Middle School

Community Partnership’s Middle School offers grades 6 through 8 and is part of the Beginning with Children Network.

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Middle School

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Message from the Principal

Community Partnership Middle School has been serving the children of Bedford-Stuyvesant and neighboring communities for over a decade, with a track record of success. We know that these years are critical as pre-adolescents shape ideas of who they grow up to be.

Janna Tsimprea
Principal, CPCS Middle School

That’s why we hold our students to high expectations.  We also know that Middle Schoolers need empathy, understanding and guidance in positive decision-making. That’s why our high expectations are always rooted in mutual-respect, an individualized approach and empowerment of our children. 

If you ask our students, they’ll likely say that they love CPCS because the staff members care deeply about them and will go out of their way to make sure that they succeed. If you ask our parents, they’ll likely say that they love CPCS because the opportunities that we create for our students inside and outside of the classroom is unmatched. 

If you ask our teachers, they’ll likely say that they love CPCS because the sense of family and community is unlike any other. If you ask our graduates, they’ll likely say that CPCS, and the continuing support of the Legacy Network, taught them what they needed–academically and socially–to compete at top-ranking high schools and colleges. And if you ask me, I’ll likely say that I love CPCS because this is my home and these are my children.

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Middle School Mission

The CPCS Middle School, serving 6th through 8th grades, 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.


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.