The Lefferts Gardens Charter School (LGCS) will utilize an environmental science program to develop academically motivated and civic-minded students to succeed in competitive high school and college programs. The proximity of several community-based environmental institutions provides a unique opportunity for learning that extends beyond the classroom. Graduates of LGCS will leave with an understanding of the relationship among science, the environment, and the everyday world.
The school will draw heavily on local resources such as the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and the Prospect Park Zoo to create on-site experiential learning opportunities. We believe children will best succeed in a school environment that brings together parents, teachers, and community resources.