Community Partnership Charter School (CPCS), serving grades Pre-K through high school, is a supportive community that nurtures the talent of the future leaders of tomorrow. Our rigorous academic program teaches students to creatively solve complex problems and explore and develop their own special talents through learning opportunities in and outside of the classroom. Our graduates are well-rounded, engaged students who recognize the importance of perseverance, collaboration and team work.
R.E.A.C.H. is an acronym for our Core Values:
We hope that all members of our community apply these values, not only their school lives, but also to their lives outside of school. We respect that living by these values is an ongoing challenge, and we pledge to support one another to meet these high standards.
Beginning with Children, with local parents in Fort Greene, launched CPCS in 2000. Today the elementary and middle school for CPCS are co-located in 2 buildings. Grades Pre-K through 5 are housed in P.S. 270 at 241 Emerson Place in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn. Grades 6 through 8 are in P.S. 256 at 114 Kosciusko Street in the Bed-Stuy neighborhood of Brooklyn. Beginning in the fall of 2022, our Community High School will launch with Grade 9 in a private facility in downtown Brooklyn.
Learn more about our history with our interactive timeline.
The Beginning with Children Charter School 2 curriculum nourishes intellectual curiosity and inspires our students to become self-directed, independent learners. Teachers integrate themes from the core subjects of reading, math, science and social studies into all aspects of the curriculum and it includes technology, the arts, physical fitness, music and other enrichment.