• Teaching With Technology

    Brilla College Prep Teacher, Calina Fernandez was featured in a great article published by The Foundation for Blended and Online Learning, with the Evergreen Education Group.  She shares some of Brilla story and approach to blended learning on page 17 of their report.

    Read the full report here.

  • Video: Teacher grooms New York kindergarten students to be little Husker fans

    There's a little bit of Nebraska in the Big Apple.

    Omaha native and University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate Rachel Mann teaches kindergarten in the South Bronx, New York. In an email to the Omaha World-Herald, she wrote:

    "At my school, Brilla College Prep, more than 90 percent of my scholars qualify for free or reduced lunch, so we emphasize the importance of college starting at the age of four. We do this by naming every classroom after a college.

    Read the article here.

  • How a Bronx charter school is revolutionizing education

    Brilla College Prep was featured in an article in the NY Post (9/21/14) with the headline, How a Bronx Charter School is Revolutionizing Education. Click here to download the NY Post article.

  • 30 Schools in 30 Days: Brilla College Prep Public Charter School

    The 30 Schools in 30 Days project will highlight a different New York State charter school each day, featuring each school's successes, and the challenges that come from being denied access to state facilities funding. Perhaps most important, each school leader has a message for state lawmakers in Albany: please find a solution to the facilities funding problem and allow ALL of the state's charter schools access to building aid this year.

    Read the Article.

  • Meet the newest charter-school innovations

    Brilla College Prep was once again featured in an article in the NY Post (12/15/16) titled Meet the newest charter-school innovations. Click here to see the NY Post article.

  • New NYC charter schools set to open in fall 2017

    On average, 12 new charter schools open in New York City a year, according to the New York City Charter School Center. Here’s a look at five such schools the state recently approved and issued charters, slated to open in fall 2017.

    Read the article here.

  • The Break that Truly Refreshes

    The second-grader hesitated, then, prompted by two Lafayette students leading the class, leaped to a corner of his classroom, yelling “west!”

    Another, after mumbles of “never eat soggy waffles,” figured out in which direction south lay and gleefully skipped to the southernmost point of the room.

    Read the article here.

  • New South Bronx Charter School hosts lottery for spots in kindergarten, 1st grade

    April Lily Ruiz-Dentico is fired up for her first day of school.

    The five-year-old won a spot at Brilla College Prep, a new public charter school in the South Bronx that will open its doors in September. April spent the weekend telling anyone who would listen about her new school.

    “I’m feeling good,” said April, clutching a doll. “I want to work really hard, to be a teacher.”

    Read the article here.

  • Brilla College Prep Charter School, a model school in the heart of the Bronx

    The Brilla College Prep Charter School serves Latino (68.5%) and African-American (31.5%) kids in the Bronx, NY.

    Raza Development Fund (RDF) financed Brilla school and they opened their doors on 2013.

    Tommy Espinoza, RDF President & CEO said the school model is unique because they care about their students academic and personal development, but they care also about their teachers and employees growth. “This is not only about good grades, Espinoza said, but teaching the kids good manners, respect and inter relations”.

    Read the article here.

  • Family Day with Brilla College Prep

    The ArchCare Parish Integration Team along with ArchCare TimeBank members participated in a Family Day sponsored by Brilla College Prep on E 144th Street in the Bronx.  The Prep is an outstanding educational community centered on a K-3 charter school grounded in the classical tradition designed to develop students into young men and women of good character. 

    ArchCare connected with the school through “El Camino” a dynamic afterschool Catholic catechetical program that is staffed by lay professionals and Catholic volunteer Fellows under the auspices of Seton Education Partners.

    Read the article here.