Did you know that all BSI families are automatically members of the PTO (parent-teacher organization)? 

Through the PTO, BSI families help keep BSI a great place for our kids to learn, grow, and make life-long friends. You can help: attend PTO meetings, volunteer time for PTO community events, or join other families on the PTO board.

Did you know that the PTO raises 100% of the funds for TAs, Specialty Teachers, recess support, and most enrichment activities (like chess, debate, art & science supplies, special instruction programs, music, band and more)? These funds help make BSI a unique space for creative and integrative learning, and one of the most sought after schools in NYC. And our kids get to go there!

Did you know 80% of all PTO funds for the school come from the Direct Appeal? 

The Direct Appeal is the PTO’s main fundraising campaign, where we ask BSI families, friends, corporate partners, and matching-grant employers to donate money for our BSI kids. We need your help!

Did you know giving a recurring, monthly donation saves time for you and BSI? Click here to donate

All BSI families with recurring donations set up by October 20th will be entered into a raffle, with winners announced at our PTO meeting (on Zoom) on Thurs Oct. 21st at 7pm. Set it. Forget it. Be BSI proud! (& maybe win the raffle too!)
Did you know that every donation, of any amount, matters A LOT? We ask that ALL BSI families give whatever they can. Our goal is 100% of families participating in the Direct Appeal, so that we can show to grant makers and other funders that we are all in this together for our kid’s education. But we know that families have different circumstances, and not everyone can give the same. That is OK. Everyone is welcome at BSI!

Did you know that everyone asks “How much should I give?” The answer: Whatever works for your family’s budget. Then everyone asks: “No really, how much?” Our answer: We need to raise about $1500 per student to provide all the TAs, Specialty Teachers, recess support, and enrichment activities that we expect for our kids. If you can afford to give more, please do and thank you! If that amount is not in your family’s budget, no problem! Give what works for you, and thank you!

Did you know that gifts to the BSI PTO can be tax deductible? The Brooklyn School of Inquiry PTO, Inc. (PTO) is a registered non-profit organization under section 501(c)3 of Internal Revenue Code (Tax ID: 27-1299073). The PTO does not provide any goods or services, in whole or in part, for contributions from families, grandparents, friends, companies, or others, which can be tax deductible under section 170 of the Code.

Did you know you can reach the PTO anytime at Now you do!