Brass City Charter School

Our Programs

A core component of our program is expanded learning time. Expanded learning time can raise achievement by ensuring students have more individualized learning time, more time in which students can examine topics in greater depth and in varied ways, and exposure to critical classes such as science, social studies, art, dance, and music  as well as other enrichment activities.

For the 2020-2021 school year, a year of unprecedented challenge, BCCS’s school  day begins at 7:15 am and ends at 1:00 pm. BCCS will provide both an in-school as well as remote learning program.

BCCS class sizes are small, general 17 children per classroom. Each classroom in grades Pre-K through 1st has a teaching assistant in addition to the lead teacher

Our program reflects our belief that our curriculum and pedagogy must help our students become thinkers and problem solvers. Our choice of the following core curricula aligns with this goal.

Language Arts: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Into Reading / Into Literature

From HMH: Children are born with a love of learning. When we give them high-quality books that intrigue and challenge, we empower them to pursue their natural curiosity and discover their interests. This programs build a a strong foundation of writing, listening, and speaking skills.

Core Knowledge: Listening and Learning Strand

 The goal of the Listening and Learning Strand is for students to acquire language competence through listening, specifically building a rich vocabulary, and broad knowledge in history and science by being exposed to carefully selected, sequenced, and coherent read‐alouds.

Math: Math in Focus

Math in Focus is an authentic Singapore Math® curriculum, with problem solving as the center of math learning and concepts, and taught with a concrete–pictorial–abstract learning progression through real-world, hands-on experiences.


In collaboration with the Connecticut Science Center we have developed an inquiry based science program. Based on previous research and evaluation, it is anticipated that in addition to improving student’s science inquiry and content skills, the program will support key areas including language, literacy, math, and social abilities.

Social-Emotional Learning

An essential element of our mission is based on the belief that it is our responsibility to educate the whole child. This year we have entered into a collaboration with the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence to further enhance how we address children’s non-cognitive development which is foundational to each child’s success and well-being.


Reflecting Core NAEYC principles, we aim to create a caring community of learners, by teaching to enhance development and learning through intentional planning and implementation which is informed by ongoing assessment, as well as to establish strong reciprocal relationships with families.