Thank you for your interest in our school!

We look forward to receiving your applications and welcoming you to the BHS family! For those of you who missed our open houses, please watch our zoom presentation below or review this PDF with BHS highlights.

International Baccalaureate

All incoming BHS students receive an IB education and have access to French instruction based on their level of fluency. As of 2021, we are now also offering Spanish! Grades 6-10 are part of our Middle Years Programme and grades 11-12 are in The Diploma Programme. Read more about our IB program here.

Middle School

  • Code: K497S (International Baccalaureate).

This is a boroughwide code, open to all interested families. District 15 families have weighted priority in admissions, but we strongly encourage all Brooklyn families to apply.

High School:

We currently have two admissions codes which can be added to your applications.

  • K21A – International Baccalaureate
  • K21B – Culinary, Career, and College

Once admitted, the codes become irrelevant. Regardless of which code a student is admitted, all students receive access to a rigorous and engaging IB curriculum.

Students have the option of choosing Culinary as an elective and can decide as they progress through their high school careers if they want to pursue a Culinary CTE certification. Students CAN pursue both an IB Diploma and Culinary CTE certification.

If you have any questions, please email our school counselor and director of admissions, Anna Karageorgis at

BHS Virtual Campus Tour


What is the size of BHS? How many seats are available for 6th grade?

There are approximately 780 students at BHS – 430 middle school students & 350 high school students.  In 6th grade we are currently admitting 120 students (4 sections).

What time does the school day begin and end?

School officially begins at 8:15am and finishes at 2:35pm.  There is afterschool that concludes at 5:30pm.  Students can arrive at 7:45am for breakfast. We also offer an “Early Bird” soccer or basketball program, Monday through Friday, 7am – 8am. 

What does a 6th grade schedule look like?

Classes include all academic core classes (Humanities, Math, Science, French, Physical Education, Advisory, Electives (2020/21 courses – STEM, Art, Culinary, Creative Writing).

Can my child go off campus for lunch?

Yes, as long as they have returned a signed parental permission slip. Each student must have their school ID in their possession, not arrive late to school and must return back to the building at the designated return time.

What do daily class transitions look like at BHS?

BHS has a separate bell schedule than the other schools in the building. The students do not travel from class to class with the other schools.  Our MS & HS follow the same bell schedule.

Since BHS is 1 of 4 schools in the building, how do I know where to go?

All schools have different entry and exit points. BHS students enter through the main entrance, while all other students use different locations to enter and exit the building (with the exception of fire drills).

Approximately how many students choose to stay with BHS for High School?

It varies from year to year based on a number of factors, but generally 50-80% of our students choose to continue at BHS for high school. Our 8th grade students are given priority for enrollment.