17K532 School Culture
Creating a Learning Community that Promotes Student Empowerment
About the School
New Bridges Elementary is a pre-K-5 Title I school located in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. It is New Bridges Elementary's mission and vision to empower every child to learn and to grow into their best self intellectually, creatively, socially, and emotionally. New Bridges is an achievement-centered and academically rigorous environment driven by high expectations for scholars and their families. As a holistic school, they are focused on the whole development of each child through active engagement of all stakeholders, integration of the arts, and an emphasis on fostering the social and emotional development and education of their students.
About the Visit
At this Showcase, visitors will learn how New Bridges built a culture to ensure students feel safe and supported. Visitors will engage in “Bright Start,” a daily musical, affirmational community meeting which all students take part in. In classrooms, visitors will see the structures and routines that build confidence, ensure equity of voice, and promote students’ ownership of their learning. Later in the day, visitors will be given time to engage with teachers who are implementing these practices and plan how to bring these practices into their own work.
Available Visit Dates
Select your desired visit date at the top of this page.
Fall: Thursday, October 25, 2018
Winter: Thursday, January 24, 2019
Spring: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
*We strongly encourage you to register and attend visits with colleagues to facilitate richer discussion and collaboration after visits.
Directions and Accessibility
Subway: 3, 4 to Crown Hts.-Utica Ave.
Bus: B12, B14, B15, B17, B43, B45, B46, B65
Driving: Limited street parking. There is a "Quick Park" pay lot on Lincoln Place between Schenectady Avenue and Utica Avenue.
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Additional Information: School is under scaffolding because of ongoing construction.
*Please note that a light breakfast and lunch will be provided at the visit.
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