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Together We Are Bed-Stuy Brilliance

Community School District 16 is proud to serve Brooklyn’s historic Bed-Stuy community. Our blended, project-based curriculum is designed to foster critical thinking, collaboration, and a passion for lifelong learning that inspires academic excellence. Together, District 16’s parents, educators, and community prepare students for active citizenship in a 21st century global society.

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Community School District 16

1010 Lafayette Ave

Brooklyn , NY 11221


Superintendent: Dr. Yolanda Martin

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Our Schools and Programs

District 16’s 19 schools serve 5,000+ students in grades 3K to 12 in the heart of Brooklyn’s historic Bed-Stuy neighborhood. We’re dedicated to academic excellence, equity, and inclusion.

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Families Make the Difference

Families are our most valuable partners and their children’s greatest advocates. Attend a PTA/PA meeting and make a difference in your child’s school.

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Diversity and Equity in District 16

We embrace the diversity of our students and the promise of academic excellence. We are dedicated to creating an inclusive culture in every school that ensures all children have what they need to learn and thrive.

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