Boerum Hill School for International Studies, The (15K497)

284 Baltic Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201, Brooklyn
Phone: 718-330-9390
Hours: 09:00am - 03:20pm
Principal: Samantha Schmoeger
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Subway: A, C to Hoyt & Schermerhorn; F, G to Bergen St
Bus: B103, B41, B45, B57, B61, B62, B63, B65, B67
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The Boerum Hill School for International Studies is an authorized International Baccalaureate authorized school with the Middle Years Program (MYP) and Diploma Program (DP). As an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, we are committed to the IB mission of developing international-minded students who are empowered to take risks and develop innovative solutions that create a better and more peaceful world. A large part of our work as a school is working to ensure all students receive diverse experiences through the IB framework. We provide a well rounded education grounded in global citizenship, social justice and interdisciplinary learning. You will find BHS to be a warm, intellectually rich, creative and passionate community which centers equity and student voice.

Academic Highlights: Visual Arts & Performing Arts: Dance, Theater, Visual Art and Design, International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, CTE program(s): Culinary Arts

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, Career and Technical Education (CTE), College Trips, Community School, Community Service Expected, Internships Available, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 3+ GE Applicants Per Seat, Program(s) with 3+ SWD Applicants Per Seat, Saturday Programs, Summer Bridge, Summer Orientation

English Language Learner Programs: Dual Language: French

School Features:

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

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), Chemistry (Advanced Science), IB Chemistry HL, IB Dance HL, IB English HL, IB French ab initio, IB French HL, IB History SL, IB Mathematics HL, IB Spanish HL, IB Theater HL, IB Theory of Knowledge, IB Visual Arts HL, Other (International Baccalaureate), Science (International Baccalaureate), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
ELL Programs
Dual Language: French
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Soccer
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Flag Football, Volleyball
Other Sports
Fitness Club, Running Club, Table Tennis
Equity Team, Art Studio, Dance, Musical Theater, Film Club, Female Empowerment, Yearbook, Student Government, Lit Magazine, LGBTQ+ Club, Running Club, Gamerz Den, Improv Theater, Community Service, Peer Tutoring, Peer Mediation, Student Activities Committee, Fitness
International Baccalaureate(K21A)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

All students experience IB coursework that emphasize problem-solving and collaboration through project-based learning. Students complete capstone projects: Personal Project, Extended Essay, and Creativity, Activity and Service Learning project, and IB Internal Assessments. Students meet in advisory groups for social-emotional and academic support, and community building.

Students are admitted based on their course grades
  • (Group 1) Priority to continuing 8th graders
  • (Group 2) Then to Brooklyn students or residents
  • (Group 3) 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
Avg. Class Size
Complaints / Suspensions
0 / 33
0 / 39
Graduation %
College %
Total Applicants / Seats
Total Offers
1168 (241) / 100
969 / 1008
International Baccalaureate (K21A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

133 / 61 (2.18)
26 / 14 (1.86)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 66% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 78% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 24% 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 14.40%
4-Year College 49.90%
Public Service 1.10%
Vocational Program 2.20%
Unknown 32.40%

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School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 49.40%
Female 50.60%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index: 
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 4.40%
Black 27.30%
Hispanic 30.40%
White 32.00%
Other 5.90%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 16.20%
Hispanic 13.20%
White 55.90%
Other 14.70%