Cultural Academy for the Arts and Sciences

Grades: 9-12

Our Insights

What’s Special

Learn to cook, put on a mock trial, or write poetry

The Downside

Many students have a lot of catching up to do

At the Cultural Academy for Arts & Sciences (CAAS), students may cook with a professional chef, learn about the law by putting on mock trials, or read their own poetry at Brooklyn Academy of Music, according to the school website.

Culinary arts students run a school café, learning how to plan a menu, cook and market the café. The Brooklyn Academy of Music offers classes during the school day and after school.

Most students enter with poor academic skills, and, while about two-thirds graduate within four years, others need more time.  

CAAS shares the Tilden Educational Campus with other small schools. Students must pass through metal detectors to enter the building.

Admissions: In recent years the school has had room for all applicants. (Clara Hemphill, August 2018)

School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
87%
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
 
67%
Average daily attendance
 
77%
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
 
48%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
 
100%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
 
100%
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey

Students

204
Number of students
624 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
81%
Students with disabilities
 
28%
Multilingual learners
 
5%
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

School
Citywide
How many students were suspended?
 
1%
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
 
82%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
19%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
14%
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey and 2019-20 NY State Report Card

Faculty & Staff

School
Citywide
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
 
95%
5.0
Years of principal experience at this school
7 Citywide Average
251
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
157 Citywide Average

Teachers’ Race/Ethnicity


How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
 
82%
Are teachers effective?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey, 2020-21 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 NY State Report Card, 2021 Guidance Counselor Report and this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Advanced Courses

Which students have access to advanced courses at this school? Learn more

Calculus

Not offered in 2019-20

Computer Science

 
71%

Physics

 
0%

Advanced Foreign Language

Not offered in 2019-20

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

 
44%

AP/IB Math or Science

 
5%

Music

 
7%
From unpublished, anonymized data from the 2019-20 school year provided by the New York State Education Department, brought to you by

College Readiness

School
Citywide
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
 
40%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
77%
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
 
72%
From the 2020-21 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by
How many graduates of this school received Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) funding to attend a NYS college?
 
23%
How many of those TAP recipients made it through college? Learn more
From unpublished, anonymized student-level data for the class of 2014 provided by the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) in coordination with the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC), brought to you by
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Programs & Admissions

From the 2021 High School Directory

Culinary Arts

Admissions Method: Open

Program Description:

Students are taught by chefs who have several years of experience in the restaurant industry. They begin by studying Kitchen Safety & Sanitation and progress through Recipes, Weights and Measures; Flavor and Nutrition; Knife Skills, Vegetable and Meat Fabrication; Stocks, Broths, Soups and Sauces; Cooking Methods, Techniques and Terms; International Cuisines. Students also learn through, internships, catering events, running a lunch cafe, and field trips to produce markets and restaurants.

Cultural Academy College Prep

Admissions Method: Open

Program Description:

Advanced sequence of study to prepare students for post-secondary work and informed selection of majors. This cutting-edge national pilot program of curriculum, instruction, and mentoring was designed in collaboration with our national college partners.

Offerings

From the 2021 High School Directory

Language Courses

French, Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP Biology, AP English Literature and Composition, AP English Language and Composition

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Flag Football, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball

Coed PSAL teams

Stunt

Read about admissions, academics, and more at this school on NYCDOE’s MySchools

NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location

Location

5800 Tilden Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11203

Trains: N/A

Buses: B17, B35, B46, B47, B7, B8


Contact

Principal: Sanatha Alexis

Parent Coordinator: Martin Young

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the Samuel J. Tilden Educational Campus with two other schools

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? Yes

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