BAL in the News


In 2015, a BAL learning initiative focused on the importance of racial diversity in the classroom was featured on WNYC:

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Writing comes alive in our classrooms! Through the work of our magazine and our literary journal, we start to build a love and respect for the writing in our own community that extends outward.
— Caits Meissner, Writer-in-Residence


Please enjoy our school's YouTube channel.

Our students got the opportunity of a lifetime to collaborate on an original song and music video with alumnus and Latin superstar Prince Royce on The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus presented by Canon USA.

BAL's belief in the power of words to enable self-expression and empowerment is embodied in this moving community-wide poem that speaks to the artistry, power and bravery of our students.

A central tenet of our school's mission is to enable our students to avail themselves of every opportunity presented to them.  Please enjoy this informative video in which our students get to experiment with news production and presentation.