Academics

At the Boerum Hill School for International Studies, we integrate a rich IB curriculum with progressive, student-centered learning. We strive to have our students:

Talk Like Scholars

… through Socratic Questioning

     … by using Academic Language

     … through Accountable Talk and Depth of Knowledge Sentence Starters

     … and by demonstrating Professionalism

Write Like Experts

     … by Knowing Your Audience

     … by Defending Your Claim

     … by Knowing Your Purpose

     … with Academic vocabulary

     … by Providing and Implementing Feedback with a focus on process

Think Like Innovators

     … through Collaboration

     … by Problem Solving  

     … through Student Choice of how to learn and what to learn

     … by fostering Curiosity and Risk Taking

Live Like Global Citizens

     … through GAP Week 

     … with the 10th grade Personal Project

… and the 12th Grade, Senior Thesis Defense

     … by integrating the IB Learner Profile into daily lessons

     … by Thinking Globally, Acting Locally