About Us

Community High School will serve grades 9–12

Community High School is part of the Beginning with Children Network. 

During the 2023-24 school year, CHS will serve grades 9-10.

Our Structure

Mission

Community High School (CHS) is a nurturing community that fosters a love of learning and the development of character for students in grades 9-12.  Our rigorous academic program teaches students to creatively solve complex problems and explore and develop their own special talents through learning opportunities in and outside of the classroom — and our work is grounded in a deep love of and appreciation for New York City, and our home in Brooklyn. Our graduates are well-rounded, engaged New Yorkers who recognize the importance of perseverance, collaboration and teamwork. We are a school whose intent is to create a learning environment — shaped and supported by the living lab that is our city — that will give our students the tools that they need to reach their goals and have successful, rich lives. Our students achieve academic excellence and are prepared to succeed in top performing colleges and professional careers.  

History

In August 2022, the Beginning with Children Foundation launched Community High School under an extension of the Beginning with Children Charter School 2 charter. Community High School will provide our students with a rich and high quality academic and enrichment program through the 12th grade, ensuring that our students are prepared to succeed and thrive in college and the 21st century workplace.

Location

250 Jay Street Brooklyn, NY 11201

Curriculum

Our curriculum nourishes intellectual curiosity and inspires our students to become self-directed, independent learners. Teachers integrate themes from the core subjects of reading, math, science and social studies into all aspects of the curriculum and it includes technology, the arts, physical fitness, music and other enrichment.

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We use an inquiry-based workshop model of instruction for delivery in all major subjects. The model consists of key elements that provide for instructional coherence across the school. The workshop includes a mini-lesson or direct instruction, guided practice, independent application, assessment, and review/sharing.

Curriculum

Our curriculum nourishes intellectual curiosity and inspires our students to become self-directed, independent learners. Teachers integrate themes from the core subjects of reading, math, science and social studies into all aspects of the curriculum and it includes technology, the arts, physical fitness, music and other enrichment.

BwC_B2_MiddleStudent_Graduation_v1_cropped

We use an inquiry-based workshop model of instruction for delivery in all major subjects. The model consists of key elements that provide for instructional coherence across the school. The workshop includes a mini-lesson or direct instruction, guided practice, independent application, assessment, and review/sharing.