Bay Ridge Prep students believe in their power to succeed. The ingredients to that success: a progressive academic environment that emphasizes experiential learning, intimate class sizes and an outstanding faculty. Our graduates are critical thinkers, responsible citizens and caring people with successful and meaningful personal and professional lives.

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Founded in 1998, Bay Ridge Prep is an independent, K-12, college preparatory school with 400 students enrolled. We are selective in admissions and seek students who will benefit from our programs as well as positively contribute to our community. Visit us, apply now and read more below about our school community. If you have any questions, please contact us at admissions@bayridgeprep.org or 718.833.9090.

More: Emotional and 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.

More: 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.

More: 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. The most recent graduating class was awarded over $7 million in merit scholarship to institutions in the United States and abroad. College acceptances over the last five years incude Boston College, Brandeis University, Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Fordham University, Goucher College, Grinnell College, New York University, Savannah College of Art and Design, University of Delaware, University of Edinburgh, Villanova University and so many more.

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 partiipate in the Hybrid Learning Consortium, a group of globally connected independent schools that offer blended and online courses to prepare students for distance learning, which is increasingly utilized in college and beyond.

More: 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.

More: Championship Athletics


Home to 11 championships in just 7 years, the Bay Ridge Prep Tigers are a source of great pride for our entire school community. But more importantly, student-athletes at Bay RIdge Prep are real leaders, serving as role models in the classroom and in the community through service projects. Win or lose, the Tigers are known for their sportsmanship, determination and community-minded spirit. Athletic teams include baseball, softball, basketball, golf, volleyball, squash, tennis, cross country, track & field, fencing and soccer.

LOWER & MIDDLE SCHOOLS
  • 8101 Ridge Boulevard
  • Brooklyn, New York 11209
  • Tel: 718.833.9090
  • Fax: 718.833.6680
UPPER SCHOOL
  • 7420 Fourth Avenue
  • Brooklyn, New York 11209
  • Tel: 718.833.5839
  • Fax: 718.833.1043

About Us

Bay Ridge Prep is a co-ed, K-12 independent school in Brooklyn, New York, that is home to 390 students and over 100 faculty spread across two buildings.  With a student-centered environment and fresh approach to education, Bay Ridge Prep provides an enriching academic experience in a socially mature environment.

Admissions

Bay Ridge Prep is selective in admissions and prospective students go through a formal application process.  What we look for most in an applicant is a student who will benefit from our programs and make a positive impact on our community.

Academics

Bay Ridge Prep students get their first taste of hands-on learning in Kindergarten, when they become owners and operators of their own bakery.  By high school, they are deeply engaged in courses like Science, Research & Design - a three-year class that offers the opportunity to conduct original, independent research.

Arts

Led by experienced arts educators with advanced degrees in art, music and theater, the arts program recognizes that creative expression is a vital and integral part of a student’s development.

Athletics

Home to nine championships in the last seven years, Bay Ridge Prep Athletics offers students an opportunity to explore physical challenges and develop leadership and teamwork skills.

Student Life

Student life is more than just classes, clubs and team sports.  Bay Ridge Prep is proactive in making every day life for students engaging, positive and enjoyable. 

Giving

Giving to Bay Ridge Prep has a profound impact on the daily lives of our students and helps give the school's administration the flexibility and financial resources to address spontaneous needs in and out of the classroom such as undertaking new programs and facility upgrades.

Alumni

Bay Ridge Prep Alumni can be found everywhere.  Our newest alums are at some of the best colleges and graduate programs in the country and older alums are professionals in the fields of medicine, law, media, education, finance and more.

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