Our School & Community
About PS 705
Established in 2012, the mission of Brooklyn Arts and Science Elementary School is to celebrate the unique talents of each child and to cultivate those strengths into powerful assets that serve the student and society.
In keeping with our guiding principles:
We celebrate each other’s unique abilities.
We cultivate the innate curiosity of each learner.
We perceive challenges as opportunities for growth.
We realize the power of shared intelligence through collaboration.
We nurture the spirit of exploration through cultural experiences.
Our inquiry-based instructional approach is inspired by the Chinese proverb: “Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand.” Our students are expected to gather and analyze information, make observations, and draw their own empowering conclusions.
Through a curriculum based on the scientific method, school-wide enrichment classes, and our global studies focus, we prepare our students to fully participate in the world as 21st century citizens.
Community and Diversity Initiatives at PS 705
In the Spring of 2016, celebrated photographer Wing Young Huie facilitated a school-wide interactive “Chalk Talk” workshop for our students, teachers, and parents challenging them to partner with unfamiliar schoolmates and peers to create (and be photographed with) their personal statements on chalkboards. The intention was to overcome assumptions about who we are as individuals based upon external appearance.
Read about PS 705, Brooklyn Arts & Science Elementary School, in the news:
December 2, 2016
“Class Divide: Breaking the Pattern of School Segregation”
February 16, 2016
“Program Aims to Keep Schools Diverse as New York Neighborhoods Gentrify”
September 16, 2013
“Crown Heights School Shines at Intersection of Old and New”
May 3, 2013
“The Get-Into-School Card”
February 26, 2013
“Apply Now for K: Our Picks for Brooklyn & SI”
February 11, 2013
“New Schools Win Acclaim in Prospect Heights and Crown Heights”
January 31, 2013
“Interesting Programs in District 17”
October 16, 2012
“New Elementary School Kicks Off with Creativity, Energy—and Plenty of Seats”