Our Mission

The mission of Brooklyn Laboratory Charter Schools (LAB) is to prepare scholars with the academic foundation, digital literacy, and leadership skills necessary to succeed in college and professional life as they grow as ethical leaders.

Together, the LAB community will achieve its mission through:

  • Rigorous college-preparatory academics

  • High academic and behavioral expectations

  • An extended learning day, week, and year

  • Frequent opportunities for enrichment and passion-driven learning

  • A commitment to knowing every scholar and giving them the tools to succeed

  • An environment focused on entrepreneurial learning

  • A joyous structured school culture that stresses positive youth development and scaffolds to independence

  • Highly effective teachers and leaders

Our Model and Core Values

LAB will provide a rigorous academic program focused on the knowledge, skills, and

character necessary to master core academic subjects in preparation for success in college

and careers. Scholars will receive a structured civic and leadership education so that all of

our graduates are prepared to be active and productive citizens in their communities. To

enliven the kind of school that we are seeking to create, all members of the LAB

community are expected to adhere to the following CREED:

  • Courage

  • Responsibility and Integrity

  • Excellence

  • Entrepreneurial Learning

  • Determination

The LAB Formula

  • More Time in School: Extended day, week, and school year focused on academic learning and unique enrichment activities (e.g., Robotics, Digital Media, Coding, Debate, Visual Arts).

  • High Dose Tutoring: Personalized, small group tutoring from trained college graduates for at least two hours each day.

  • Next Generation Learning: A college prep curriculum with Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM)-focused enrichment activities to prepare students to succeed in jobs of the future.