Kurt Hahn Expeditionary Learning School (18K569)

5800 Tilden Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11203, Brooklyn
Phone: 718-629-1204
Email: ijordan@kurthahnschool.org
Hours: 08:30am - 02:50pm
Principal: Jessica Jean Marie
School Website: https://www.kurthahnschool.org
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/40593
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/18K569/HS/
Bus: B17, B35, B46, B47, B7, B8
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At the Kurt Hahn School, it is our mission to challenge, engage, and empower young people so that they become informed, skilled, and courageous leaders. Kurt Hahn is an NYC Outward Bound School and a member of the NY Performance Standards Consortium. At KH, we prepare students for college, citizenship, and the workplace by bringing to life the principles of Outward Bound: that combining intensive challenge with guided support leads to students achieving far more than they ever thought possible. Kurt Hahn uses hands-on learning that has real-world application to ignite a joy for learning and discovery in our students. At our school, leadership, active citizenship, and character development go hand-in-hand with academic rigor and challenge. 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: Competency-Based Grading (formerly known as Mastery-Based Grading), AP Courses Available, Career Readiness & Modern Youth Apprenticeship (CRMYA) School, Performance-Based Assessment Tasks (PBATs)

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Community School, Community Service Expected, CRMYA School, Extended Day, Online Grading System, Orientation, Saturday Programs, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Bridge, Summer Orientation

School Features:

  • Performance Assessment School, which base graduation requirements on the successful completion of performance assessments in major subject areas in lieu of one or more Regents exams
  • Offers 10th Grade Seats
  • School whose primary location is co-located with another school

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP United States History, Arts (College Course [Credited]), Other (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
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
Other Sports
KH News Media Class and Club, Student Ambassadors, Crew Council,
Kurt Hahn Expeditionary Learning School(L37A)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

Kurt Hahn offers a liberal arts, college preparatory and project based curriculum. Our school offers a challenging and engaging curriculum culminating in performance based assessments, instead of all but the ELA Regents Exam. Our students take advanced course work including AP English, AP Human Geography, and a variety of College Now courses through Kingsborough College. Our students engage in twice yearly student led conferences, empowering them to be leaders of their own learning.

Ed. Opt. programs admit students across all academic levels. Students are grouped into Low, Middle, and High categories based on a composite of their academic data. One-third of offers are made to students in each category.
  • (Group 1) Open 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
<5 / 36
27 / 56
Attendance %
Graduation %
College %
Total Applicants / Seats
Total Offers
128 (30) / 81
142 / 81
Kurt Hahn Expeditionary Learning School (L37A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

23 / 66 (0.35)
7 / 15 (0.47)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 69% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 42% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 2% responded
Teacher Support 
School Community 
School Leadership 
Post-School Support 

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

View Full NYC DOE Survey Results:

This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly school surveys: https://infohub.nyced.org/reports/students-and-schools/school-quality/nyc-school-survey

Academic Summary & Data (2022-23)
Academic Proficiency
4-Year Grad. %
Avg. CC Regents Score
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
Avg. SAT Math Score
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
2-Year College 26.30%
4-Year College 15.70%
Unknown 58.00%

View Full Academic Data:

This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly quality reports: https://infohub.nyced.org/reports/students-and-schools/school-quality/school-quality-reports-and-resources

School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 63.30%
Female 36.70%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index: 
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 0.60%
Black 76.60%
Hispanic 12.70%
White 3.20%
Other 6.90%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 55.60%
White 33.30%
Other 11.10%