BFS is a grassroots movement formed in the early fall of 2003, offering a true
educational alternative to the traditional orthodoxy of education now dominant
in most public and private schools in New York City. The community is composed
entirely of parents, students, educators and others who believe that freedom and
democracy are not just textbook concepts, but a way of living and learning - for
our children as well as ourselves. BFS is dedicated to the belief that all
students must be free to develop naturally as human beings in a non-coercive
educational environment where they are empowered to make decisions affecting
their everyday lives and that of their community.
In January 2010, the school acquired its own building at 372 Clinton Avenue in
the Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn. This 5-story brownstone has helped the
school grow in its scope and focus. For more information on this groundbreaking
educational option, you can call the school's director, Alan Berger at
718-499-2707 or visit their website at: www.brooklynfreeschool.org
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