Lottery Applicants:
You should have heard from us by now regarding your child’s lottery results.
We have sent out three notifications, by email and snail mail.
If you have not received your paperwork, please contact us right away at, or 718-280-9556 x599.

We are are on our second round of admissions offers. We're offering seats to those with admission numbers up to 401 for 6th grade, and 40 for 7th grade. If you have not received an email or a hardcopy notification, please contact us at

If you would like to join us for our Open Classrooms event June 2, 8am-10am you must RSVP here.  Hope to see you here!


 Click here for more information regarding the admissions process.

Current 5th and 6th grade families can still apply and will be added to the waiting list in the order they are received.


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.  

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.

Families can now use PayPal 

to pay food bills and field trip fees!





Please consider using this Amazon Fundraiser Link to raise money for BUGS when you shop!  

 Or visit  to provide BUGS with your critical support!