High School for Public Service: Heroes of Tomorrow

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High School for Public Service: Heroes of Tomorrow
600 Kingston Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11203
600 Kingston Avenue
Brooklyn, New York
United States
Type Public
Established 2003
School board New York City Public Schools
School number K546
Principal Sean Rice
Grades 912
Enrollment 402

High School for Public Service: Heroes of Tomorrow is a New York City public high school in Brooklyn, New York, founded in 2003. In addition to its academic curriculum, HSPS encourages its students to become involved in their communities through public service learning. HSPS was awarded an 'A' by the New York City Department of Education for the 2009-2010 school year.

Overview and Mission[edit]

The mission of the High School for Public Service: Heroes of Tomorrow is to enable each student to develop the academic and social skills necessary to be an active participant in the community and society. The school focuses on a dedication to community service in the classroom. Every student must complete at least 50 hours of community service per year.

Special Programs[edit]

  • Academic Highlights: Extended Day, Regents Prep, SAT Prep, College Now, Tutoring, Medical Science, Immunology & Disease, Parenting, Human Rights, Quality of Life, Journalism, Drama, Go Green
  • Language Classes: Spanish
  • Advanced Placement Classes: Biology, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, United States History, World History
  • Career Programs: Three-year legal and medical programs including internships and mentorships, Latin-Hispanic Pre-Nursing Program, Red Hook Community Youth Court, Telluride Association, Opportunity Network (Op-Net)
  • The Arts: Band, Choir, General Music/Keyboarding, Art

Community Partnerships[edit]

  • Community-Based Organizations: Brooklyn Psychiatric Centers, Inc.
  • Hospital Outreach: Downstate Medical Center, Kings County Hospital Center
  • Higher Education Institutions: Brooklyn College
  • Not-for-Profit: iMentor, Downtown Community Television (DC-TV), buildOn, Community Action Now, Global Kids, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, Explorer's Program, MCC Theater Youth Company

Extracurricular Activities[edit]

  • Leadership & Support: Student Government, CORO Leadership Training Program and Youth Talent Institute, Sadie Nash Leadership, Posse Foundation, Talent Search Program
  • Academic: Regents Prep, Tutoring, Internships, Community Service, Arista honor society, Archon
  • Artistic: Gospel Choir, Documentary Filmmaking, Student Newspaper, Step Team
  • Clubs: Fitness, Drama, Art, Astronomy

Community Service[edit]

Students take a four semester community service curriculum which includes community organizing, community leadership, human rights, and government participation. In addition, students must complete a minimum of 50 hours of community service each year as a graduation requirement. This requirement is supported through strong partnerships with various community organization including New York Cares, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, CORO Exploring Leadership, Project PEACE, Global KIDS, among many others.

School Farm[edit]

The mission of the High School for Public Service Youth Farm is to create an outdoor classroom for hands-on learning, provide affordable produce to the community, empower students to become community leaders and stewards of the environment, and provide educational and volunteer opportunities in urban agriculture.


  • Boys' and Girls' Teams: Basketball, bowling, volleyball
  • Co-ed Teams: BASEBALL, cricket, soccer, track & field, baseball


  • The High School for Public Service was named a 2010 National Title 1 Distinguished School for New York State.[1]
  • HSPS was ranked as a Bronze medal by US News and World Report [2]
  • NY Daily News Feature Articles on the HSPS Farm [3][4]
  • GrowNYC Blog, "29 Mini-Grants Awarded to NYC School Gardens!" [5]
  • New York Times, "Concrete Farm Grows Chard (Callaloo, Too)" [6]


  1. ^ "National Title I Association". 2010 National Title I Distinguished Schools. 
  2. ^ "High School for Public Service: Bronze Medal". Best High Schools. US News and World Report. Archived from the original on 2011-08-15. 
  3. ^ Chapman, Ben. "Brooklyn HS reaps 500 lbs of organic produce each week from on-site vegetable garden". The NY Daily News. Archived from the original on August 16, 2010. 
  4. ^ Chapman, Ben. "High School for Public Service in East Flatbush plans Schoolyard Farm to sell fresh produce". NY Daily News. Retrieved 2010-02-28. 
  5. ^ "29 Mini-Grants Awarded to NYC School Gardens". GrowNYC Blog. Retrieved 4 May 2011. 
  6. ^ Genzlinger, Neil (29 April 2011). "Concrete Farm Grows Chard (Callaloo, Too)". New York Times. 

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