The Packer Collegiate Institute is an independent, co-educational PreK-12 school in beautiful Brooklyn Heights, one subway stop from Lower Manhattan.
Established on Joralemon Street in 1845, our school is located on a unique and historic campus. The Packer Early Learning Center, one block away at 100 Clinton Street, houses our Pre-K and Kindergarten classes.
Packer’s dynamic curriculum is shaped by deeply talented educators who put students at the center of their own learning experience.
Throughout the 2021-22 school year, we are engaged in a strategic design process.
students of color
faculty with advanced degrees
awarded in financial aid
students receiving financial aid
state-of-the-art classrooms and labs
college-level Advanced Topics courses
elective classes in the Upper School
boroughs represented (plus NJ and LI)
subway stop away from Manhattan
First founded in 1845 as the Brooklyn Female Academy, Packer was rebuilt and renamed seven years later after a devastating fire. The 1853 structure above is Founder's Hall, our main building today.