This page was created by the generous support of BASIS Independent Brooklyn - a STEM based new private school in Red Hook, Brooklyn.


Park Slope and South Slope are in School District 15.

  • Find out which public school you are zoned for
  • Register your child of pre-kindergarten or kindergarten
  • Everything about the Gifted & Talented Programs
  • Review from Inside Schools - District 15

Special needs:

  • The Brooklyn Special Kids yahoo group is fantastic. Join them on Facebook.
  • Special Sprouts is here in the neighborhood and they are really good. 
  • Pre-School Special Education services are available to children ages 3-5 who are found eligible through the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE). Referrals for evaluation must be made in writing - check out the Department of Education resources.

Local Public Schools

  • MS 51 William Alexander (6-8)
  • MS 88 Park Slope Educational Complex (6-8)
  • Millennium Brooklyn High School (9-12)
  • New Voices School of Academic and Creative Arts (6-8)
  • Park Slope Collegiate (6-12)
  • PS 10 Magnet School of Math, Science, and Design Technology (K-5)
  • PS 39 Henry Bristow (PK-5)
  • PS 107 John W. Kimball (K-5)
  • PS 118 Maurice Sendak School  (PK-1)
  • PS 124 Silas B. Dutcher (PK-5)
  • PS 133 William A. Butler (PK-5)
  • PS 154 The Windsor Terrace School (PK-5)
  • PS 172 Beacon School of Excellence (PK-5)
  • PS 295 (PK - 5)
  • PS 321 William Penn (PK-5)
  • Secondary School for Journalism (9-12)
  • Secondary School for Law (9-12)

Charter Schools

  • BUGS Brooklyn Urban Garden Charter School (6-8)
  • Hellenic Classical Charter School (K-8)

Private Schools

  • BASIS Independent Brooklyn (K-12)
  • Brooklyn Free School
  • Brooklyn Friends School
  • The Berkeley Carroll School
  • The Brooklyn Waldorf School
  • Cortelyou Academy
  • Hannah Senesh Community Day School
  • The Packer Collegiate Institute
  • Poly Prep
  • Saint Ann’s School
  • St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Academy
  • St. Saviour High School

Local Preschools

  • Beansprouts
  • Brooklyn Free Space
  • Chai Tots Preschool
  • Chickpeas Child Care Center
  • Congregation Beth Elohim Early Childhood Center
  • Eladia's Kids
  • Giocare Playschool
  • Greenwood Heights Playgroup
  • Helen Owen Carey Child Development Center
  • Huggs Day School
  • Just Wee Two
  • KinderHaus German Immersion Day School
  • Mozarts and Einsteins
  • Old First Nursery School
  • Paper Moon Playgroup
  • Park Slope Schoolhouse
  • Parker's Place
  • Prospect Kids Academy
  • Sunflower Academy

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Latest School News:

Education PS 321

So you want to give your child the best education possible, but it’s difficult keeping your options in line. While we can’t take all the worry out of applications, embarrassing cafeteria moments, and getting your teens up on time, our new Schools Directory can help you get a better handle on your options. So far we’re listing
Education PS 321 protest by Olga Garcia-Kaplan on Twitter

Parents and students around the neighborhood, and the state, are dealing with another year of Common Core testing, with the English Language Arts exam having just been completed yesterday. And while the test developers claim these exams cover skills and knowledge that are “designed to prepare students for life outside the classroom,” many parents disagree,
Education pta fun run

The Brooklyn PTA 5k Fun Run, sponsored by Brooklyn PTAs, Council Member Brad Lander, and Council Member Laurie Cumbo, is scheduled for Saturday, May 10, and families are invited to come “run/walk/stroll/toddle” through Prospect Park to raise money for area schools. Participants can chose to race individually, or form a team with others from their school. School teams of 20+ racers will
Education PS 321

Do you own a local business, or otherwise offer a service that neighbors may like to bid on? Consider making a donation to the upcoming spring auction to support PS 321 (180 7th Avenue), which will take place on May 16. The school notes that successful items donated in the past have included tickets to
Education PS 39

Want to pick up a fun new item while supporting a local school? The annual spring auction for PS 39 (417 6th Avenue) is coming up, and you’ll have a chance to bid on items online starting next week, as well as during silent and live auctions at their fundraising gala next month. Sponsored by
Education Classroom via NYC DOE on FB

If your child was born in, the time has finally come to send in those kindergarten applications. This year, the Department of Education has introduced Kindergarten Connect, an online system that allows you to complete the application process online. You can check out an instructional video below: Parents are also invited to submit applications over
Education De Blasio at MS 51 via Brad Lander on Twitter

Today Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio named veteran educator Carmen Fariña to be his schools chancellor, and he chose to make the announcement right here in Park Slope at MS 51, which his kids had attended. Fariña also has some local ties to the neighborhood, having once served as superintendent of Brooklyn’s District 15, which covers our area. Here’s