The lottery for the 2016-2017 school year was held April 21st at BUGS.  

Lottery applicants should receive letters the week of April 24th, 2016. Tour information will be posted here soon.

 Click here for more information regarding the admissions process. 

The deadline to submit applications for the lottery has passed.  However, current 5th and 6th grade families can still apply and will be added to the waiting list in the order they are received. 

A BIG BUGS CONGRATULATIONS to our 8th graders whose hard work and growth gained them admission to such esteemed high schools as...

Bard Early College, Brooklyn Latin, Brooklyn TechLa GuardiaMidwood, Millenium Brooklyn, Murrow, Stuyvesant and many others.  

We are so proud of your accomplishments! Keep up the good work and finish the year strong and prepared for high school. 

BUGS is a new, community-based charter school where students study the natural and social environment across all subjects, using a hands-on, inquiry-based approach. Students of all backgrounds and abilities are welcome.

BUGS is a small, welcoming middle school where…

  • Students gain strong academic skills.
  • A safe, welcoming, and respectful school climate supports all learners.
  • Teachers collaborate regularly to create interdisciplinary projects.
  • Students design, build and maintain an on-site garden and a native wildlife habitat.  


Click here for more information about the Afterschool Program including Soccer and Basketball News.  While you're here, check out this video from our Afterschool Program BUGSnTech!

In Model UN Enrichment and After School, BUGS students take on the role of ambassadors and delegates of other countries. This year it was held at the Bronx High School for Science and the High School for Enterprise, Business and Technology. BUGS delegates take on a variety of issues such as the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, South China Sea dispute, Tackling Obesity, and the Refugee Crisis in Syria. Students examine these issues' affect on the international community, and the citizens of each of their respective nations. Model UN's goal is to foster an understanding of world events, and help delegates develop the critical thinking skills they need for college, career, and responsible citizenship. It is a popular BUGS activity and strongly aligned to BUGS's values of Community, Awareness, Reach, Exploration, Student Voice and Sustainability. 



We are located at 500 19th Street, within the Bishop Ford Complex
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn.

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