Baccalaureate School for Global Education

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Baccalaureate School for Global Education (BSGE)
34-12 36th Avenue
Astoria, New York 11106
United States
Type Public International Baccalaureate high school
Established 2002
Founder Bill Stroud
Status Open
Oversight New York City Department of Education
School number 580
Principal Kelly Johnson
Faculty 26.7 FTEs[1]
Grades 7 to 12
Gender Coeducational
Enrollment 476 (as of 2014-15)[1]
Student to teacher ratio 17.8:1[1]
Color(s)      Blue
Mascot Bee
Nickname BSGE, Bacc, Baccalaureate
National ranking 32
Average SAT scores 2010
Newspaper "The BaccRag"
Yearbook "Unscripted"
Tuition Free (government funded)
Admissions Competitive Examination

The Baccalaureate School for Global Education (BSGE) is a New York City public high school located in the Astoria section of Queens, New York. BSGE was established in 2002. It serves a student body of about 470 students between the 7th and 12th grades. BSGE is authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization to offer both the MYP (IB Middle Years Programme) and also the IB Diploma Programme. It was ranked #28th in the nation as of 2015,[2] and ranked the #5th High School in the New York. Applicants must succeed in an admission test, and satisfy other requirements according to the grade entered.

As of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 476 students and 26.7 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 17.8:1. There were 149 students (31.3% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 54 (11.3% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.[1]


All applicants must be residents of New York City, although priority is given to those in Queens County. Every year, BSGE hosts two Open-House evenings. For 7th grade admissions, applicants must take an entrance exam. Additionally, letters of recommendations are required. After the test, the school chooses students that passed the test and these students will receive an interview letter. Students receive admissions decisions approximately a few months later. For 9th grade admissions, middle school grades are examined. Student also may choose which language they would like to study (Spanish, French, or Mandarin) after acceptance, though the school only uses this as a recommendation. The admission of 9th grade acceptance are less than 10% of the applicants. Where certain criteria includes a 90-100 grade for each main subject (science, math, ELA, and Social studies). Along with 3-4.5 on each standarlized test scores, and attendance.


Winter Concert: BSGE holds an annual Winter Concert. The money collected from the Winter Concert are donated to many community funds.

Day of Silence:A day in which students take a pledge to remain silent in order to support the LGBT community.

Senior Exhibition: Seniors display their artwork from their time in school

Clubs: There are various student-run clubs held after school hours. Clubs include the BaccRag Newspaper Club, the Dodgeball Club, the Sexuality and Gender Acceptance Club, the BSGE Business Club, Math Club, Model UN, After-School fitness, Basketball, Chess, Creative Writing, Dance, Civic Debate Club, Girls Softball, Global Action Project, Instrumental Music, Student Council, Library and Laptop Access for Research and Homework, Math, Musical Theater, Peer Tutoring, Robotics, Subject Tutoring, Table Tennis, Visual Art, Yoga, MOUSE Squad, Photography and other countless clubs.

Sports PSAL Sports - Boys: Basketball, Soccer PSAL Sports - Girls: Basketball, Softball School Sports: Varies yearly based on student interest.


  1. ^ a b c d School data for Baccalaureate School For Global Education, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 12, 2016.
  2. ^ "The Baccalaureate School For Global Education". U.S. News & World Report.  External link in |website= (help);

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Coordinates: 40°45′18″N 73°55′37″W / 40.7549°N 73.927°W / 40.7549; -73.927