travel mugs, key chains, iPhone cases, tote bags, etc!

These make wonderful gifts for family and friends.

35% of the sales go directly to BNS to be used for our celebrated enrichment programs and much needed supplies.


To purchase goods visit:

DEADLINE FOR ORDERS: November 29, 2012

Merchandise will be delivered to Brooklyn New School for pick up by December 14 so you can have your goodies for the holidays!

Rescheduled: Open House, Tues., Nov. 20

We have rescheduled our Open House for Tuesday, November 20 at 9 am  in the auditorium.

Please contact 311 to volunteer at a local shelter or go to In our immediate area, Red Hook Initiative, a social service agency that has power and internet, needs donations of food, flashlights and batteries, blankets and money. RHI is at 767 Hicks St. between W 9th & Huntington.

Support the BNS Annual Appeal

The BNS Annual Appeal is the largest fundraiser, and it's the only one where 100% of ALL contributions go directly to the school. Additionally, your contributions are 100% tax-deductible. Last year we raised over $80,000. And this year, as a result of our school's financial crisis, we need to raise more. Your donations will directly support the school: pays for ALL supplies, furniture, substitute teachers, and more.

Information about the Annual Appeal was mailed to every family. Click here for the mailing.

Please, give today!

AppleFest 2012 Video!

Saturday, Oct. 20th

To volunteer or more information email:

BNS School Picture Day (Tue, Oct. 16)

BNS School Picture Day: We are excited to announce that for Picture Day this year we will be using Stomping Ground Photo. This company goes way beyond the typical stiff school portrait, capturing the essence of every child.

VOLUNTEER TO HELP! Please help us make Picture Day a big success by donating as much time as you can between 8:30AM and 3:00PM on Tuesday, October 16th, 2012!

Email to volunteer:

Join us for Project Day, October 13

Does your child's classroom need some shelving or homosote installed? Some hooks put up or taken down? Help us with bigger projects that may need special supplies or teams of parents to complete. We will be here from 9 - 4 pm, building, painting, repairing... If you have tools you can bring or woodworking skills, let us know. If you can volunteer to coordinate Project Day, email

Curriculum Night, Monday, September 24

If you can come to one event this year, it should be Curriculum Night. Hear about the goals and expectations for this school year. Meet other parents in your child's class and grade. Volunteer to be a class parent. This is a parents only evening. Please do not bring children; we will not have childcare. For a detailed schedule, look here.

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