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Thank you for your interest in BBL. We are delighted that you would like your child to attend one of our schools.

Our admission policy is as follows:

We will fill all vacant spaces at the Kindergarten level and fill any first, second, third, fourth, or fifth grade spaces that may become available.

We will accept only one application per child. All applications must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • You must complete and return the enclosed application before 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 1, 2022.

  • Eligible applicants for Kindergarten must be 5 years of age, on or before December 31, 2022. First, second, third, fourth, and fifth grade applicants must have completed Kindergarten, first, second, third, or fourth grade, respectively, in a previous school.
  • If the number of Kindergarten applications exceeds the number of seats available, we will hold a lottery. Once available seats are filled, we will draw the remaining names to determine the order of a waitlist.
  • We will also hold a lottery to fill any vacant first, second, third, fourth, and fifth grade spaces. We will place all names drawn on a waitlist. If spaces become available, we will call parents in the order that their children’s names appear on the waitlist.
  • The lottery date is to be determined. Please check our website frequently for updated information. Lotteries take place in April. The lottery drawing is a public meeting.
  • Although we give preference to children whose brothers or sisters already attend BBL, parents/guardians must apply for each sibling before the lottery deadline.
  • Anyone on the current waitlist for the 2022-2023 school year needs to reapply.
  • All applications received after the due date will be considered late. We will place them at the bottom of the waitlist, and they will not be included in the lottery.
  • Every child who is a resident of New York State is eligible to apply; however, we give first preference (after siblings) to residents of New York City District 11.
  • If your home address, email address, or phone numbers change, you must notify the school so that we may contact you if we are able to offer you a place at the school.
  • We welcome applications from all students, including English language learners and children classified as needing special education services.

Application forms are available below. We look forward to receiving yours.

K - 5 Application (the Common App.)  

Click here to apply to BBL and other charters across New York City.

Pre-K Application. 

Click here to access our BBL Pre-K application.