Who We Are
Explore Schools is a network of eight public charter schools in central Brooklyn. We aim to teach students in underserved communities the vital skills they need for high school and college – and to love learning right now.
We currently serve more than 2,000 students in grades K-8. In admissions, we give preference to students who live in our school’s home districts, to guarantee our families a great public school in their neighborhood.
Equity is the foundation of our work
As an organization, we acknowledge the detrimental impact of racism and systems of oppression. We envision a pathway to equity that features excellent curriculum and instruction in response to the opportunity gap, providing our scholars with access and opportunities to succeed. We are actively working to dismantle systems of oppression in our disciplinary practices and across our schools. We commit to reflect individually on the roles we play within systems of oppression, and we channel our individual talents and cultural sensitivity to help our scholars and local community thrive.
We’ve also prioritized educating all teachers and staff about various ways trauma manifests in students, and how someone who has experienced trauma may be triggered. It is an expectation that our teachers approach instruction with a trauma-informed mindset, ensuring students feel seen and heard as a whole person.
20 Jay St #211,
Brooklyn, NY, NY 11201