Cultural Arts Academy Charter School at Spring Creek
1400 Linden Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11212, USA
+1 718 683 3300
|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||Sara Pena|
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 ten 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. CAACS is proud of the self-motivation and agency our scholars exercise during these times of remote learning.
In June of 2021 our 5th grade class will graduate as flexible and principle thinkers, ready for middle school and beyond.