Brooklyn Amity School
Brooklyn, NY 11235
About This School
In 2010, Brooklyn Amity School had 9 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The New York average is 13 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Brooklyn Amity School Reviews
A qualified school
I have graduated from Brooklyn Amity School last year and now I am attending UCLA. I am grateful for the opportunities they have provided me. The strength of the school is that they provide many AP classes, which made my application stronger.
This is my third year at Brooklyn Amity School. I am an international high school student. I have a lot of international and non native speaker friends in my school. We have extra curricular activities. It prepares me college. I think it is a safe environment. I love my school and I highly recommend my school to people around me.
Great Schhol as a Private
As a previous teacher worked in this school, Brooklyn Amity School is great school as a Private school around sheepshead bay area. There are many more after school activities which is really good opportunity to improve for every student skills. Many 90% of the teachers has their master degree and teaching certificate. The teacher gets, at the beginning of the year, professional development for being a good and effective teacher in the classroom. All of the classes have smart board and there is a MAC Lab and Biology LAB with equipment. In conclusion, a student can improve his/her knowledge at the Amity School.
I think this school is great!
My daughter attends Kindergarten at Brooklyn Amity School and she loves her teacher. I can see how much she learns everyday through her classwork and homework. They implement common core curriculum in Kindergarten and I find the teacher very successful at doing so. If you like a family like environment with high academic expectations Amity School is an affordable good option to do so.
Excellent, safe school
My friend's daughters go to Brooklyn Amity and they absolutely love it. Besides domestic students, the school also accepts international students. My friend's two daughters are staying at the school's dormitory. They told me that dormitory's staff creates a family-like, warm environment for the residents. The staff is caring and supportive and provides all the necessary accommodations for the residents to feel home. They get academic tutoring and help with homework as well as have various in-dorm and out-of-dorm activities. They have cooking and baking classes,outdoor sports activities, movie nights, fashion and talent shows, etc. Moreover, the dorm's staff organizes various weekend activities to famous NYC sights as well as other states. I have visited my friend's daughters at the school, and I really liked the environment and the staff. The school as well as the dorm is very safe and secure. The girls told me that they get personal attention from their teachers and the school's administration. The school also has a great ESL program that helps international students improve their English. I highly recommend Brooklyn Amity.
not a good choice
Personally I never liked the school. I am not a native speaker and the teachers in there barely speak English. This does not help any student to get acceptence from good colleges. Don't you ever send your child in that school. PS: the lunch is horrible.
Great School in the neighborhood
Brooklyn Amity School has small class size, safe environment and caring staff. I always struggled every morning to send the school before enrolling him at Amity school. Now, he pushes me to go to school on time. He loves his teachers, and classmates.
Wow everything written below is so true. I regret coming to Brooklyn Amity school as well. And this is coming from a student who has actually been in the school recently and actually was inside the classes and speaking with the teachers. Worst school ever. If you want your child to be with from potheads, go ahead send them but for a better education, do not send them. Trust me they can get a better education in public school compared to this money eyeing school. This school is based on unfairness to students and I don't think this is the type of environment your child and you as a parent would want. Plus no sports, and for a gym they have a small little tiny room with no equipment or windows.
A Nice School
I would say it is a nice school because, even though the school does not have enough facilities, you can see hard work there. My child personally loves her teachers and I always see smile face there. When it comes to academic success, school should be blamed but parents and students are also responsible. Could be better but it does not mean it is not o nice school.
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Regret ever stepping foot into this school
Worst private school in all of New York.
I would have been accepted to better colleges if I were to go to attend another high school.
Not a good choice
Trust me when I say you are better off sending your child to a public school. Don't waste your money.
Their staff/teachers English is not good at all. They had trouble understanding what I was asking. I personally did not feel comfortable sending my child to a school where my child speaks better English then her teacher.
Sad to say I thought it might have been a good choice to send my child, but after going there I was very disappointed.
I am very unhappy with this school. I agree with the other parent that the school focuses its attention and resources on the top students and leaves the struggling ones behind. This shows a clear lack of attention to student's learning levels. Last year my child did not receive math homework and I do not understand how math instruction is handled if the children aren't given problems on which they can take home and practice.
The entire organization seems disorganized and their teaching methods resemble non-American standards. They should require teachers to have a stronger grasp on the English language.
However, considering public education in this city is so inadequate, this seems to be my child's best option.
I agree with the parent of the tenth grade student below. All of the resources of this school go to the best students.
* The administration is very disorganized and inconsistent. It is difficult to get accurate information from them.
* Many teachers struggle with English and do not have a background in pedagogy. Many students also do not have strong English skills, which brings down the academic level of the school.
* It is not necessary for students to come to school on a regular basis. There are no consequences for excessive absences.
* Teachers frequently miss work.
* They claim to focus on science, but there are rarely lab activities in upper level science classes.
* They make inaccurate promises to prospective parents.
* Students are often given inaccurate/unrealistic information about college because the counselor has a very rudimentary knowledge of American universities.
I have son in this school, he is 10th grade; I rate this school below average because it is a private school, I would rate it average if it was public school. I expected a lot more from private school. If your child struggles at any educational level then you better look for other private school or for very good public school. The teachers are strictly concentrating on straight “A” students, students that love school; but they pretty much neglecting students they don’t like school that much; the teachers won’t contact you if your child doesn’t show-up in school or if your child didn’t attend some of the mid or end periods; they won’t contact you if your child’s performance is worsening, or he/she didn’t do homework. School doesn’t have a GYM, the class-rooms are so small, some teachers are from Turkey and their English is very poor so it is hard for students to understand them. They need to have a principal who is able to keep everything under control, but instead they have a principal that is too mallow and in my opinion – a person that does not fit for the position as a school principal.
The lunch is terrible. The teaching is good. there is not that good english teaching. the gym is too small. the art teacher is the worst teacher ever. the science math ela social and gym teachers are the best