Our history is a source of great pride for our community and helps shape our mission and philosophy. The school was founded by a group of committed faculty and parents who shared a student-centered educational vision for the initial 35 students that Bay Ridge Prep welcomed in 1998. On the eve of the school’s opening, teachers feverishly worked to ready the one-room schoolhouse for its first students, literally painting walls and tiling the floors. Today, the school enrolls 400 students in two main buildings.
The school’s rapid growth deepens our commitment to our original vision. Members of the Bay Ridge Prep community are on a mission to build something larger than themselves. As one visiting educator recently observed, Bay Ridge Prep is “obviously a labor of love.”