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Young Women's Leadership School of Brooklyn

Young Women's Leadership School of Brooklyn is an all-female public school for students in grades 6 through 9.

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Institution Type: Public Setting: Urban


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The Young Women's Leadership Schools (TYWLS) were established to nurture the intellectual curiosity and creativity of young women by supporting the whole girl in order to maximize academic achievement, social emotional well being, and post-secondary success. TYWLS is supported by Young Women's Leadership Network and its CollegeBound Initiative in order to replicate the best practices of private and independent girls schools. TYWLS of Brooklyn opened in 2008 as the fifth school in the network. TYWLS strives to instill in students a sense of self-efficacy and community responsibility, characteristics which will support them as they become the leaders of the next generation.

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The Young Women's Leadership School of Brooklyn received a Noodle Innovative School Award in 2015.

College Bound, small interdisciplinary learning environment, collaborative group work and project-based instruction; Advisory classes focusing on female adolescent development, positive self-image, early college awareness; As we expand, we plan to offer select Advanced Placement Courses, including: Biology, Calculus AB, Environmental Science, Government and Politics: United States, Spanish Literature


Program Overview

Program Specialization: Science and Math

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 81

Admission Method: Screened

Required Grades

  • Math: 80-100
  • Science: 80-100
  • Social Studies: 80-100
  • English: 80-100


Buses: B24, B43, B46, B48, B60, Q54, Q59

Trains: L to Grand St; J, M to Lorimer St; G to Metropolitan Av - Lorimer St



Public schools are supported through local, state, and federal funding, and do not charge tuition to students who attend them.



Admission Priorities

  • Open only to female students
  • Priority to continuing 8th graders
  • Then to Brooklyn students or residents
  • Then to New York City residents

Important Dates

Regular Application Deadline: December 2

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 249
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
6 55
7 73
8 52
9 69

Young Women's Leadership School of Brooklyn's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Young Women's Leadership School of Brooklyn's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 11 : 1
Gender 100% Female
Socioeconomic Diversity

74% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at Young Women's Leadership School of Brooklyn.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 0%
Hispanic/Latino 31%
Black or African American 67%
Asian 2%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

There were 4 incidents of bullying last year at Young Women's Leadership School of Brooklyn, which equals 0.0201 incidents per student.


Community-based Service Projects (Reading Buddy Program at nearby elementary school), Debate Team, Digital Video Design, Math Team, NYS Regents Preparation & Saturday Academy, Peer Mentoring, Peer Tutoring, Photography, Recycling Team, School Spirit Team, School Tour Guides & Student Recruitment Committee, Sculpture, Student Council
  • Debate
  • Math Team
  • Photography Club
  • Student Government
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