Brooklyn Independent, located at 38 Lafayette Avenue in the heart of Fort Greene, believes the right middle school can unlock the potential in every child. Our sliding scale tuition model brings together students from across the borough for an unparalleled education built on academic rigor, experiential learning, and inclusion.

Interested in learning more? Join us for a Virtual Info Session to “e-meet” our two co-founders, learn more about our academic model, and hear from current BKI families on Wednesday, 4/15 and Tuesday 4/21RSVP here. Interested families also have the option of scheduling Private Zoom Video Conferencing calls with the founders!

At Brooklyn Independent, ALL students:

  • Learn boldly, with a rigorous core curriculum that incorporates small group classes, Friday field learning, and a MakerSpace sponsored by Pixel Academy.
  • Grow fiercely, with electives in Theater, Visual Art, Debate, and Dance, and internship opportunities.
  • Impact others, with a daily community meeting and yearly social impact projects that give every student a voice.

For more information and to apply visit us at or contact Co-Head of School, Gabriela at