The Brooklyn Urban Garden Charter School (BUGS) is a new public charter middle school (6th - 8thgrades) in Brooklyn’s Community School District 15, serving the Gowanus, Red Hook, Sunset Park, Kensington, Carroll Gardens, and Park Slope neighborhoods. BUGS is an autonomous, community-based project that is independent from any Charter School Management Organization, and provides an additional high-quality, innovative, and inclusive alternative for our community.
BUGS is opening August 2013 with its inaugural class of approximately 140 incoming 6th graders.
LOCATION: BUGS will be located at 500 Nineteenth Street between 10th Ave. and Prospect Park West, with Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School. We are thrilled to offer our students the amenities and wonderful proximity to field work sites that this location affords.
ADMISSIONS: Apply now! We have a waitlist; however, many things will change as people now have received results of their district choices and are finalizing their deicisions. We are still accepting applications for the wait list and encourage all to apply. Click "Admissions" above or to the left. If you have already submitted an application and did NOT receive a confirmation email from admissions@BUGSbrooklyn.org, please call our office to confirm that we have received your student's application.
UPCOMING EVENTS: Just heard about your child's district choices? Considering all your options? BUGS is hosting 2 kinds of events to assist those who are deciding whether to enroll at BUGS, or to apply for the waitlist:
Admissions Events: for all families wanting to learn more about BUGS
THURSDAY May 23rd, 6:30pm-8pm (*This session just added to assist you prior to DOE notification deadline)
FRIDAY May 31st, 4pm- 5:30pm
THURSDAY June 6th, 4pm-5:30pm
THURSDAY June 6th, 6pm-7:30pm
Enrollment Events: only for those who have been offered a seat and are enrolling (DEFINITELY ATTENDING) the school--
Monday June 10th- Anytime between 4-7pm FOR ALL STUDENTS WITH LAST NAMES starting with A through L
Tuesday June 11th- Anytime between 4-7pm FOR STUDENTS WITH LAST NAMES starting with M through Z
Wednesday June 12th- 6-8pm BY APPOINTMENT ONLY (email admissions@BUGSbrooklyn.org)
Call us at (212) 437-8318 or email us at admissions@BUGSbrooklyn.org with any questions.
We look forward to hearing from you!
PLEASE DONATE to help us raise critical funds to open our doors! THANK YOU to everyone who has supported BUGS in so many ways over the years. YOU have helped make this vision a reality.