P.S. 748 The Brooklyn School for Global Scholars – Brooklyn, NY

Award Year 2017

Exemplary High Performing Schools

P.S. 748 The Brooklyn School for Global Scholars

1664 Benson Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11214-3606

(718) 382-3130

Ms. Ursula Annio, Principal at time of Nomination

New York City School District #20

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Bell Award Winner


Student Demographics

  • White: 34%
  • Hispanic: 25%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 38%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 1%
  • ELL: 14%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 69%


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Our mission at The Brooklyn School for Global Scholars is to prepare all students to be active participants in the global community. The personalization of each child's education assists students in achieving academic success. Our students develop confidence and self-esteem through the development of a positive culture and a strong learning environment. As a school community, our goal is to enhance student performance in academic, social and emotional areas, which enables all children to be productive and contributing citizens in the 21st century.

PS 748 has adopted an interdisciplinary approach to teaching. We utilize project-based learning in all grades, Kindergarten through Grade 5, to demonstrate the relationship and connection between content areas. Since the school's inception in 2010, we pride ourselves in writing our own curriculum that is derived from essential questions that guide units of study that are aligned to the Common Core Learning Standards. In addition to an interdisciplinary approach, we also practice departmental teaching in grades 3-5 where teachers specialize in Literacy and Social Studies or Math and Science.

Our School Wide Enrichment Programs and Academies expose students to new interests and provide them with invaluable skills and knowledge. The programs are designed to prepare students for an ever-changing world while allowing them to express themselves in unique ways.

Professional learning is at the core of our approach to creating a school community that nurtures teachers and students and ensures success for our PS 748 school community.