A college preparatory, coed, Quaker day school for students in grades preschool through 12th grade; one of the few NYC schools offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and the only NYC school affiliated with the Horizons National summer program.
800, from all five boroughs of New York City; 36% are students of color. An additional 55 two year olds are enrolled in the Family Center at Brooklyn Friends.
180 full-time, part-time and assistant teachers, a majority holding advanced degrees. A faculty-student ratio of 7:1.
Within one city block of Brooklyn's Borough Hall, the historic Brooklyn Heights neighborhood, and the MetroTech business district. BFS is in the heart of Brooklyn's civic, cultural and business centers; it is two blocks or less from nine subway stations and three blocks from the Brooklyn Bridge.
Founded in 1867 as a coeducational, nonsectarian school, BFS is one of the oldest continuously operating independent schools in New York City.
Governed by a 20-member Board of Trustees composed of Quakers, parents, alumni, parents of alumni, and faculty of Brooklyn Friends School. The Head of School, Director of Finance, and Director of Advancement are ex-officio members of the Board of Trustees.
100% of graduates enter four-year colleges and universities. See College Choices.
Main building at 375 Pearl Street has 45 classrooms, two libraries, two media centers, five science laboratories, two dance studios, two gymnasiums, six art studios (including woodshop, kiln and darkroom), cafeteria, rooftop playground, and 280-seat theater. Upper School building is two blocks away at 55 Willoughby Street and has 15 classrooms, a media center, a physics laboratory, faculty and student lounges, and college counseling center. The Family Center at Brooklyn Friends is located at 189 Schermerhorn Street in a brand new, ground floor early childhood facility.
Volleyball, Cross Country, Soccer, Basketball, Softball, Baseball, Track
Accreditation and Affiliations
National Association of Independent Schools, New York State Association of Independent Schools, International Baccalaureate Organization, Friends Council on Education, and other educational associations.
Admission and Financial Aid
Brooklyn Friends School encourages applications from students whose backgrounds, talents, and experiences will contribute to the student body and who will find academic success and personal growth within the BFS community. About one-third of our families receives tuition assistance grants.
Brooklyn Friends School admits students of any
race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges,
programs and activities generally accorded or made available to
students at the school. The school does not discriminate on the basis
of race, color, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin in
administration of its educational policies, admissions policies,
scholarship programs, and athletic and other school-administered