Social justice theme
At the Bushwick School for Social Justice, students learn about ways to overcome “inequities, biases, and oppression” in society. For example, an English teacher might have students answer the question “Does power corrupt?” by reading texts such as Animal Farm, Lord of the Flies, and Macbeth. Students in a history class might put Christopher Columbus on trial to learn about genocide, colonization, disease, and the exploitation of the New World, according to the school website.
The school shares the Bushwick Educational Campus with other small schools. Students must pass through metal detectors to enter.
The school gets high marks on the Quality Review for its positive culture and the teamwork of the staff. However, student attendance is poor. (Clara Hemphill, school website, DOE statistics, August 2018)
Safety & Vibe
Faculty & Staff
CalculusNot offered in 2019-20
Computer ScienceNot offered in 2019-20
Advanced Foreign Language
AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science
AP/IB Math or ScienceNot offered in 2019-20
MusicNot offered in 2019-20
Programs & AdmissionsFrom the 2024 High School Directory
Humanities and Interdisciplinary (K54A)
A challenging program with emphasis on addressing social justice issues around our community and the nation. Students will have the opportunity to take elective courses in a variety of subject areas with a focus on social justice issues.
Collegiate Scholars (K54B)
Under the direction and sponsorship of various colleges and universities, The Brooklyn School for Social Justice (BSSJ) offers scholars the opportunity to simultaneously earn both a high school diploma and transferable college credits. Our Scholars can enroll in the University in the High School Program (UHS) through SUNY-Albany. They can also qualify for the College Now Program through The City University of New York (CUNY), and other private colleges and universities. Students will also have the option of enrolling in Advanced Placement courses including AP Art, AP Spanish, AP Human Geography and AP Computer Science. These students are also afforded the option of early graduation, internships and special college trips.
OfferingsFrom the 2024 High School Directory
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Spanish Language and Culture, Chemistry (Advanced Science), Physics (Advanced Science), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Contact & Location
400 Irving Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11237
Trains: , to Myrtle Av
Buses: B13, B20, B26, B38, B52, B54, B60, Q55, Q58
This school shares the Bushwick Educational Campus with three other schools