BELA is a sisterhood
Brooklyn Emerging Leaders Academy (BELA) Charter School is a family. At BELA, girls receive more than an education. Here, they find a home. They are challenged by a rigorous curriculum while surrounded and supported by the attention of a community that cares deeply and is committed to both their academic and personal success. In this safe and nurturing space, they are empowered to be their authentic selves and to fulfill their individual promise.
We help young women cultivate the skills they need to graduate from high school and college and become visionary leaders, active community members and lifelong learners.
Ethnic Studies Language and Literature at BELA takes a joyful approach to helping students recognize and celebrate their diversity.