Formerly known as Lafayette High School in the Gravesend neighborhood of Brooklyn, this school was reopened and separated in to 5 separate schools, each serving a different age group all within the same campus. The Expeditionary Learning School for Community Leaders serves grades 9-12, with a diverse school population and over 22 languages. Principal David O’Hara and staff have created a safe and supportive learning environment for their students utilizing a C.R.E.W. teaching system that emphasizes community among small groups of students who are pre-assigned upon entering 9th Grade along with 1 adult. This small group meets 4 times a week until they graduate high school forming a strong foundation of support and stability during challenging times of an adolescent’s life. Graduation rates and entrance in to college has increased by 80% over the last 4 years. The school looked to expand their Fine Arts programs including a renovated Culinary Lab and Fine Arts Studio within an existing classroom space. This classroom underwent demolition and renovation thru the funding and support of New York Cares and their volunteers as well as a private donor.
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