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Cultural Arts Academy Charter School at Spring Creek

Cultural Arts Academy Charter School at Spring Creek

1400 Linden Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11212, USA

+1 718 683 3300



Cultural Arts Academy Charter School at Spring Creek
School type Co-educational Day
Status State
Founding Principal/Head of School Dr Laurie B. Midgette
Language of Instruction English, Spanish
Co-ed Age Range 5-10 years
Number of pupils 280
Authorised IB Programmes IBPYP
PYP Coordinator Esther Hong
Associations IB

Cultural Arts Academy Charter School offers a dynamic elementary education of both the mind and heart, focusing on developing the whole child. Our mission is to provide a college preparatory education, with exemplary cultural arts proficiency, to young leaders who will profoundly impact the human condition.

Established over twelve years ago, CAACS boasts two global recognitions; The prestigious Franklin Covey Lighthouse School designation, attained in 2017, and authorization as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, attained in 2019. Through these two designations, CAACS operates one synergistic learning model, rooting in student-lead learning and leadership.

Our goal is to fully prepare our scholars for college, career, and citizenship, starting with instilling the foundational principles of open-mindedness, problem-solving, strong character, and intrinsic motivation. Establishing 21st century skills through project-based learning across all grade levels equips our scholars with the necessary tools for success.

At the core of our school, of course, is culture and the arts. All scholars, from Kindergarten through 5th grade, receive extensive education through the arts, including Dance, Drama, Music, and the Visual Arts. Learning through multiple forms of expression provides our scholars with a deep appreciation and passion for the arts across time periods and cultures, as well as an ownership of self-expression.

True evidence of student learning, mastery, and success comes not only from their research-backed presentations, artistic performances, and creative projects, but through their ability to identify problems within the world around them and construct reasonable and effective solutions. Recently, the strength of their character is seen in the resiliency they exhibit amongst all the changes happening within their school and home life, given the nature of the state of the world. This has been the value of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme for our students. CAACS is proud of the self-motivation and agency our students have developed and exercised in their own learning experiences.

In June of 2024 our 5th grade students will graduate as open-minded and principled thinkers, ready for the next level in their educational journey and beyond.