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The School for International Studies & Brooklyn School for Global Studies

School for International Studies
284 Baltic Street [map]
Brooklyn Heights/Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
Grades 6-12 | 1,000 students

About the school
The School for International Studies is a small learning community serving grades 6 through 12 in the Brooklyn Heights / Cobble Hill section of Brooklyn. The student body numbers less than 500 and our average class size is 22. International Studies offers a well rounded liberal arts education with enrichment in Instrumental Music, Fine Arts and Culinary Arts. Academic classes include AP English and Art as well as advanced Mathematics. They hold high standards and support their students with individual attention, encouragement and dedication as they rise to meet the challenge.

Key staff
Fred Walsh (Principal), Judy O'Brien (Librarian & Sustainability Coordinator)

Highlights

Cafeteria Recycling
In May, 2010, both schools held town hall meetings by grade in the cafeteria. The 10 minute town halls outlined for students the new, three step procedure for sorting recycling and waste in the cafeteria. First students will dump out any remaining liquid from a milk or juice carton and bottle or can, and then place that item in the recycling. Any remaining waste, including styrofoam trays, will go in the trash. Student leaders helped to inform the student body about the positive impact they can make every day by recycling bottles, cans, and milk and juice cartons.

Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) Presentation
Students from Internationals middle and high school enjoyed a presentation from ACEs Vernard Williams to start the school year off. Vernard spoke directly to students about how they can participate in their own schools recycling program every day and how this can help to mitigate greenhouse gases in our atmosphere. Beyond the presentation, International Studies will also take action through ACEs Do One Thing (DOT) campaign.