Intersession at Bay Ridge Prep

Upper School students build a surfboard
Lower School students exploring ocean life

Upper School Intersession


Intersession is a three day enrichment experience for students and teachers. In the Upper School, students’ schedules will be built around intense and immersive workshops (which they will select in advance); these workshops will be facilitated by faculty members, outside professionals and even some of their peers.


Intersession workshops – some of them broken up over the course of three days, some lasting a full day – will differ from traditional classes offered at Bay Ridge Prep. Rather than academic experiences tied to letter grades and arranged by grade level, Intersession workshops will provide opportunities for students and teachers to meet in mixed groups for in-depth engagement in activities such as art, activism, athletics, civics, life skills, media, fitness, sustainability, theater, writing and more.


Think of this as a mini-conference for students, happening right here at Bay Ridge Prep, all aimed at expanding and enhancing their Upper School experience! 



Lower School Intersession


Each year, the Lower School chooses one week in the middle of winter to break up their daily schedule so students in grades K-5 can work in multi-age groups on projects that center around one theme. Themes from year’s past have included:


  • Respecting and protecting the Earth
  • Exploring Ocean Life
  • Early space pioneers and Earth’s neighboring planets 
  • Arctic Ecosystem
  • Journey through the Cosmos