Brooklyn High School of the Arts

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Coordinates: 40°41′02″N 73°58′49″W / 40.68389°N 73.98028°W / 40.68389; -73.98028

Brooklyn High School of the Arts
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345 Dean Street
Brooklyn, New York 11217
Type Public
Established 2000[1]
Principal Margaret Lacey-Berman [1]
Enrollment 725 [1]
Information (718) 855-2412

Brooklyn High School of the Arts, (BHSA) is a New York City Public High School located in Boerum Hill in Brooklyn.[1] It was the first and, the only high school in the United States to offer a major in Historic Preservation, otherwise known as Preservation Arts (though they recently cancelled it). The school has other majors including Fine Art (visual and design), Dance (performing arts), Instrumental Music (performing arts), Theater (performing arts) and Vocal Music (performing arts). Students must audition before the teaching staff for their chosen major.

The school is new, having their first graduating class in June 2004. Hip-hop recording artist Jeannie Ortega was also part of the first graduating class. They have a student population of about 725 students in grades 9 through 12. The school is sponsored and has partnerships by such corporations as, Invesco, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, 101.1 WCBS FM, and the World Monuments Fund. The school has extracurricular activities such as Drama Club, Peer Mediation, Student Advisory Council and the National Honor Society. The principal is Margaret Lacey-Berman.

The high school also offers summer internships via the Preservation Arts program. Students can intern at various architecture, construction and engineering firms around New York. Interns are paid by the school instead of the employers.

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  1. ^ a b c d "Brooklyn High School of the Arts". Retrieved 2006-11-15. 

External links[edit]

Official website