‘We know that educating girls is the best investment we can make, not just in their future, but in the future of their families, their communities, and their countries.’ - Michelle Obama
I BELIEVE. I CAN. I WILL.
Brooklyn Emerging Leaders Academy (BELA) Public Charter School is an all girls high school located in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood with a mission to empower each young woman to be the best version of herself. Through a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, service learning initiatives, and a commitment to cultivating a spirit of ownership within each young woman, BELA students will attend and graduate from college.
BELA’s four core values are: Sisterhood, Scholarship, Strength, and Service.
At BELA students get the support and attention they need to reach their full potential.
OUR FOCUS IS JUST AS MUCH ON THE PERSON AS IT IS ON THEIR ACADEMIC SUCCESS
OUR APPROACH AT BELA
LEARN ABOUT THE BELA DIFFERENCE
Preparing you for success in college and beyond
Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics Pathways: Biomedical Science, Engineering, Media & Technology
International Baccalaureate Advanced Studies Program
Deep focus on collaboration, communication, and thinking critically & creatively
Fostering the next generation of leaders in our community
Leadership Academy class and mentorship
Career and professional experiences through community internships
Our culture and behavioral guide, BELA EmpowerMEnt, is based on the restorative justice model. In alignment with BELA’s core values, restorative justice is a pioneering program based on respect, responsibility, relationship-building and relationship repairing.
A student’s time at BELA will be focused on achievement: both academically and personally. Our young women will wear the prestigious BELA uniform and be prepared to embrace the day’s transformative learning experiences.
21st century learning environment
1:1 Technology - one laptop provided for every one student
Flexible learning spaces that allow for collaboration in the classroom