Music, theater and dance
Some safety concerns in the building
Brooklyn School for Music & Theatre offers courses in set and costume design, acting and marketing in addition to regular academic classes. A partnership with the Roundabout Theatre Company allows students to take advantage of internships and free Broadway shows over the course of their four years at the school. Some earn CTE Certification in arts, audio/visual technology and communication, which gives them a boost when applying for jobs in those fields. A lively school video shows talented students singing in a choir, acting and dancing. There are some concerns about discipline, safety and order, according to school surveys. The suspension rate is high. To lower suspensions, the school trains students to de-escalate conflicts. Older students are also trained to tutor younger ones to encourage positive behavior and leadership. There is a teen dating awareness group, and individual and group counseling is available on site.
Students may participate in a dozen college campus tours in and out of New York City chaperoned by parents and staff, including an overnight trip that involves parents, according to the comprehensive educational plan. Alumni come back to the school to discuss their college experiences and the school hosts a career day for students.
BSMT shares the Prospect Heights Educational Campus with three other schools. Students pass through metal detectors to enter the building.
Admissions: Educational option. In recent years the school has not filled its seats and has had room for everyone who applies. (Lydie Raschka, DOE data and web reports, December 2018)
Safety & Vibe
Faculty & Staff
Computer ScienceNot offered in 2019-20
PhysicsNot offered in 2019-20
Advanced Foreign LanguageNot offered in 2019-20
AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science
AP/IB Math or Science
Programs & AdmissionsFrom the 2021 High School Directory
Performing and Visual Arts
9th and 10th grade seats available. College Trips, Talent Shows, Free SAT Prep, Saturday Programs, Health Center, Full time Social Worker and Substance Abuse Counselor, Restorative Justice, Relationship Abuse Counselor (RAPP), Art Programs (Dance, Drama, Instrumental Music, Technical Theater, Vocal Music), CTE, Freshmen Orientation.
OfferingsFrom the 2021 High School Directory
Advanced Placement (AP) courses
AP English Literature and Composition, AP Calculus AB, AP United States History
Boys PSAL teams
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming
Girls PSAL teams
Badminton, Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball
Coed PSAL teams
Cricket, Double Dutch
Contact & Location
883 Classon Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11225
Trains: , , , to Franklin Av; to Botanic Garden
Buses: B41, B43, B44-SBS, B45, B48, B49
This school shares the Prospect Heights Educational Campus with three other schools