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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

Jan 30

G MS BKB: Girls MS Basketball 22-23 @ L.R.E.I

3:30 pm

Mon

Jan 30

G V BKB : Girls Varsity Basketball 22-23 v L.R.E.

4:15 pm

Mon

Jan 30

Boys JV Basketball : B JV BKB 22-23 @ L.R.E.I

5:00 pm

Mon

Jan 30

Boys Varsity Basketball v LREI

5:30 pm

Tue

Jan 31

Boys JV Basketball : B JV BKB 22-23 @ Birch Wathe

4:00 pm

Tue

Jan 31

B MS BKB : Boys MS Basketball 22-23 v L.R.E.I

4:00 pm

Wed

Feb 01

Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Rudolf Steiner

4:15 pm

Thu

Feb 02

G MS BKB: Girls MS Basketball 22-23 v Rudolf Stei

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Thu

Feb 02

B MS BKB : Boys MS Basketball 22-23 v Rudolf Stei

5:00 pm

Mon

Feb 06

G V BKB : Girls Varsity Basketball 22-23 v Church

4:15 pm

Mon

Feb 06

B MS BKB : Boys MS Basketball 22-23 v Churchill S

5:15 pm

Mon

Feb 06

Boys Varsity Basketball v Churchill

5:30 pm

Tue

Feb 07

Upper School Science, Research and Design IRB Panel

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Tue

Feb 07

9th & 10th Grade Parent Potluck & Trivia Night

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Wed

Feb 08

G V BKB : Girls Varsity Basketball 22-23 @ Garden

4:00 pm

Wed

Feb 08

Boys JV Basketball : B JV BKB 22-23 v Garden Scho

4:15 pm

Thu

Feb 09

Boys Varsity Basketball v Birch Wathen Lenox

All Day

Thu

Feb 09

G V BKB : Girls Varsity Basketball 22-23 v Birch

All Day

Mon

Feb 20

School Closed: Presidents’ Day

All Day

Tue

Feb 21

No Classes: Professional Development Day

All Day

Tue

Feb 28

11th & 12th Grade Parent Potluck & Trivia Night

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Fri

Mar 03

Grades K-8: Noon Dismissal

All Day

Fri

Mar 03

Grades K-8: Parent-Teacher Conferences

All Day

Fri

Mar 10

Grades 9-12: Early Dismissal

11:40 am

Fri

Mar 10

Grades 9-12: Parent-Teacher Conferences

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Wed

Mar 15

Middle School Play

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Thu

Mar 16

Middle School Play

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Fri

Mar 17

Last Day before Spring Break

All Day

Mon

Mar 20

School Closed: Spring Break

All Day

Tue

Mar 21

School Closed: Spring Break

All Day

Wed

Mar 22

School Closed: Spring Break

All Day

Thu

Mar 23

School Closed: Spring Break

All Day

Fri

Mar 24

School Closed: Spring Break

All Day

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

Wed

Apr 05

B V BSB : Boys Varsity Baseball 22-23 v Trevor Da

All Day

Wed

Apr 05

G V SB : Girls Varsity Softball 22-23 v Trevor Da

All Day

Thu

Apr 06

No Classes: Passover

All Day

Fri

Apr 07

No Classes: Good Friday

All Day

Thu

Apr 13

B V BSB : Boys Varsity Baseball 22-23 v Birch Wat

All Day

Tue

Apr 18

B V BSB : Boys Varsity Baseball 22-23 @ L.R.E.I

All Day

Tue

Apr 18

G V SB : Girls Varsity Softball 22-23 @ L.R.E.I

All Day

Wed

Apr 19

B V BSB : Boys Varsity Baseball 22-23 v Churchill

All Day

Wed

Apr 19

G V SB : Girls Varsity Softball 22-23 @ Churchill

All Day

Mon

Apr 24

G V SB : Girls Varsity Softball 22-23 @ Dwight Sc

All Day

Wed

Apr 26

Senior Art Exhibit

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Thu

Apr 27

B V BSB : Boys Varsity Baseball 22-23 @ Brooklyn

All Day

Thu

Apr 27

G V SB : Girls Varsity Softball 22-23 @ Brooklyn

All Day

Mon

May 01

No Classes: Professional Development Day

All Day

Tue

May 02

B V BSB : Boys Varsity Baseball 22-23 v York Prep

All Day

Tue

May 02

G V SB : Girls Varsity Softball 22-23 v York Prep

All Day

Thu

May 04

Spring Parent Reception

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fri

May 05

Tiger Trot Fun Run

All Day

Tue

May 23

Upper School Sports Awards Reception

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Mon

May 29

School Closed: Memorial Day

All Day

Thu

Jun 01

Senior Prom

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Thu

Jun 08

25th Annual Commencement

All Day

Thu

Jun 08

No Classes: Graduation Day

All Day

Fri

Jun 16

Last Day of School (Noon Dismissal)

All Day

Mon

Jun 19

School Closed: Juneteenth

All Day

Fri

Jun 23

Last Day for Classroom Faculty

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

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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