the formula for success

Our successes are clear.  Aside from the placement in top colleges and high schools, our students demonstrate up to a semester of academic growth in math and reading after our summer session.


Results after six week middle school summer institute.  AT THE START OF EVERY SUMMER SESSION, OUR BREAKTHROUGH STUDENTS ARE GIVEN WOODCOCK-JOHNSON EVALUATIONS TO TEST THEIR ACADEMIC SKILL LEVEL. SIX WEEKS LATER, THEY ARE AGAIN EVALUATED IN MATH, WRITING AND READING FLUENCY, AND CALCULATIONS. EVERY YEAR, AT THE END OF THE SUMMER INSTITUTE, OUR STUDENTS SHOW MARKED IMPROVEMENT – A TESTAMENT TO THE SUCCESS OF OUR PROGRAMMING. ABOVE ARE THE RESULTS OF OUR SUMMER 2012 EVALUATION.

Results after six week middle school summer institute. 

AT THE START OF EVERY SUMMER SESSION, OUR BREAKTHROUGH STUDENTS ARE GIVEN WOODCOCK-JOHNSON EVALUATIONS TO TEST THEIR ACADEMIC SKILL LEVEL. SIX WEEKS LATER, THEY ARE AGAIN EVALUATED IN MATH, WRITING AND READING FLUENCY, AND CALCULATIONS. EVERY YEAR, AT THE END OF THE SUMMER INSTITUTE, OUR STUDENTS SHOW MARKED IMPROVEMENT – A TESTAMENT TO THE SUCCESS OF OUR PROGRAMMING. ABOVE ARE THE RESULTS OF OUR SUMMER 2012 EVALUATION.


What’s our secret?  Our students-teaching-students model.

It starts in middle school.   We hire and train high school and college students to teach our kids in summer and school-year programs throughout middle school, and to be positive role models.  Our academic near-peer mentoring model has achieved extraordinary results and inspires our students because it’s “cool to be smart” here.

And, by the way, that program has led to a whole cadre of people who have gone on to careers in education.  We are a Top Ten Princeton Review Internship and have hundreds of college students from top colleges applying to teach with us every summer.

In essence, through our student-teaching-students program, we’re also creating a whole new generation of teachers — over the past three years, 98% of our graduating teacher interns have gone on to pursue careers in education. 

We’re addressing the education crisis in two ways: supporting college graduates and training high-quality future teachers.


OUR SUCCESS:

So far, so good.  Over the past five years, 96% of our students have gone on to college, compared to a national average of 52%.  And, this year, thanks in part to our initial college support, fully 100% of our students who have entered four-year colleges have stayed on and returned for their sophomore year.

Further, 100% of our eighth graders entered high schools this fall, and they’re all college preparatory.

We’re very proud of these facts.  But the reality is that it doesn’t come easily. 

Read on about our approach


student SUCCESS:

100% of our graduating seniors matriculated at college. The BTNY Classes of 2018, 2019, and 2020 are currently enrolled at:

American University 

Barnard College

Boston University

Brandeis University

Carleton College

Carnegie Mellon University 

Columbia University

Cornell University

CUNY Baruch College

CUNY Hunter College (3)

CUNY NYC College of Technology

CUNY The City College of New York

DePauw University

Franklin Marshall College (2)

Guilford College

Johns Hopkins University

Lafayette College

Mercy College Bronx

Middlebury College

New York University (2)

Ohio State University, Columbus

Pace University (2)

Princeton University

 

SUNY Binghamton University (3)

SUNY College at Brockport

SUNY College at Geneseo (2)

SUNY College at Plattsburgh

SUNY Fredonia (2)

SUNY Potsdam

SUNY Stony Brook University (3)

SUNY University at Albany

SUNY University at Buffalo

Syracuse University (2)

Tufts University

University of Chicago

University of Delaware

University of Pennsylvania

University of Rochester

University of Southern California 

Ursinus College

Vanderbilt University

Vassar College

Wesleyan University

Williams College

Yale University

*The number in parentheses represents the number of BTNY students currently enrolled at that school. Schools without a number in parentheses have one BTNY student currently enrolled there.


100% of our 8th graders attend a college-preparatory high school. The BTNY Classes of 2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024 are currently enrolled at:  

A. Philip Randolph High School

Bard High School Early College Manhattan (6)

Baruch College Campus High School (2)

Bedford Academy High School (3)

Berkeley Carroll School (4)

Berkshire School

Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics (2)

Bronx High School of Science (6)

Brooklyn College Academy [HS] (8)

Brooklyn Friends School (3)

Brooklyn Latin School (8)

Brooklyn Prospect High School

Brooklyn Technical High School (8)

Cathedral High School

Church Farm School (2)

Collegiate Institute for Math and Science

Columbia Secondary School

Concord Academy

Coney Island Prep High School

Cristo Rey Brooklyn (8)

Cristo Rey New York (4)

Dalton School

Darrow School (2)

Dwight School

Eleanor Roosevelt High School (2)

Frank McCourt High School (2)

Frank Sinatra School of the Arts

Friends Seminary (3)

Harvest Collegiate (2)

High School for Dual Language and Asian Studies

High School for Health Professions & Human Services

High School for Mathematics, Science and Engineering at City College (3)

High School of Art and Design

Hotchkiss School

Hyde Leadership Charter School

Kent School

Leman Manhattan Preparatory

Little Red School House / Elisabeth Irwin High School

Loyola School

Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics (4)

Manhattan Village Academy (2)

Marble Hill School for International Studies

Masters School

Millennium Brooklyn High School (5)

Millennium High School (4)

N.Y.C. Museum School

New Explorations in Science Technology and Math High School

Northfield Mount Hermon School

Notre Dame High School

NYC iSchool (6)

NYC Lab School for Collaborative Studies (2)

Pace High School

Packer Collegiate Institute

Park East High School

Phillips (Andover) Academy

Phillips Exeter Academy (3)

Poly Prep Country Day School (4)

School of the Future High School

St. Raymond Academy for Boys

Stoneleigh-Burnham School (2)

Storm King School

Stuyvesant High School (8)

Tabor Academy

Thacher Academy

The Beacon School (12)

The Calhoun School

The Chapin School

Trevor Day School

Trinity School (2)

Unity Center for Urban Technologies

University Heights Secondary School

Williston Northampton School

Xavier High School

Young Women's Leadership, East Harlem High School 

*THE NUMBER IN PARENTHESES REPRESENTS THE NUMBER OF BTNY STUDENTS CURRENTLY ENROLLED AT THAT SCHOOL. SCHOOLS WITHOUT A NUMBER IN PARENTHESES HAVE ONE BTNY STUDENT CURRENTLY ENROLLED THERE.