Brooklyn Institute for Liberal Arts

Brooklyn Institute for Liberal Arts

School Description

"At the Brooklyn Institute for Liberal Arts we educate and nurture each child to develop his or her fullest potential. Our inquiry-based approach to a rigorous, standards-based liberal arts curriculum and our collaborative approach to our learning environment ensure that our students have the academic knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in college and in their future careers. At the Brooklyn Institute for Liberal Arts, we 'Believe, Inquire, Learn and Achieve' together so that our students can fully immerse themselves in 21st century life challenges and successes."

Contact Information


Principal: Ann-Marie Henry-Stephens-

Four-Year Plan Goals

Goal One:  To expand our arts programs for all students in Visual Arts, Music (instrumental and chorus), and Theatre.


Goal One: Each area -- Visual Art, Music and Theatre -- develops and introduces one or two new sequential courses per year, starting with shoring up the introductory level course. The teachers for each strand are supported with ample planning time, connections to make inter-visitations to colleagues' classrooms, and identify appropriate PD and guest artists/co-teachers to support the curricular development. ETA invests in the equipment and supplies required to support the new units and courses being developed.

Arts Partnerships

Goal One: Individual teaching artists have been plugged into the Year One activities, focusing on Photoshop, vocal arts/songwriting, and percussion. These TAs came through personal connections of the art and music teachers.


Goal One: Our expanded curricula will give students the opportunity to receive additional arts credits, give them a strong foundation in arts theory and technique, and develop their own voices as individual artists.

Four-Year Plan 2015-2019.