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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.

Recent School News

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May 10, 2024

Varsity Boys Tennis Sweeps Championship Tournament

  The Bay Ridge Prep Varsity Boys Tennis Tigers made history on May 8 while playing in their first ever ISAL tournament and sweeping the board! Winning first place in …

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May 10, 2024

Varsity Softball Takes Home Third Consecutive Chip

The Bay Ridge Prep Varsity Softball Tigers are once again the undefeated ISAL Champions after a 14 – 4 win over Dwight on May 8 at Maimonides Park in Coney …

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March 15, 2024

Uniquely Bay Ridge Prep: Intersession 2024

      What is something that makes Bay Ridge Prep really unique? … Intersession!   Each year, for three days, the entire school takes a break from regular classes …

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January 16, 2024

BRP Highlights Magazine – January 2024

Check out some highlights of all that is happening around Bay Ridge Prep this school year! You can view and download our latest Highlights Magazine below.     

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November 20, 2023

Fifth Grade’s ‘Story Stew’ Dazzles Audience

  Fifth Graders worked tirelessly since the start of the school year to present this fall’s production of “Story Stew: A Fairy Tale Review” by Stacey Lane. The play was …

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November 20, 2023

‘Letters to Sala’ Cast Meets Playwright

  On October 17, the Upper School cast of “Letters to Sala” met with playwright Arlene Hutton and author Ann Kirschner whose mother, Sala Garncarz, survived five years as a …

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October 27, 2023

Varsity Boys Soccer Tigers Are ISAL Champs!

    For the first time in school history, the Bay Ridge Prep Varsity Boys Soccer Tigers are ISAL Champions. The unprecedented achievement came after a 2-1 win over York …

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June 12, 2023

At Commencement, Students Celebrate Their Community

Photo Gallery: 8th Grade Graduation   Photo Gallery: 12th Grade Graduation   Video: 8th Grade Graduation   Video: 12th Grade Graduation   The 25th Annual Commencement of Bay Ridge Prep …

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June 6, 2023

‘Rogues’ Gallery’ Debuts to Thrilled Audiences

  See Full Photo Gallery   Bay Ridge Prep 8th graders presented “Rogues’ Gallery”, a ‘Who Didn’t Do It?’ mystery by by Rachel Bublitz, Tyler Dwiggins, Patrick Greene, Elissa C. …

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May 25, 2023

Upper School’s “Little Women” Celebrates Bonds of Love

    “Little Women” Full Photo Gallery   Congratulations to the cast and crew of our spring musical production of “Little Women”! Based on the classic novel by Louisa May …

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May 25, 2023

Four Senior Student-Athletes Earn Tiger Award

  2023 Sports Awards Night Photo Gallery   Four senior student-athletes were honored with the Tiger Award for Overall Excellence at the 2023 Upper School Sports Awards Night. The annual …

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May 11, 2023

Softball Tigers Are Undefeated Champs, Again!

  Watch the game!   The Bay Ridge Prep Varsity Softball Tigers are once again the undefeated ISAL Champions after a 6-3 win over Dwight on May 11 at Maimonides …

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April 12, 2023

Middle School Play Celebrates Self-Discovery

    Middle School students staged an enchanting production of “Still Life with Iris” during a two-day run in March. The play, written by Steven Dietz and directed by theater …

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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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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.

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

Upcoming Events

Main Calendar

8th Grade Philadelphia Trip

May 29

Grades 5 & 6: Ashokan Center Retreat

May 29

Grades 5 & 6: Ashokan Center Retreat

May 29

Grades 5: Ashokan Center Retreat

May 29

8th Grade Philadelphia Trip

May 29

Grades 6: Ashokan Center Retreat

May 29

7pm - US: Upper School Play: "The Madwoman of Chaillot"

May 29 @ 7:00 pm

Grades 5: Ashokan Center Retreat

May 30
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