Celebration of Cultures Night returns to BFHS

The Celebration of Cultures night was a HUGE success in its second year at Brooklyn Frontiers High School!

Andy Vernon-Jones and Naadu Blankson-Seck
Andy Vernon-Jones and Naadu Blankson-Seck

The crowd filled the gym as they toured the many display tables representing the various cultures from our community.  DSCF9019There was also a diverse food tasting with foods from samosas, to jerk chicken to mac and cheese!  The school’s reggae band rocked 
the house, and the evening was brought home with a step dance performance from Taquanna and her sisters!  Fun, laughs and good times were had by all! DSC_8230

Thanks to all the students, families and staff that helped make the 2016 Celebration of Cultures night such a success!


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Celebration of Cultures

On December 17th, 2014, from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM, the BFHS Parent Teacher Association, in conjunction with the BFHS Student Leadership group and the BFHS Social Studies Department, hosted a BFHS CELEBRATION OF CULTURES!

Brooklyn Frontiers High School was excited to recognize and celebrate the diverse cultures represented throughout our school community.  During the Celebration, students, parents, and staff had an opportunity to teach others about the cultures that are important to them.  Each parent/student/staff that signed up received a table, and each table was a celebration of their culture!  Tables were covered with finger foods!, flags!, memories!, maps!, pictures!, traditional objects!, information!, music!, everything!

Cultures represented included:  Haitian Culture, Ghanaian/African Culture, Puerto Rican Culture, the Culture of the Dominican Republics, Guyanese Culture, Trinidadian Culture, Jamaican Culture, Jewish-American Culture, Italian-American Culture, Israeli Culture, and Mexican Culture, Brazilian Culture, and Rastafarian Culture.  There was dancing, loads of amazing food, and even a Capoeira performance by Omulu Capoeira!  The gym was decorated with all the flags of the world.

We’ve never seen so many people in our gym!  Probably over 120 people attended!  Each person who came in got a passport and, if they got stamps from all the tables, they were entered into a raffle at the end of the night.  The feeling in the room was one of a big family of proud human beings, celebrating and loving what makes us different, and celebrating and loving what makes us all the same!

We all truly learned about the diverse, deep, and amazing cultures that come together to make up our community here at BFHS!  One love!

Thanksgiving Celebration

The yearly Brooklyn Frontiers High School Thanksgiving Celebration took place on November 26th, 2014 and was AMAZING!!! The gym looked magical, decorated with the paper chains, homemade centerpieces, and We Are Thankful For birds made by all the student groups. In all, for the 3rd Annual Group Paper Chain contest, the groups created 8,662 links! The winner of the contest was Kelly’s group with 1,470 links followed closely by Raylene’s group with 1,238 links. (Last year’s winners, Christine’s group, presented the golden paper chain to Kelly’s group at their pizza party.)DSCF7084Even better than the decorations was the spirit. Student Leadership set the tone with a kind welcome and a Gratefulness display. Student representatives from each group read poems or essays on the subject of what they were thankful for. Students spoke about what our community means to them, thanked the staff for seeing them and never giving up, and spoke about the bond they felt to each other.DSCF7091Christine’s group surprised her with birthday wishes. Between all of these speeches, students from M&M’s American Sign Language Class signed an ASL translation of popular songs. It was AWESOME!!! Students erupted with applause when Elijah W. signed along with “I Believe I Can Fly!” All student performers were excellent: funny and heartfelt. The BFHS band brought it all home.DSCF7071As usual, staff and students alike brought in tons of food: turkey, stuffing, rice, kung pao chicken provided by the DOE, cupcakes in the shapes of turkeys, banana pudding, everything! Everyone left stuffed and content.

Our community is growing. For our first graduating class of 2015, this was their last Thanksgiving at BFHS. For our new students, this was their first. But, all together, we are building rock-solid traditions and a foundation that cannot be shaken.

Happy Thanksgiving to every, single person in the BFHS family.


Students from the Photography 2 class visited the International Center of Photography in Manhattan. We toured the exhibit Genesis, by Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado who spent 10 years photographing the most beautiful places in the world that have not been touched by industrialization or pollution. Students showed off their understanding of photographic concepts while learning about the photographer’s goal of inspiring environmental preservation through his pictures.

2014- 2015 Admissions

Welcome Back!!!

We are excited to welcome all BFHS students to the start of the 2014-15 school year.  The first day of school is September 4th.  Please arrive at 8:00.

Please note New School Hours for 2014-15 

8:20- 2:40 Daily (This includes Wednesdays)

Outcome Recovery and Clubs will be continue to be held immediately after school.




We are currently setting up intake appointments for students entering high school in September 2015.



Please call us at 718-722-4727 in order to schedule time for a personalized intake appointment.

Click here to find out more about our admissions process.

Welcome to Brooklyn Frontiers!

Brooklyn Frontiers High School is a new high school that serves entering ninth grade students who have fallen behind their peers by two or more years. We offer a personalized educational experience for students, recognizing the unique strengths and needs of each individual. The academic program is designed to challenge each learner and implemented in a supportive environment that emphasizes the value of critical thinking skills, personal relationships and student self-advocacy. We are committed to ensuring that students stretch their goals beyond graduation and gain the skills and self-confidence to successfully transition to college and careers.

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