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A student-centered environment with a fresh approach to education.

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Bay Ridge Prep is an independent K-12 school located in Brooklyn, New York, serving students from all across the New York City area. We are dedicated to enriching intellectual curiosity, creativity, and emotional intelligence through an inclusive, student-centered community that values the talents and interests of each person.

We are Bay Ridge Prep

 

 

Emotional & Social Intelligence


 

Students are taught to value each individual and celebrate and explore the different abilities and perspectives of our diverse community. We explicitly teach skills that build emotional and social intelligence which help students create healthy and satisfying relationships in and outside of school.

 

 

 

 

Our Outstanding Faculty


 

Passionate about their areas of expertise and devoted to each individual student, our faculty and staff come from diverse and impressive backgrounds. 

 

Approximately 95% of our teachers hold advanced degrees and our entire staff is committed to creating a positive and meaningful experience for each student.

 

 

College Placement & Scholarships


 

Whether it’s a small liberal arts college, the Ivy Leagues, studying on a different continent or at a big state university, our alumni are everywhere. College acceptances over the last five years include Boston College, Brandeis University, Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Fordham University, Goucher College, Grinnell College, Haverford College, New York University, Savannah College of Art and Design, University of Delaware, University of Edinburgh, Wake Forest University, Syracuse University, Williams College, Villanova University and so many more. 

 

 

Our Exceptional Courses


 

We emphasize innovation, creativity and practical application over acquiring rote knowledge that can be easily accessed on any digital device. Upper School students have 25 advanced and elective math, science and social science courses available to them. As soon as Middle School, students can participate in Constellation Learning, a group of globally connected independent schools that offer blended and online courses.

 

 

Vibrant Performing & Visual Arts


 

Eight full time faculty members are devoted to an enriching K-12 arts program offering a wide variety of classes and extra-curricular activities in both visual and performing arts. Lower School students will experience 12 year-long art and music courses over six years. Middle and Upper School students have an impressive array of arts electives available each year including chamber music, dance, ceramics, wood working, graphic design, theater, music composition, jazz ensemble, band, chorus, studio art, and stage/set design.

 

 

Championship Athletics


 

Home to over a dozen championships in the last decade, the Bay Ridge Prep Tigers are a source of great pride for our entire school community. More importantly, student-athletes at Bay Ridge Prep are real leaders, serving as role models in the classroom and in the community. Win or lose, the Tigers are known for their sportsmanship, determination and community-minded spirit. Athletic teams include baseball, softball, basketball, volleyball, tennis, cross country, track & field, and soccer.

Upcoming Events

Main Calendar

Mon

Mar 27

School Closed: Spring Break

All Day

Tue

Mar 28

School Closed: Spring Break

All Day

Wed

Mar 29

School Closed: Spring Break

All Day

Thu

Mar 30

School Closed: Spring Break

All Day

Fri

Mar 31

School Closed: Spring Break

All Day

Mon

Apr 03

Classes Resume

All Day

Tue

Apr 04

Varsity Boys Golf @ Avenues

All Day

Tue

Apr 04

Varsity Boys Golf vs. Dwight

3:45 pm - 5:45 pm

Tue

Apr 04

Varsity Softball vs. Martin Luther

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Tue

Apr 04

Varsity Boys Tennis @ Trevor

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Wed

Apr 05

Upper School: 3rd Quarter Ends

All Day

Wed

Apr 05

Boys Varsity Baseball vs. Dwight School

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Thu

Apr 06

No Classes: Passover

All Day

Fri

Apr 07

No Classes: Good Friday

All Day

Mon

Apr 10

Upper School: 4th Quarter Begins

All Day

Mon

Apr 10

Varsity Boys Tennis @ LREI

3:45 pm - 5:30 pm

Tue

Apr 11

Varsity Boys Tennis @ Browning School

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Wed

Apr 12

Varsity Boys Tennis @ Rudolf Steiner School

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Wed

Apr 12

Varsity Girls Tennis @ Rudolf Steiner School

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Wed

Apr 12

Middle School Baseball vs. York Prep

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Thu

Apr 13

Varsity Track Meet

3:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Thu

Apr 13

Varsity Boys Tennis @ Staten Island Academy

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Thu

Apr 13

Boys Varsity Baseball vs. BWL

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Thu

Apr 13

Varsity Softball vs. Dwight School

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Thu

Apr 13

National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Mon

Apr 17

Varsity Boys Tennis vs. BWL

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Tue

Apr 18

Varsity Track Meet

3:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Tue

Apr 18

Varsity Softball vs. LREI

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Tue

Apr 18

Boys Varsity Baseball @ LREI

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Wed

Apr 19

Varsity Boys Golf @ York Prep

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Wed

Apr 19

Varsity Softball @ Churchill School

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Thu

Apr 20

Varsity Boys Golf @ Leman Manhattan Prep

All Day

Thu

Apr 20

Boys Varsity Baseball vs. Staten Island Academy

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Thu

Apr 20

Varsity Boys Tennis vs. York Prep

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Thu

Apr 20

Varsity Girls Tennis @ BWL

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Thu

Apr 20

Middle School Baseball vs. Brooklyn Friends School

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Tue

Apr 25

Varsity Girls Tennis @ Leman Manhattan Prep

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Tue

Apr 25

Middle School Baseball @ York Prep

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Wed

Apr 26

Senior Art Exhibit

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Thu

Apr 27

Middle School Baseball @ Avenues

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Thu

Apr 27

Varsity Track Meet

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Thu

Apr 27

Varsity Softball @ Brooklyn Friends

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Thu

Apr 27

Boys Varsity Baseball @ Brooklyn Friends School

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Thu

Apr 27

Varsity Girls Tennis @ FASNY

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Fri

Apr 28

Varsity Boys Tennis @ Leman Manhattan Prep

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Mon

May 01

No Classes: Professional Development Day

All Day

Mon

May 01

Varsity Girls Tennis @ LREI

3:45 pm - 5:30 pm

Tue

May 02

Boys Varsity Baseball vs. York Prep School

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Tue

May 02

Varsity Softball vs. York Prep

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Thu

May 04

Varsity Track Meet

3:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Thu

May 04

Boys Varsity Baseball @ Staten Island Academy

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Thu

May 04

Varsity Boys Tennis @ Dwight School

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Thu

May 04

Varsity Girls Tennis @ Dwight School

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Thu

May 04

Spring Parent Reception

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fri

May 05

Tiger Trot Fun Run

All Day

Fri

May 05

Grades K&1 Violin Recital

8:20 am - 9:00 am

Mon

May 08

ISAL Varsity Baseball Playoffs

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Mon

May 08

ISAL Varsity Softball Playoffs

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Tue

May 09

Varsity Track Meet

3:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Wed

May 10

ISAL Varsity Baseball Playoffs

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Thu

May 11

ISAL Varsity Softball Playoffs

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Thu

May 11

Middle School Baseball @ Cathedral School

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Fri

May 12

Upper School Field Day

All Day

Mon

May 15

Varsity Boys Tennis vs. Garden School

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Mon

May 15

Varsity Girls Tennis @ York Prep

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Wed

May 17

Grade 2 Art Share

8:20 am - 9:00 am

Wed

May 17

Varsity Boys Tennis vs. FASNY

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Thu

May 18

Varsity Track Meet

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Thu

May 18

Middle School Baseball @ Trevor

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Mon

May 22

Grade 12: Final Exams & Assessments

All Day

Tue

May 23

Grade 12: Final Exams & Assessments

All Day

Tue

May 23

Upper School Sports Awards Reception

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Wed

May 24

Grade 12: Final Exams & Assessments

All Day

Thu

May 25

Grade 12: Final Exams & Assessments

All Day

Mon

May 29

School Closed: Memorial Day

All Day

Wed

May 31

6th Grade Overnight Trip

All Day

Thu

Jun 01

6th Grade Overnight Trip

All Day

Thu

Jun 01

Senior Prom

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Fri

Jun 02

6th Grade Overnight Trip

All Day

Tue

Jun 06

Upper School Fine Arts Fusion

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Thu

Jun 08

25th Annual Commencement

All Day

Thu

Jun 08

No Classes: Graduation Day

All Day

Fri

Jun 09

Grades 9-11: Final Exams & Assessments

All Day

Mon

Jun 12

Grades 9-11: Final Exams & Assessments

All Day

Tue

Jun 13

Grades 9-11: Final Exams & Assessments

All Day

Wed

Jun 14

Grades 9-11: Final Exams & Assessments

All Day

Thu

Jun 15

Upper School: Trip Day

All Day

Fri

Jun 16

Last Day of School (Noon Dismissal)

All Day

Mon

Jun 19

School Closed: Juneteenth

All Day

Tue

Jun 20

Mini-Camp Opens for Grades K-8

All Day

Fri

Jun 23

Last Day for Classroom Faculty

All Day

Fri

Jun 30

Mini-Camp Ends for Grades K-8

All Day

Mon

Aug 28

Faculty & Staff Orientation & Meetings

All Day

Tue

Aug 29

Faculty & Staff Orientation & Meetings

All Day

Wed

Aug 30

Faculty & Staff Orientation & Meetings

All Day

Thu

Aug 31

Faculty & Staff Orientation & Meetings

All Day

Mon

Sep 04

School Closed: Labor Day

All Day

Tue

Sep 05

Faculty & Staff Meetings

All Day

Wed

Sep 06

Grade 6 & New Middle School Student Orientation

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wed

Sep 06

Grade 9 & New Upper School Student Orientation

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Thu

Sep 07

First Day of School

All Day

Thu

Sep 07

Grades K-8 Parents: Back to School Night

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Tue

Sep 12

Grades 11 & 12 Parents: Back to School Night

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Tue

Sep 12

Grades 9 & 10 Parents: Back to School Night

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Thu

Sep 21

Picture Day

All Day

Mon

Sep 25

School Closed: Yom Kippur

All Day

Mon

Oct 09

School Closed: Columbus Day / Indigenous Peoples’ Day

All Day

Tue

Oct 10

No Classes: Professional Development Day

All Day

Wed

Oct 25

Grades 9 & 12: No Classes

All Day

Wed

Oct 25

Grades 10 & 11: PSAT Exam

All Day

Fri

Nov 10

Grades 6-8: No Classes

All Day

Fri

Nov 10

Grades 6-8: Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences

All Day

Fri

Nov 17

Grades K-5: Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences

All Day

Fri

Nov 17

Grades K-5: No Classes

All Day

Tue

Nov 21

Grades 9-12: No Classes

All Day

Tue

Nov 21

Grades 9-12: Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences

All Day

Wed

Nov 22

School Closed: Thanksgiving Recess

All Day

Thu

Nov 23

School Closed: Thanksgiving Recess

All Day

Fri

Nov 24

School Closed: Thanksgiving Recess

All Day

Thu

Nov 30

Make Up Picture Day

All Day

Thu

Dec 21

Last Day before Holiday Recess

All Day

Fri

Dec 22

School Closed: Holiday Recess

All Day

Mon

Dec 25

School Closed: Holiday Recess

All Day

Tue

Dec 26

School Closed: Holiday Recess

All Day

Wed

Dec 27

School Closed: Holiday Recess

All Day

Thu

Dec 28

School Closed: Holiday Recess

All Day

Fri

Dec 29

School Closed: Holiday Recess

All Day

Mon

Jan 01

School Closed: Holiday Recess

All Day

Tue

Jan 02

School Closed: Holiday Recess

All Day

Wed

Jan 03

School Closed: Holiday Recess

All Day

Thu

Jan 04

School Closed: Holiday Recess

All Day

Fri

Jan 05

School Closed: Holiday Recess

All Day

Mon

Jan 08

Classes Resume

All Day

Mon

Jan 15

School Closed: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

All Day

Fri

Jan 19

Grades 9-12: Midyear Exams & Assessments

All Day

Mon

Jan 22

Grades 9-12: Midyear Exams & Assessments

All Day

Tue

Jan 23

Grades 9-12: Midyear Exams & Assessments

All Day

Wed

Jan 24

Grades 9-12: Midyear Exams & Assessments

All Day

Thu

Jan 25

Grades 9-12: Midyear Exams & Assessments

All Day

Fri

Jan 26

Grades 9-12: No Classes / Grading Day

All Day

Mon

Feb 19

School Closed: Presidents’ Day

All Day

Tue

Feb 20

No Classes: Professional Development Day

All Day

Fri

Mar 08

No Classes: Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences

All Day

Fri

Mar 15

Last Day before Spring Break

All Day

Mon

Mar 18

School Closed: Spring Break

All Day

Tue

Mar 19

School Closed: Spring Break

All Day

Wed

Mar 20

School Closed: Spring Break

All Day

Thu

Mar 21

School Closed: Spring Break

All Day

Fri

Mar 22

School Closed: Spring Break

All Day

Mon

Mar 25

School Closed: Spring Break

All Day

Tue

Mar 26

School Closed: Spring Break

All Day

Wed

Mar 27

School Closed: Spring Break

All Day

Thu

Mar 28

School Closed: Spring Break

All Day

Fri

Mar 29

School Closed: Spring Break

All Day

Mon

Apr 01

Classes Resume

All Day

Mon

Apr 22

No Classes: Professional Development Day

All Day

Tue

Apr 23

School Closed: Passover

All Day

Fri

May 03

Tiger Trot Fun Run

All Day

Mon

May 20

Grade 12: Final Exams & Assessements

All Day

Tue

May 21

Grade 12: Final Exams & Assessements

All Day

Wed

May 22

Grade 12: Final Exams & Assessements

All Day

Thu

May 23

Grade 12: Final Exams & Assessements

All Day

Mon

May 27

School Closed: Memorial Day

All Day

Thu

May 30

Senior Prom

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Thu

Jun 06

No Classes: 26th Annual Commencement

All Day

Thu

Jun 06

Grade 8 Graduation

10:00 am - 11:30 pm

Thu

Jun 06

Grade 12 Graduation

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Fri

Jun 07

Grades 9-11: Final Exams & Assessments

All Day

Mon

Jun 10

Grades 9-11: Final Exams & Assessments

All Day

Tue

Jun 11

Grades 9-11: Final Exams & Assessments

All Day

Wed

Jun 12

Grades 9-11: Final Exams & Assessments

All Day

Thu

Jun 13

Grades 9-11: Final Exams & Assessments

All Day

Fri

Jun 14

Last Day of School: Noon Dismissal

All Day

Mon

Jun 17

Mini-Camp Opens for Grades K-8

All Day

Wed

Jun 19

School Closed: Juneteenth

All Day

Fri

Jun 21

Last Day for Classroom Faculty

All Day

Fri

Jun 28

Mini-Camp Closes for Grades K-8

All Day

Mon

Jul 01

School Offices Begin Summer Schedule

All Day

Thu

Jul 04

School Offices Closed: Independence Day

All Day

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Uniquely Bay Ridge Prep

1998

Bay Ridge Prep was established in a one room school house with just 35 students. 25 years later, we've grown into two facilities in beautiful areas of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.

95%

Of our faculty have advanced degrees in fields of study that equip them to enhance student life on a daily basis.

90%

Of students were accepted to their top choice school

95%

of Upper School students participate in extra-curricular athletics, arts or clubs. Our students are committed to their school community.

40+

Student-led clubs and extracurricular activities contribute to the growth of our students.

375+

students bring joy to our community each day

Recent School News

Main News

March 1, 2023

Swimming Makes a Splash in Debut Season

  The Bay Ridge Prep Varsity Swimming Tigers dived right into being a competitive force during their first season! Competing in the ISAL, the team finished their debut season 4th …

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March 1, 2023

Parents Gather for ‘Arts Jam’ Event

  The first ever “Arts Jam” event gave Lower and Middle School parents the special  opportunity to socialize while classes in African drumming, ceramics, printmaking, dance and improv. Hosted on …

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February 28, 2023

Violin & Dance Performances Showcase Young Students

Lower School students in Grades K, 1 and 2 recently displayed their musical and movement skills for parents and members of the school community. Grades K & 1 hosted a …

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February 28, 2023

Track Tigers Set New School Records

  Caleb Zell-Ratner ‘24 and Wyatt Powers ‘26 both had a remarkable day at the NYSAIS Indoor Track Championships, held on February 24 at the Nike Armory in Manhattan.    …

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February 28, 2023

Intersession Creates More Collaborative Opportunities

  For three days in February, the entire school took a break from regular classes for deep dives into specific themes and workshops. Known as Intersession, the three-day period gave …

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February 17, 2023

Varsity Swimmer Qualifies for State Championship

  After receiving two gold medals in the ISAL Varsity Swimming Championship, Shi Jenkins ’25 has now qualified for the varsity swimming state championship hosted by the New York State …

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February 16, 2023

Four Track Tigers Qualify for State Championship

    After a season filled with record-breaking runs, four members of the Varsity Indoor Track team have qualified to participate in the New York State Association of Independent School’s …

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January 26, 2023

Snow Much Fun For Lower School Families!

    The Lower School Snow Ball Family Party, a fun-filled night organized for Bay Ridge Prep students and families in Grades K-5, once again transformed the 81st Street Gym …

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January 24, 2023

VIDEO: Student-Artists Shine At Winter Arts Festival

Photo Gallery   Bay Ridge Prep’s Upper School students showcased their artistic talents at the annual Winter Arts Festival on Wednesday, January 11. The event featured musical and theatrical performances …

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January 11, 2023

Alums Return Home For Inaugural Basketball Tournament

  View Photo Gallery   A wide range of younger and older alums returned home to Bay Ridge Prep on January 7, 2023, for the inaugural Alumni Basketball Tournament. Featuring …

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January 9, 2023

Fifth Grade Play Leaves Audience With Meaningful Message

  View Photo Gallery   The fifth grade class at Bay Ridge Prep worked diligently since the start of the school year to produce a play, and their efforts were …

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December 12, 2022

Holiday Card Art Contest Winners Announced

Student-generated holiday artwork will soon arrive in the mailboxes of all Bay Ridge Prep families, faculty and staff! Continuing tradition, Bay Ridge Prep’s Arts Department facilitated a holiday card art …

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December 9, 2022

Swimming Makes A Splash In Debut Meets

  The Bay Ridge Prep Varsity Swimming Tigers dived right into being a competitive force during their first two meets of the program’s debut season. Matched up against other schools …

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December 8, 2022

‘Forgeries of Jealousy’ Enjoys Magical Run

  Play Photo Gallery   Congratulations to the cast and crew of The Forgeries of Jealousy on a magical run of performances on December 1 and 2. The Upper School …

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November 21, 2022

Theatre Teacher Cait Hynes Sings at Carnegie Hall

  After hours spent preparing students to perform on the Bay Ridge Prep stage, Upper School Theatre Program Director and School Psychologist Cait Hynes recently performed on one of the …

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November 16, 2022

In New Book, Bay Ridge Prep Faculty Member Adam Wolfsdorf Navigates Trauma in Literature

  A new book published by Upper School Humanities Department Chair Dr. Adam Wolfsdorf draws upon his teaching experience at Bay Ridge Prep, Columbia University, New York University and Wesleyan …

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November 7, 2022

Community Celebrates Marathoners

Marathon Sunday is always a special day for New York City and Bay Ridge Prep is so happy to be part of it, celebrating the runners — including some of …

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October 27, 2022

Cross Country Varsity Girls Take Second in ISAL Championship

  Bay Ridge Prep earned second place in the ISAL Varsity Girls Cross Country Championship on October 26 thanks to strong showings by Cecily Veto ’26, Selina Psarras ’26 and …

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October 18, 2022

Students Connect Art and Literature in Bushwick

Eighth Grade students recently took a field trip to Bushwick as part of a cross curricular learning experience facilitated by the English Language Arts and the Arts departments. In Language …

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October 11, 2022

Third Grade Explores Science of Bubbles

  At the collusion of the Third Grade’s study on the science of bubbles, students enjoyed a special visit from the Bubble Dad! He wowed them with the different ways …

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October 3, 2022

Shore Road Property Update

  Located just across the street from athletic fields, running paths and waterfront parkland, the Shore Road building will be transformed into a facility that includes classrooms built for project-based …

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