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9 Hanover Place
Brooklyn, NY 11201
About Science, Language & Arts International School...


Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
Interview Required
Required/Recommended Tests


Yearly Tuition
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
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From Science, Language & Arts International School

Science, Language & Arts International School was founded on a deep-seated belief in the limitless capabilities of children. Our hands-on, project-based approach is informed by brain development research and promotes collaborative learning and critical thinking.

At SLA, students’ innate curiosity and creativity is nurtured and celebrated through exploration, observation, and experimentation. Our integrated curriculum and language-immersive environment provides a context for learning that deepens students’ understanding and broadens their perspectives.

SLA values inclusivity and strives to be a school that reflects the racial and socioeconomic diversity of our local community.

SLA is an anti-bias school. We admit students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender identity, or creed to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

Oral Fluency Practice

SLA's Oral Fluency Practice program is designed for children with limited exposure to the target language at home. These fun and informative games, stories, and conversations are tailored at a child’s level and designed to maximize spoken production. Join us this fall for options in French, Mandarin, Spanish, Korean or Italian! Sessions are designed for all levels of language learners.

School Details

PK, K-5
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  • Female
  • Male
Student Diversity
  • White
  • Asian
  • African American
  • Hispanic
  • Multiracial
  • Native American
  • Pacific Islander


Annual Cost
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
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  • Offers Part Week
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  • Offers Part Day
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    Science, Language & Arts International School Reviews

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    SLA is that special school that somehow managed to grow alongside our family. The administration/teachers are deeply invested in student outcomes. As a result, parents ideas for improvement are embraced wherever they support learning.

    It is a place where every teacher not only knows every student, but also recognizes when something is amiss or limiting a student’s academic or emotional development. Standards are high at SLA and the curriculum is rigorous, but students are met where they are. Arts education, math, and science are strong here.

    The parent community at SLA is diverse (economically, racially, and professionally), which means it reflects Brooklyn in all its splendor: engaged, interesting, tough, loving, and driven. Wonderful people who support the school with elbow grease, time, and energy.

    SLA does need a gym/auditorium, but luckily it’s near great playgrounds and FG park.
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    My children and my family have thrived at SLA. The school is a perfect mix of academic rigor, incredible arts education, and warm community. The families and teaching staff are ACTUALLY racially diverse rather than giving lip service to it, which is extremely important to me and my family. The community is also economically diverse. My children's teachers have been amazing, every single year. When coronavirus shutdowns hit, SLA did not skip a beat. They immediately transitioned to online learning and provided a rich space for my children to continue their learning. We are looking forward to being back in the bright sunny schoolbuilding, but have been more than happy with the school's handling of the transition to online. I have recommended SLA to many families, and will continue to do so long after my children have graduated.
    Our 3 kids have grown up through elementary school at SLA. We chose this school for how it's pedagogy is rooted in deep research, with a scaffolded immersion model built on the philosophy that children learn best when they feel secure, safe and supported.
    SLA parents like to say "we came for the French, but we stayed for the math"... and that's true in our case, but we've also stayed for *all* of the excellent teachers, the small class sizes, the incredibly rich art, and the close-knit community of families.
    We're grateful for an emphasis on the life sciences, as our kids have developed a deep love for animals and a special interest in insects. They are now fluent in French, even as we are not French-language-speakers at home. My daughter entered in 1st grade and they were able to catch her up on the French through her years. She's now ready to enter a dual-language middle-school, with confidence in her French reading, writing and speaking skills.
    In short, we absolutely love SLA.