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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 Coeducational Day
Status State
Founding Principal/Head of School Dr Laurie B. Midgette
Language of Instruction English, Spanish
Co-ed Age Range 5-10
Number of pupils 280
Authorised IB Programmes IBPYP
PYP Coordinator David Mercaldo, MEd
Associations IB

Cultural Arts Academy Charter School's mission is to provide a college preparatory education, with exemplary cultural arts proficiency, to young leaders who will profoundly impact the human condition. CAACS opened as an NYCDOE authorized independent public charter school on August 30, 2010. Cultural Arts Academy Charter School is unique in that we have earned two global designations: on March 26, 2019 as a an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School; and, in 2017 as the first charter school in New York State to receive the prestigious Franklin Covey Lighthouse School designation as an exemplary student leadership model. CAACS brings both initiatives together in one synergistic learning model. Our goal at Cultural Arts Academy Charter School is to fully prepare our students for college, career, and citizenship. Our students participate in the SIFMA Foundation's Invest It Forward initiative that connects financial professionals with our students in a classroom setting to deepen students' understanding of the capital markets and financial systems. The students have to develop a business, from conceiving the business plan all the way through to going public through an initial public offering (IPO). CAACS celebrates student voice and choice, particularly through our visual and performing arts, athletics, and our annual signature programs: tennis at the Billie Jean King Tennis Center, swimming at the Asphalt Green Facility, participation in the American Debate League, the National Elementary Honor Society, and extended learning experiences to museums and the like. Our international recognition allows us to deliver the best possible education for our scholars. In June 2020, we will graduate our 6th class in the 10-year history of the school. This achievement is evidenced not only by our school's consistent attendance rate of 95% and above every year, but also by the scholarship of our world-class scholars!