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Brooklyn School for Music & Theatre

Grades: 9-12
883 Classon Avenue
Brooklyn NY
Phone: 718-230-6250

Our Insights

What’s Special

Music, theater and dance

The Downside

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) 



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School Stats

Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Is this school safe and well-run?

From 2018-19 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
86% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
80% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
2% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school

How do students perform academically?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students graduate in 4 years?
82% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
48% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
41% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
67% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2019-20 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
38% Citywide Average

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
66% Citywide Average

For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Programs & Admissions

From the 2021 High School Directory

Performing and Visual Arts
Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.
Program Description:

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.


Language Courses


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

Read about admissions, academics, and more at this school on NYCDOE’s MySchools
NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location


Crown Heights (District 17)
Trains: 2 Line, 3 Line, 4 Line, 5 Line to Franklin Av; S Line to Botanic Garden
Buses: B41, B43, B44-SBS, B45, B48, B49


Pamela Randazzo
Parent Coordinator
Kadyah Sandy

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school shares the Prospect Heights Educational Campus with three other schools
Metal detectors?

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