Challenging math, science, humanities, and arts classes
One on one academic coaching for every student
In school and after school extra help
Online grading program
After school clubs such as dance, drama, music, soccer, basketball, baseball, softball
Partnerships with museums, colleges, and universities
WHO WE SERVE
We are a choice middle school in Brooklyn’s District 19, with priority to PS 174 5th graders in the 2015-2016 school year
We will provide all students with disabilities the services and supports they need to be successful
We offer ESL
4 PILLARS OF SUCCESS
Depth of Thought:our students are challenged to think, question, and problem solve in school and in the world around them
Resilience:our students learn to face challenges head on, learn from their mistakes, and stay positive
Work Habits:we ask that our students try, try again, and try again so that they develop the habits that will make them successful in life
Contribution to Community:we challenge our students to think about those around them, to help others, and to make the world a better place
SARAH KAUFMANN, PRINCIPAL
Sarah Kaufmann began her education career in 2006 as a Teach for America corps member. During her Teach for America service Sarah taught 7th and 8th grade English Language Arts at JHS 45 in East Harlem and ran afterschool programs for students in dance and poetry. Sarah also worked with Teach for America to train and mentor new corps members. In 2008 Sarah began working at School of the Future as a sixth grade Humanities teacher. In her 5 years at School of the Future, Sarah served as the sixth grade team leader, Humanities department chair, Instructional team member, IZone 360 coordinator, and implemented a one-on-one academic coaching model. Sarah coached girls’ soccer and softball, as well as worked with the student council.
Want to learn about Sarah’s teaching philosophy? Check out this video she made for Edutopia while she was a teacher at School of the Future in Manhattan:
Sarah grew up in Western Massachusetts, graduating from the Amherst public school system. She holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College, and MST from PACE University, and completed her leadership training in affiliation with the NYC DOE and Baruch College.
School of the Future Brooklyn is built upon the educational tradition established at School of the Future in Manhattan. Since 1990, School of the Future has given students from across the city opportunity to participate in learning experiences that focus on real-world problems and solutions. As out mentor school, we will partner to create a similar academic environment, but one that best meets the needs of our middle school students. Just as our mentor school, we believe that all students must learn the essential skills and content to prepare them for high school and beyond, but also become reflective and resilient community members by working alone, with partners and in groups. At School of the Future Brooklyn we believe that students achieve academically when they are in an environment that supports their emotional growth. In our advisory program we focus on the four pillars that we believe make successful students: Depth of Thought, Contribution to the Community, Work Habits, and Resilience. We also believe that students learn best when they have strong relationships with the adults in their community, therefore each of our students will work one on one with an academic coach to develop the habits of scholarship that will make them successful students in middle school, high school, and beyond.