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.

Core Values

R.E.A.C.H. is an acronym for our Core Values:

  • Respect 
  • Excellence 
  • Attentiveness 
  • Critical Thinking 
  • Heart
Here at CPCS, we are constantly striving to reach our full potential. We are a school whose intent is to create a learning environment that will give our students the tools that they need to reach their goals and have successful, rich lives. We firmly believe that these values help us to create a school culture that builds strong character and promotes fairness and equality.

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.

We use an inquiry-based workshop model of instruction for delivery in all major subjects. The model consists of key elements that provide for instructional coherence across the school. The workshop includes a mini-lesson or direct instruction, guided practice, independent application, assessment, and review/sharing.