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Our Mission

We envision our school as a community of learners where all constituencies, students, staff and parents are actively engaged in the process of learning. We strive to achieve academic excellence for our diverse population of active learners. The mission of the Secondary School for Journalism is to provide a comprehensive college preparatory and career exploration program for all students in a nurturing environment. Students will take ownership and responsibility for the learning process through inquiry into a broad spectrum of educational strategies emphasizing hands-on discovery and interdisciplinary project-based learning experiences through the multi-faceted aspects of journalism.

Special Programs

ELECTIVES: Digital Documentary, Newspaper, Drama, Art,  Astronomy, Technology, Chess, Sports Medicine, Avid, Model UN, Creative Writing.

AVID. Our school is a nationally certified AVID school. It is a college preparatory program leading to a rigorous academic program, available to interested and eligible 7th, 8th, 10th, and 11th graders.

MODEL UN. Our team attended conferences at Yale and Columbia Universities, and represented the U.S. in Berlin, Germany.  We have a JHS and a HS Model UN team

ADVANCED PLACEMENT: Available in American History, English, Spanish.

Extracurricular Activities

The YMCA of Park Slope offers Dance, Teen Center, Leaders Club, Poetry, Drama during lunch and after school. The YMCA HBO documentary program enabled one of our students to win 1st prize in the Brooklyn International Film Festival.
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