FORT HAMILTON SCHOOLS: DAYCARE - HIGH SCHOOL
By Chris La Porte
IntroductionWelcome to Fort Hamilton! This historic post is the only active-duty military installation in the greater New York City Metropolitan Area and has plenty of schooling and childcare options for your family. When moving to a new area, one of the top priorities for parents is making all of the necessary arrangements for their children’s education. We have put together the guide below in hopes of helping to take away some of the stress associated with making such academic plans as part of your move to Fort Hamilton. This guide will show you the school options located around Fort Hamilton and hopefully make this transition easier for you.
Suggested Read:Fort Hamilton: In-Depth Welcome Center
Schools on Fort HamiltonThere are no schools on Fort Hamilton, but there is one Child Development Center, and the post does offer School Age Services. Children living on base may enroll at a variety of educational facilities in the area. Schools near Fort Hamilton include daycare/childcare facilities, elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools, the highest-rated and closest of these are listed below.
Fort Hamilton Childcare
1. Fort Hamilton Child Development Center (CDC)218 Marshall Drive BLDG 218 Brooklyn, New York 11252
Phone: 1 (718) 630-4079 The Fort Hamilton Child Development Center provides hourly and full daycare for children from 4 weeks to 5 years of age for single and dual military families.
2. Fort Hamilton School Age Center (SAC)412 Sterling Drive BLDG 412 Brooklyn, New York 11252
Phone: 1 (718) 630-4518 The Fort Hamilton School Age Center provides before and after school care for school-aged children from grades 1 to 5. Hourly care is available, along with full daycare on school closure days. Summer camp is also hosted in July and August.
Fort Hamilton Elementary SchoolsAll elementary schools are off post and listed below.
Fort Hamilton Middle SchoolsAll middle schools are off post and listed below.
Fort Hamilton High SchoolsAll high schools are off post and listed below.
Schools Near Fort HamiltonStudents living on or near the post will be within District 20 of the New York City Department of Education, the largest public school system in the United States. Be sure to check in with Fort Hamilton’s School Liaison Office so that you can work with them to find the right school for your children.
New York City Department of Education65 Court St. Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 1 (718) 935-2200
Elementary Schools Near Fort Hamilton
1. PS/IS 104 The Fort Hamilton School9115 5th Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11209
Phone: 1 (718) 836-4630 The Fort Hamilton School has just over 1100 students from Kindergarten to Middle School. The school’s motto is The Mark of Excellence and strives to provide a safe and secure learning experience for all students with staff that are committed to student’s academic development. It has an 18.2:1 student to teacher ratio.
2. P.S. 229 Dyker1400 Benson Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11228
Phone: 1 (718) 236-5447 Serving students from Kindergarten to Middle School, P.S. 229 Dyker has over 1000 students in attendance. This school has a 17:1 student-teacher ratio.
3. P.S. 748 Brooklyn School for Global Scholars1664 Benson Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11214
Phone: 1 (718) 382-3130 P.S. 748 is a school for Kindergarten to Grade 5 that focuses on project-based learning in all grades. Founded in 2010, the school writes its own curriculum that guides units of study that follow New York’s Next Generation Standards. This school has a student-teacher ratio of 14:1.
4. Public School 1277805 7th Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11228
Phone: 1 (718) 833-2323 Public School 127 serves students from Kindergarten to the fifth grade. This highly rated elementary school has a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1.
Middle Schools Near Fort Hamilton
1. IS 201 Dyker Heights Intermediate School8010 12th Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11228
Phone: 1 (718) 833-9363 Dyker Heights 201 has 1723 middle school students in attendance from Grade 6 to Grade 8. With high proficiency scores, IS 201 is a highly rated public school with a 19 to 1 student-teacher ratio.
2. Junior High School 227 Edward B. Shallow6500 16th Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11204
Phone: 1 (718) 256-8218 The mission of Edward B. Shallow Junior High is to begin students’ focus on college and careers. Students in Grade 6 through 8 are given an academic standard that promotes their interest in lifelong learning. The school has 1538 students with a student-teacher ratio of 15.5:1
3. William McKinley I.S. 2597305 Ft Hamilton Parkway Brooklyn, NY 11228
Phone: 1 (718) 833-1000 William McKinley 259 is a community school that serves students in Grades 6-8. They focus on integrated learning in academics, health, youth development, and expanding enrichment activities in after-school programs. There are 1759 students in attendance with an 18 to 1 student-to-teacher ratio.
High Schools Near Fort Hamilton
1. Fort Hamilton High School8301 Shore Rd. Brooklyn, NY 11209
Phone: 1 (718) 748-1537 Fort Hamilton High School’s mission is to provide excellent academic excellence to every student and give all individuals equal learning opportunities. This large school has 4563 students in attendance with an 18.6:1 student-teacher ratio.
2. Franklin D. Roosevelt High School5800 20th Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11204
Phone: 1 (718) 621-8800 Franklin D. Roosevelt High School provides a learning space for students to grow academically, intellectually, socially, and emotionally with a focus on personalizing the environment based on the needs of the individual student. This large high school has 3230 students in attendance with a student-to-teacher ratio of 17 to 1.
Daycares Near Fort Hamilton
1. Brooklyn Child Care Inc.800 Poly Pl Building 16, Brooklyn, NY 11209
Phone: 1 (718) 630-2831 Brooklyn Child Care Inc. is a hidden gem for pre-kindergarten care housed within the Veterans Hospital Complex right next to the post. The nurturing environment fosters creative development and can keep your mind at ease as you go about your day.
2. Smart Start Early Childhood Center8411 Fort Hamilton Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11209
Phone: 1 (718) 921-1868 Founded in 1996 by two sisters who knew early focus on education would be the key to a child’s future, the Smart Start Early Childhood Center is all about a nurturing learning environment. Smart Start provides care for 2 and 3-year-olds through Pre-K and learning experiences through art, music, dramatic play, language arts, puzzles and has a science and math discovery center.
3. Little Hands and Feet Daycare1270 Bay Ridge Pkwy. Brooklyn, NY 11228
Phone:1 (718) 680-5437 The Little Hands and Feet Daycare has staff and teachers trained in child development and early childhood education. They provide care for infants as young as 2 months to 4 year olds and Pre-Kindergarten.
ConclusionThere are several schools around Fort Hamilton for you to choose from that can provide your student with academic excellence. Regardless of a child’s age, specific educational needs, or interests, you will most certainly be able to find the school that meets your expectations and suits your needs.
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