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

600 Kingston Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11203, Brooklyn
Phone: 718-221-1097
Hours: 8:00am - 3:00pm
Principal: Ann Marie Henry Stephens
School Website:
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Quality Snapshot:
Subway: 2, 5 to Winthrop St
Bus: B12, B17, B43, B44, B44-SBS, B49
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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])
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Cross Country, Outdoor Track, Rugby, Soccer, Volleyball
Other Sports
Dance, Fitness Club, Step
Journalism Club, Student Leadership, Chess Club, GSA, Drama Club, Book Club, Cooking Club, Arts & Craft Club, Community Service
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.

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
Avg. Class Size
Complaints / Suspensions
6 / 18
<5 / 21
Graduation %
College %
Total Applicants / Seats
Total Offers
666 (117) / 150
817 / 150
Humanities, Arts & STEM (L17A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

90 / 122 (0.74)
27 / 28 (0.96)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 88% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 84% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 76% 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 21.50%
4-Year College 42.90%
Other Postsecondary 0.90%
Unknown 34.70%

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School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 49.70%
Female 50.30%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index: 
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%