At the Bedford Stuyvesant New Beginnings Charter School, families, educators and community members will join together to create a supportive and rigorous academic environment for all students. Through the pursuit of 21st-century learning, project-based & service learning, and traditional coursework, students will be prepared to succeed in academically competitive schools as well as become responsible citizens of the global community.
Core Values: T.H.R.I.V.E.
|Latin Word||English Meaning||BSNBCS Definition|
|Temperantia||Self-Control||Our students and staff understand that self-control and self-discipline are keys to success. In order to succeed academically and become responsible citizens, students must follow directions the first time they are given. They must stay focused and follow the school rules to maintain a positive and safe learning environment.|
|Humanitas||Kindness||Our focus on service learning and helping others is part of the foundation of our school. Being kind to others means being caring, helpful, and understanding of others, without expecting anything in return.|
|Respectus||Respect||Our school community is built on respect. Learning Coaches (teachers) respect students by treating them with fairness and having high expectations for them. Students respect themselves, their peers, their teachers, and their school environment.|
|Industria||Hard Work||Staff, students, and families understand that hard work is essential. Hard work is doing whatever it takes to achieve your goals. It means overcoming mistakes and not giving up.|
|Veritas||Truth||BSNBCS believes that honesty is the best policy. Lying, cheating and stealing are not tolerated.|
|Excellentia||Excellence||In order to achieve academic excellence, BSNBCS believes in committing ourselves to the character values defined above. Good character and academic excellence go hand in hand.|
We serve breakfast every day from 7:30am to 8am. The school day continues at 8am, then ends at 3:30pm for 6-8th grades and 4pm for K-5. We additionally have an afterschool program available from 4pm-6pm. We do not have half-days.
In Lower School, grades K-5, our students attend classes in sections which travel together between their ELA, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies courses taught in the Common Branch model, with Visual Arts, Music and Physical Education as our specials classes.
In Middle School, grades 6-8, students take the ELA, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies courses with individual teachers, with electives in Literature, Physical Education, and Technology.