Middle / High School Partners

Highschool-bwBushwick School for Social Justice

Year started with Bent On Learning: 2017
Neighborhood: Bushwick
District: 32

Grades: 9-12

The Bushwick School for Social Justice has a cohesive staff committed to fostering students’ social and emotional development as well as their academic progress. Housed in an air-conditioned annex of the Bushwick High School complex, the small school is set apart from the other small schools that share the building.

Frederick Douglass Academy II

Year started with Bent On Learning: 2016
Neighborhood: Harlem
District: 3
Grades: 6-12

Frederick Douglass Academy II offers small classes, uniforms and a mix of lecture-style lessons and creative projects and discussion. There are two tracks in the high school: the Science, Math, Engineering and Technology (STEM) Institute, and the Humanities Institute, which integrates language and the arts. The curriculum is designed with the help of Teacher’s College, Columbia University, located just a few blocks away.

JHS 22

Year started with Bent On Learning: 2017
Neighborhood: Concourse Village
District: 9
Grades: 6-8

Manhattan Hunter Science High School

Year started with Bent On Learning: 2016
Neighborhood: Upper West Side
District: 3
Grades: 9-12

Manhattan/Hunter has strong leadership, interesting classes and an innovative approach to preparing students for college. Students are prepared not only for college-level academics, but also for the freedom and responsibility of college life.

Students spend their first three years in classes on the top floor the Martin Luther King educational complex. Seniors spend their entire fourth year of high school on the Hunter College campus on the Upper East Side, taking a mix of high school and college-level courses. When the students graduate from high school, they may attend Hunter College full-time–for free.

MS 53Q

Year started with Bent On Learning: 2016
Neighborhood: Far Rockaway
District: 27
Grades: 6-8

New Design High School

Year started with Bent On Learning: 2010
Neighborhood: Lower East Side
District: 2
Grades: 9-12

New Design opened in 2003 with the idea that studying design helps students develop strong academic, social and emotional skills. One of five small high schools housed in the Seward Park Educational Campus, New Design is an artsy, laid-back place with a strong design program, lots of new technology and effective community partnerships.

Students take a four-year sequence of design courses, each year focusing on a different theme and type of media. In 9th grade, students study identity through visual arts; in 10th grade they explore community through fashion or construction; in 11th grade , three-dimensional perspectives drives the furniture design curriculum; and in 12th grade, students consider their future in digital media or in advanced fashion design.

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