Fusion Academy now open at MetroTech
August 25, 2014
Back-to-school season ushers in the unofficial end to summer this week, and Downtown Brooklyn’s thriving academic community just got a little bigger with a national alternative school now open at MetroTech Center.
Founded in 2002, Fusion Academy is an alternative private middle and high school for grades 6 through 12 that currently has about a dozen outposts throughout California, one at the company’s headquarters in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and two in Manhattan, one of which, Lincoln Center, recently opened as well. Five Fusion Academies are also forthcoming in Texas.
“We chose Downtown Brooklyn because the demographics and the educational and therapeutic professionals indicated there was a need,” explained Stephanie Gold, Head of School at Fusion Academy Brooklyn. “We heard from the community that Brooklyn was ready for an alternative middle and high school to serve a population of adolescents whose needs were not being met.”
Unlike many other well-known alternative schools, such as Montessori, Fusion Academy offers a true one-to-one education—and nope, that’s not just a meaningless marketing claim. All classrooms are comprised of just one teacher and one student, where the work is entirely self-paced and adjusted to fit each student’s learning style.
This unique approach also has added benefits for parents—programs run year round, so there are no admissions deadlines. Instead, students may start their course any time of year, even during the summer, and at any time during the day from 7:30am to 9pm.
Students at Fusion Academy can enroll in either full- or part-time programs, as well as supplementary classes or tutoring sessions. Each standard course at the Brooklyn location costs $4,125 per semester at the middle school, and $3,640 at the high school.
“Downtown Brooklyn is a vibrant and burgeoning part of the city,” Gold adds. “Fusion values a robust art and music program that fits perfectly into this dynamic downtown neighborhood. We want our students to be inspired and creative, and what better place to encourage those values than in Brooklyn?”
To learn more, attend an informative event, or schedule a meeting with Head of School Stephanie Gold, visit the website.