Education & Kids
Junior High / High School

Open House draws prospective students to Xaverian

Xaverian High School in Bay Ridge welcomed prospective students and their parents to an Open House on Oct. 19, where visitors were greeted on the front steps by the school’s Pipe and Drum Corps. … Full Article

Five Poly Prep seniors earn nationwide academic honors

Five Upper School seniors at Poly Prep have earned nationwide academics honors, including three as National Merit Scholarship semifinalists and two students as National Achievement Scholarship  semifinalists. … Full Article

Community board nixes educator’s idea to build science lab on Bay Ridge pier

A retired educator’s dream to get a marine science lab built on the Bay Ridge waterfront suffered a major setback on Monday when the local community board refused to add the proposed project to its list of city capital budget priorities. … Full Article

Bishop Kearney HS senior is scholarship finalist

A Catholic high school student from Brooklyn is close to getting the chance to fulfill her dream of a college education. Shannon Guerrero, 17, a senior at Bishop Kearney High School in Bensonhurst, is a finalist for the prestigious Peter M. … Full Article

Lennon Bus gives kids a Magical Mystery Tour

The late John Lennon, the legendary Beatle, would have turned 74 years old on Oct. 9. In keeping with the spirit of her late husband’s artistry, Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono Lennon, is bringing the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus to a Williamsburg school on Thursday. … Full Article

Chris Mullin named to Xaverian High School’s board of trustees

Chris Mullin, a five-time NBA all-star, two-time Olympic gold medalist and an inductee into the NBA Hall of Fame, is taking on a new challenge – one that will have him helping to guide Brooklyn students. … Full Article

NYPD: Missing Brooklyn teen found in good condition

Police say a 15-year-old girl who disappeared from her New York City school has been found in good condition and is back with her family. … Full Article

Fontbonne students get valuable lessons in cyber security

Increasingly, students at the Catholic high school for girls in Bay Ridge are showing an interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects that used to be dominated by males, according to school officials. … Full Article

Rumors of ‘adult establishment’ prevent Gravesend bar from opening near three schools

Despite a hasty retreat in response to community opposition, tempers are still aflame and residents remain concerned over the potential opening of a new bar rumored to be a front for an “adult business” at a busy Gravesend intersection less than a block from multiple schools and a neighborh … Full Article
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