Currently in its second year, the Charter School Honor Roll is a nationwide celebration of charter schools that exemplify exceptional accomplishments in any of the following categories:
- School growth
- Student achievement
- Community service
- School leadership
- Positive school climate
Charter School Business Management (CSBM) nominated BBL by submitting the following:
"BBL has developed an inclusive community and culture that contributes to an exemplary school climate of scholarship, connection, and high achievement. Productive relationships lie at the center of all activities where the school fosters trust and gratitude-filled relationships between staff within their schools, across locations and also with neighbors within co-located space. Knowing that learning, progress, and development do not occur in areas of discomfort, BBL goes above and beyond to ensure their staff and students are happy.
In addition to academics, students have access to robotics, chess, dance, and singing. A resident chef teaches the children to cook. Each day, staff highlight student achievements throughout the school and celebrate students' successes. This positive environment also extends to afterschool activities. Teachers make this student success possible, and BBL devotes numerous resources toward creating an innovative and resource-rich environment for staff. This includes a robust teacher development and retention program yielding high retention and commitment to the school. Teachers receive highly competitive benefits and salary packages which provide for stipends for professional development and summer program participation as well as a guaranteed 5% annual salary increase.
Overall, the BBL community is filled with kind, compassionate and fair people who treat one another well and behave like a family. Their positive environment is magnetic and amplifies everyone’s enthusiasm to come back day after day and year after year.”
We are honored to be recognized this way by our peers. We work hard to ensure that our students and staff are happy and thriving here at BBL.