Today's Achiever's Tomorrow's Leaders

Khalil Gibran International Academy High School is a New Visions public high school in NYC, currently serving grades 9-12. KGIA is a proud International Baccalaureate Programme School.
About Us

KGIA Core Values

At the Khalil Gibran International Academy’s (KGIA), our mission is to develop, maintain, and graduate life-long learners who have a deep understanding of different cultural perspectives, a love of learning and a desire for excellence with integrity. 

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Holistic
Student Development

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Collaborative Learning Environment

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Creating global citizens with strong community connections

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Small classes and energetic staff devoted to students

Growing today’s achievers into tomorrow’s leaders.

Language School

Any Language You Want!

Innovative Learning

Cultural
Education

Since we began as a middle school in 2007, our school has grown tremendously. We are currently located in a beautifully renovated building in the heart of downtown Brooklyn, and since September 2015, we completed our transition to full High School status. 

Despite our steady growth, we continue to be a small school—providing full academic and support services to our students, making sure we pay close attention to the developmental needs of a teenage population, and preparing everyone for college and career experiences in a global world.

Staff

Meet Our Team

Carl Manalo
Principal

Persephone Dacosta

Dance - IB and PE
John Yanno
History - IB
Gina Shedid
Guidance Counselor
Khalil Gibran International Academy
362 Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Contact us

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Thank You to Our Partners

With the help of our lead partner, the Arab American Family Support Center (AAFSC), KGIA fosters an inclusive environment that values all perspectives.
Arab-American Family Support Center
Baruch College
Big Brothers Big Sisters
College Now
Common Core
Generation Citizen
Education In Dance & The Related Arts
ENACT
Move This World
New York City Department of Education
New Visions for Public Schools
New York Theatre Workshop