The mission of The Brooklyn International High School
is to help English Language Learners (ELLs) to develop their language, intellectual, cultural, and collaborative abilities so that they may become active participants in today’s interdependent world. We strive to help every student reach his or her potential by fostering academic growth, personal growth, and tolerance.
At the Brooklyn International High School our teaching philosophy is focused on real world content and projects-based learning. Throughout the school year, students and teachers work collaboratively on authentic, experiential, interdisciplinary projects which are presented to fellow students, teachers and outside visitors. All students complete a twelve-week career internship in a field which they are interested. We take pride in incorporating technology across our curriculum. We have an extensively equipped media arts laboratory where students create engaging multimedia projects and films. This model of instruction helps our ELLS to develop important 21st Century Skills and college readiness.
Our students come from over 30 different countries such as Mexico, Yemen, Haiti, Iraq, Tibet, Ecuador, Uzbekistan and China. Over 35 different languages are spoken at our school, including French, Urdu, Polish, Fulani, Bengali, Haitian Creole and Hindi. We believe that the richness of our students' native languages and cultures are an asset to our school community. We are proud to learn from and about our unique and diverse student population.