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First Day of School!

Our School's Mission

We intend to help our students prepare for life after high school and to succeed in college.  We believe that our students develop strong decision making skills, good study habits, and a strong sense of what it means to be a respected member of a community.

1065 Elton St, Brooklyn, NY 11239

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We're hard at work getting the school ready for the 2014 school year. 

School starts on Thursday, September 4th. 
6th and 7th graders report at 8:10am.
9th-12th grades begin at 9:00am.

Students will report to advisories first thing in the morning.

Please see below for more information that pertains to students and families in the Young Writers Community.

Electives are coming!
This year students will be given the opportunity to choose from one of 30 elective classes offered by our talented Young Writers staff. Click here to see information about the classes and check back often for more information, photos, and other goodies shared from our elective classes.

6th & 7th Grade Supply List 
We expect all 6th & 7th graders to report to school prepared with the following supplies:

  • 3-inch Binder
  • College Ruled Filler Paper (loose leaf) (Pack of 500 sheets)
  • 6 composition notebooks
  • 5 Dividers
  • 6 Pocket Folders
  • Pens and pencils

  • Pencil Case

Student Advisory Assignments
You can find out who your advisory teacher will be for the upcoming school year by clicking on this link.

In Other News:
  • Login to Pupilpath to see your grades or your child's grades in real time!  If you need Pupilpath login information contact Raul Lopez at 718.688.7230.  You can also get grades on your smartphone by downloading the free app from the iTunes or Android app stores.

  • Do you have an idea to help improve life at Young Writers? Drop it in our online suggestion box.

  • Do you have questions you want answered?  Check out our growing FAQ page.

The School at a Glance
The Academy for Young Writers was founded by Carolyn Yaffe and opened in the Fall of 2006.  She served as principal from 2006 to 2010, when we graduated our first class.  We're now located in Spring Creek, Brookyln.
We are a part of a small schools movement that began in the late 1980's and early 1990's in New York City.  Our primary goal is create a college preparatory program for our students so that they have as many options after graduating as possible.  To this end, we use writing across all areas of our curriculum as a tool for generating comprehension and retaining knowledge.  While we do celebrate creative writing, our name derives from the belief that all forms of writing help a person to become better educated and more expressive. 

Courtney Winkfield, Principal
Angie Pruitt, Assistant Principal of Instruction
AAden Stern, Assistant Principal of Organization

A New York City Department of Education Empowerment Zone School
An Institute for Student Achievement School

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School Calendar

The Young Writers GSA asked:
What does it mean to love yourself?
What does it mean to love someone else?