WATCH COMMENCEMENT IN JUST OVER 2 MINUTES

Watch our most recent alums graduate in super speed in this time lapse of Commencement 2015, created by our own Upper School Technology Integrator Nick Marchese! (Hint: Turn on the volume for full effect.) More Commencement photos will be posted next week.

 

6 STUDENTS HONORED AS TOP 1% ON NATIONAL SPANISH EXAM 

Six BCS Middle School students have been awarded special certificates and cash prizes for scoring in the Top 1% of the nation among the 157,000 students who took the National Spanish Exam this year. World Languages Chair Elizabeth Luscombe and teacher Alexa Ramos López recently accompanied 3 of the students and their parents, to the awards ceremony for the Metropolitan New York Chapter of the Exam. 

 
Congratulations to Daniel S. '21 and Zachary C. '20, who each took second place overall in their respective exam categories. Henry S. '20, Phillip S. '20, Sara A. '19, and Colin H. '19 earned Honorable Mention.

1ST GRADE CREATES BCS MASCOT... OUT OF BOTTLECAPS!

Check out the first grade's brand new lion portrait on display in the lobby of 701 Carroll St. Made out of recycled bottle caps, it is the culmination of a series of projects throughout the year which used the caps, including the creation of a giant bar graph.

 

ACADEMICS VIDEO FEATURES NEW ALUMNI

Check out our updated video on Upper School academics, featured on the BCS website. It now includes Head of School Bob Vitalo, Upper School Director Jane Moore and members of the Class of 2015!

 

BCS'S REPUTATION ATTRACTS MORE GLOBAL EDUCATORS

BCS's reputation as a School of the Future has attracted school officials from around the globe this year. Administrators from El Colegio Los Nogales, a PreK-12 private school in Bogotá, recently visited us as part of their 2-week tour of 6 top independent schools in the U.S. (Berkeley Carroll, Andover, Exeter, United Nations International School, Avenues and Hotchkiss) to learn about our take on 21st century education. 

STUDENTS ATTEND WORLD SCIENCE FESTIVAL

As part of World Science Festival 2015, 10 Upper School girls got the chance to tour two physics labs, an anthropology lab and a chemistry lab at New York University!  They also spoke with the female professors running the labs and heard a talk by Wendy Suzuki, a professor of neural science and psychology who just released the book "Healthy Brain, Happy Life."

 

ALUMNI UPDATE: ELISE GUARNA '13 & PETER DAMROSCH '08

Elise Guarna '13, who is studying Arabic in Jordan this summer, recently connected with Peter Damrosch '08, who spent the past three years in Jordan teacher/learning Arabic, working with Iraqi and Syrian refugees and developing a map of Amman's public transit system. 


 SENIORS DOCUMENT THEIR WORLD

Documenting the World (a senior English class) students premiered their final projects last week! Each group produced a short documentary over several months with guidance from Reel Works Filmmaking.  Film topics were maintenance workers at BCS, teen smokers and body image. Read more about the program and view the documentaries on the BCS blog.

 

JUNIORS LEAD WALKING TOURS FOR AMERICAN STUDIES

As part of American Studies, juniors conducted walking tours for their classmates and faculty - which they researched and put together themselves - on the streets of New York City!  This year's walking tour topics ranged from the birth of punk rock in New York City to media and the health craze. More photos and a full list of topics.

  

ALUMNI CORNER: NATE BARR '10

Nate Barr '10, a threat analyst at Valens Global, co-authored an article on ISIS in Foreign Affairs magazine. Read it here. 

 

BCS'S NEPAL RELIEF RAISED MORE THAN $10,000

Our students and faculty have raised more than $10,000 for Nepal Relief --major props! The latest fundraising effort was POC's 7th annual Spoken Word Night, from which all proceeds went to the cause. Students and faculty shared music, poetry and spoken word. Award-winning poet Carlos Andrés Gómez returned to BCS as the featured performer. More photos here.

 

READING & WRITING SATIRE FINAL PROJECTS

Reading and Writing Satire students displayed their final projects last week. The sophomores used print, video and digital media to parody everything from Park Slope to Facebook. More photos here.

 

HUMANITIES CLASS TAKES IT OUTSIDE

Middle School Humanities Teacher Megan Saxelby took her class outside to do their reading last week, thanks to the beautiful weather!

 

DON'T MISS: 

June 8: 8th Grade Dinner
June 9: 9th Grade Dance 

June 10: Arch Day  

June 11: MS Closing Ceremonies