Exterior of Brooklyn Blue Feather Elementary

Brooklyn Blue Feather Elementary

Brooklyn Blue Feather Elementary

Educating Students Ages 5 to 12

An Applied Behavior Analysis Program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Address Phone Principal
2335 Gerritsen Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11229 718-834-0597 Denise Polanco-Nieves

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Eligibility Criteria

Brooklyn Blue Feather Elementary (BBF) accepts children between 5 and 12 years of age who reside in the five New York City boroughs. Students must be deferred by the CBST (Central Based Support Team) to a Non-Public (NPS) school by the New York City Department of Education. Our school is approved by the New York State Department of Education for the following classifications: Autism, Multiple Disabilities, Emotional Disability, Learning Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities and Other Health Impaired.

Cost of Services

There are no out-of-pocket expenses for families to enroll their child at BBF. Tuition is paid for by the school district at a rate set by New York State. However, we do have the ability to accept and admit children by means of private contract.

Educational Programming

Educational programming is designed to address students’ individualized learning needs in one of the follow class ratios (# of students: teacher: # of assistants):

The school aims to help students achieve the level of functioning that will allow them to transition to less restrictive environments.

Curriculums Offered at BBF

Our behavior trainers utilize NYS Next Generation Learning Standards, IEP Goals, benchmark assessments, and STAR learning profiles (if applicable) to appropriately develop individualized student learning objectives for real-world readiness.


Beginning at the 3rd grade level (as per chronological age) students at BBF are assessed using either standardized or New York State Alternate Assessments (NYSAA).

Strategies, Programming, and Instructional Methods at BBF May Include

Within Brooklyn Blue Feather Elementary, the following services are provided

To address all aspects of the whole child, our support staff at BBF include


In addition to academic skills, BBF provides their students with the following enrichment opportunities:

Positive Behavioral Supports and Strategies

At BBF, each instructional team utilizes a classroom support plan based on the management needs of their students. In addition, Help Understanding Support & Guidance (HUGS/HUGS+) is an AHRC NYC developed curriculum that trains staff on positive approaches to challenging behaviors.

Parent and Teacher Organization (PTO)

BBF has a strong and very active PTO that gives our parents and teachers the opportunity to work together to supplement and enrich the educational experiences of our students. Fundraising proceeds have funded the following:

Graduation Trips
School Dances
Sensory Corners
Art shows
A/V equipment
End of school year celebrations
Equipment/supplies for therapists
Halloween Festivities
Portable document scanners
Science fairs
Holiday presents for students

Weekly Schedule for Brooklyn Blue Feather Elementary

The following is an example of a typical weekly schedule for a Brooklyn Blue Feather Elementary School classroom:

8:45 to 9:00 Arrival
9:00 to 10:00 Literacy
10:00 to 11:00 IEP Goals
11:00 to 11:30 Collins Writing (4x/week) / Health (1x/week)
11:30 to 12:00 Lunch (1st floor) Math (2nd floor)
12:00 to 12:30 Lunch (2nd floor) Math (1st floor)
12:30 to 1:00 Math
1:00 to 1:30 Science
1:30 to 2:00 Social Studies
2:00 to 2:30 Social Emotional Learning
2:30 to 2:45 Dismissal

*Art, Music and Physical Education are scheduled for each class at a minimum of 3x/week and rotated on a quarterly basis.

Brooklyn Blue Feather Elementary
2335 Gerritsen Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11229

Principal: Denise Polanco-Nieves