Democratic Meeting

The Democratic Meeting is the heart and soul of Brooklyn Free School. Once a week the entire school comes together to make announcements, give props, voice concerns, and work together to take responsibility for the governance and well-being of our school.

Students learn to develop and advocate for proposals meant to solve problems in the community and to assess the solutions. Meetings are chaired by students. With the exception of issues of health and safety, all students and staff have an equal vote in decision-making at school.

Many advisories also choose to have an additional weekly democratic meeting that focuses solely on their ideas and concerns. The all-school Democratic Meeting takes place every Wednesday from 10:45-11:45 in our Community Room.