Cultural Academy for the Arts and Sciences (18K629)

5800 Tilden Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11203, Brooklyn
Phone: 718-968-6630
Hours: 08:00am - 02:35pm
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Bus: B17, B35, B46, B47, B7, B8
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Program Details
Culinary Arts (L45A)
Culinary Arts

Students are taught by chefs who have several years of experience in the restaurant industry. They begin by studying Kitchen Safety & Sanitation and progress through Recipes, Weights and Measures; Flavor and Nutrition; Knife Skills, Vegetable and Meat Fabrication; Stocks, Broths, Soups and Sauces; Cooking Methods, Techniques and Terms; International Cuisines. Students also learn through, internships, catering events, running a lunch cafe, and field trips to produce markets and restaurants.

Students are randomly selected
  • (Group 1) Priority to Brooklyn students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
Total Students Across All Grades
    Grade 12 Students
    Grade 11 Students
    Grade 10 Students
    Grade 9 Students
Graduation %
College %
Culinary Arts (L45A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

32 / 66 (0.48)
18 / 15 (1.20)
Offers - Waitlist
About the School

CAAS is a small school school located in the heart of East Flatbush, NY. We envision the development of the whole child by partnering with all stakeholders to provide equal access to experiences in the arts and sciences that connect to the next stage or our students' lives. Our goal for College and Career readiness is evident in all the support we provide our students. We are part of the Career Readiness and Modern Youth Apprenticeship (CRMYA) pilot, which helps us support career readiness for all our students. We have courses that help our ninth and tenth graders explore their career interests and develop readiness skills. Our students can apply for apprenticeships in tech, finance, and business, which allows them to earn and learn while in high school.

Academic Highlights: Career Readiness & Modern Youth Apprenticeship (CRMYA) School, AP Courses Available, College Now Classes Available

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Community School, Community Service Expected, CRMYA School, Internship Expected, Internships Available, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 SWD Applicant Per Seat, Saturday Programs, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Orientation, Summer Session, Weekend Programs

School Features:

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

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Biology, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP United States Government and Politics, Econ/Gov (College Course [Credited]), Other (College Course [Credited]), Physics (Advanced Science), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
French, Spanish
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Flag Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball
Co-ed PSAL Sports
Other Sports
Bowling, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Dance, Flag Football, Soccer, Track and Field
Art Club, Acting Club, Basketball Club , Book Club, Debate Club, Career Wise, Culinary Club, Dance Club , Dungeons Dragons Club , Filming Club, Gaming Club, Gardening Club, HEAT Program, Math Club, My Brothers Keeper , My Sister Keeper , Student Government, SYEP Career Ready, TOP Program , TRIO Program with Brooklyn College , WBL Program, Wellness Club, Yearbook Club
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 56% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 90% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 31% responded
Teacher Support 
School Community 
School Leadership 
Post-School Support 

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

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Academic Summary & Data (2022-23)
Academic Proficiency
4-Year Grad. %
Avg. CC Regents Score
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
Avg. SAT Math Score
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
2-Year College 29.90%
4-Year College 23.90%
Other Postsecondary 1.50%
Unknown 44.70%

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School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 53.20%
Female 46.80%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index:
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 0.90%
Black 85.50%
Hispanic 11.10%
Other 2.50%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 36.40%
White 36.40%
Other 27.20%