Brooklyn Institute for Liberal Arts (BILA) (17K745)

600 Kingston Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11203, Brooklyn
Phone: 718-221-1097
Email: ahenrystephens@schools.nyc.gov
Hours: 8:00am - 3:00pm
School Website: http://www.bilanyc.net
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/42745
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/17K745/HS/
Subway: 2, 5 to Winthrop St
Bus: B12, B17, B43, B44, B44-SBS, B49
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Program Details
Humanities, Arts & STEM (L17A)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

This is an ideal school for students who want the best academic and technological foundation to prepare them for college or career. We have challenging blended-learning and online classes with opportunities for students to succeed in a supportive and friendly community. Students go to college early, and monthly trips are part of a curriculum that allows them to experience the ever-changing world. We use a variety of technology to enhance learning and develop life-changing 21st century skills.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are randomly selected
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Priority to Brooklyn students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
475
539
    Grade 12 Students
106
107
    Grade 11 Students
137
110
    Grade 10 Students
131
155
    Grade 9 Students
101
167
Graduation %
95
92
College %
67
68
Humanities, Arts & STEM (L17A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

90 / 122 (0.74)
27 / 28 (0.96)
Offers - Waitlist
About the School

The Brooklyn Institute for Liberal Arts (BILA) is an ideal school for students who want the best academic foundation to prepare them for college or career. We have challenging interactive and online classes with opportunities for students to succeed in a supportive, friendly, and energetic community. We encourage and celebrate student voice, mentor students, and develop student leaders. Monthly trips are part of a curriculum that allows students to see, learn about, and truly participate in this ever-changing world. Students with a love for technology will flourish in this Mac-based iZone school, with a variety of programs in music, art, dance, theater, and STEM to suit individual student choice. At BILA, students are happy and successful.

Academic Highlights: Liberal Arts Electives Available, Coding Classes Available, AP Courses Available

Other Features: College Trips, Community Service Expected, Dress Code, Extended Day, Health Center, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 GE Applicant Per Seat, Program(s) with 1 SWD Applicant Per Seat, Saturday Programs, Student Parent Orientation, Uniform

School Features:

  • School whose primary location is co-located with another school

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, Arts (College Course [Credited]), ELA (College Course [Credited]), Other (College Course [Credited]), Other (College Course [Uncredited]), Physics (Advanced Science), Science (College Course [Credited]), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages), World Languages (College Course [Credited])
Languages Offered
Spanish
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Outdoor Track, Rugby, Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling
Co-ed PSAL Sports
Cricket
Other Sports
Dance, Fitness Club, Step
Activities
Journalism Club, Student Leadership, Chess Club, GSA, Drama Club, Book Club, Cooking Club, Arts & Craft Club, Community Service
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 88% responded
Academic Rigor 
  73.71%
Academic Engagement 
  59.67%
Safety 
  72.78%
Bully Prevention 
  60.50%
Inclusivity 
  85.60%
Mental Support 
  67.00%
Environment 
  66.18%
Post-School Support 
  78.67%
Teacher Responses - 84% responded
Academic Rigor 
  87.67%
School Satisfaction 
  74.17%
Student Behavior 
  55.00%
Student Support 
  83.20%
School Leadership 
  70.13%
Instructional Clarity 
  83.60%
Instructional Development 
  78.76%
Post-School Support 
  92.63%
Family Responses - 76% responded
Education 
  94.13%
Teacher Support 
  86.83%
Safety 
  92.33%
School Community 
  86.22%
School Leadership 
  90.09%
Post-School Support 
  91.00%

Note: Yellow bars indicate city-wide averages for the associated category

View Full NYC DOE Survey Results:

More information about NYC DOE surveys can be found here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/school-quality/nyc-school-survey

Academic Summary & Data (2022-23)
Academic Proficiency
4-Year Grad. %
  88.90%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  66
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  18
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  84.70%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  437
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  461
Postsecondary
2-Year College 21.50%
4-Year College 42.90%
Other Postsecondary 0.90%
Unknown 34.70%

View Full Academic Data:

This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly quality reports. More information can be found here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/school-quality

Information on NYS Regents exams can be found here: https://www.nysed.gov/state-assessment/high-school-regents-examinations

School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 49.70%
Female 50.30%
English Language Learners:
  4.20%
Students with IEPs:
  24.60%
Economic Need Index:
  79.20%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 1.50%
Black 80.00%
Hispanic 16.20%
White 0.80%
Other 1.50%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 29.70%
White 48.60%
Other 21.70%
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