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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Of our faculty have advanced degrees in fields of study that equip them to enhance student life on a daily basis.
Of students were accepted to their top choice school
of Upper School students participate in extra-curricular athletics, arts or clubs. Our students are committed to their school community.
Student-led clubs and extracurricular activities contribute to the growth of our students.
students bring joy to our community each day