First Student Council Elections

Our First Student Council Elections took place today! Students got the opportunity to participate in elections for student council and were given the opportunity to have their voice heard at JDHS. Student Council would like to create a space for students to develop leadership skills […]

The Brooklyn High School Fair

John Dewey H.S. Hosts The Brooklyn High School Fair Students and families from all over came out to see all that Brooklyn high schools had to offer them. We at John Dewey H.S. were happy to host this event and […]

Welcome Back to School!

First day of school is Wednesday, September 5, 2018 NEW Student Schedule

Boro-wide High School Fair

John Dewey High School will be hosting the boro-wide High School Fair for prospective 9th graders for the 2019-2020 School Year. All Middle School students are encouraged to attend to learn about Brooklyn High Schools and the programs they offer.

Open School/Meet The Teacher Night

All parents are invited to meet your child’s teachers and learn all of the things you need to know as your children progress through High School.


FREE College Financial Aid Workshop


2016 Scholastic Awards

Learn more about participating in the 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards!
Winning the award was a wonderful opportunity for me to
look at myself and say, ‘You know there are people out there
that are listening to you.’ It was a confidence boost, an
encouragement to keep doing what I love doing and never
falter.—Anthony DeSantis, 2013 Gold Medal Writing
Portfolio recipient, now attending American University.
Student Eligibility
To participate students must be enrolled in:
• Grades 7–12
• A public, private, parochial, homeschool, or other
educational program
• The U.S., Canada, or in an American school abroad
29 Categories
Architecture, Art Portfolio*, Ceramics & Glass, Comic
Art, Critical Essay, Design, Digital Art, Dramatic Script,
Drawing & Illustration, Editorial Cartoon, Fashion,
Film & Animation, Flash Fiction, Future New**, Humor,
Jewelry, Journalism, Mixed Media, Novel Writing**,
Painting, Personal Essay/Memoir, Photography, Poetry,
Printmaking, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Sculpture, Short
Story, Video Games**, and Writing Portfolio*
Sponsored Awards**
Best-in-Grade Award, the Creativity & Citizenship
Award, the Gedenk Award for Tolerance, The Herb Block
Foundation Award for Editorial Cartoon, The Neiman
Marcus Award for Fashion, The Neiman Marcus Award
for Jewelry, and the RBC Flaunt It Award
How to Enter in Five Steps
Registration for the 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing
Awards opens on Monday, September 16, 2015. On
this date you can start your submission process in five
easy steps:
1. Create an account on
2. Upload work.
3. Sign submission form.
4. Pay your submission fee, or obtain a fee waiver.
5. Mail in your submission form.
About Us
For more than 90 years, the Scholastic Art & Writing
Awards have celebrated the creative achievements of
creative teens across the country. The Awards provide
recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships
for students in grades 7–12 in the visual and literary
arts. Visit
Questions? Contact us at


Click here for more details

Thanksgiving Feast

John Dewey High School’s First Annual Thanksgiving Feast

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

11:00 am to 2:00 pm

John Dewey High School

50 Ave X Brooklyn, New York 11223

RSVP by November 15th to

Connie Hamilton, Master Principal

Open House

Thursday November 5th 6:30 pm

Saturday November 14th 10:00 am

We would like to invite you to our Open House so you can meet our staff and students, tour our campus, and learn more about our community and all the exciting educational opportunities we have to offer! Refreshments will be served.




50 Avenue X on Stillwell Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11223

(718) 373-6400 Ext. 1672

Our main entrance is on Stillwell Avenue at the base of the subway stairs.



D Train to Bay 50th Street

*We also have a parking lot if you drive. You can see our campus from the train.

Entrance on Stillwell Avenue

Please RSVP to Kristine Gattuso via e-mail at or by phone at

(718) 373-6400 Ext. 1681.


John Dewey High School – 21K540        

50 Avenue X, Brooklyn, NY 11223      

(718) 373-6400