Dress Code

Bay Ridge Prep students are expected to dress appropriately for school and according to the standards set for each grade level. Unless otherwise specified by a school director or the Head of School, students are expected to be in dress code at all times during the school day.

Bay Ridge Prep-branded clothing can be purchased from Lands' End, however, most dress code items can be purchased from a vendor of choice.

Lower School Dress Code

Tops: Short-sleeve or long-sleeve polo shirts, t-shirts and buttoned down, collared shirts may be worn. All shirts and sweaters must be solid colored and free of any logo. We love school spirit! Bay Ridge Prep shirts such as Tiger Trot shirts, club/team/athletic shirts, etc. are also permitted. Bay Ridge Prep polos and athletic t-shirts, while optional, are available from Lands' End.

Bottoms:
Properly fitted dress pants, leggings, corduroy pants or denim pants in khaki, black, navy or gray may be worn. Skirts and Skorts in khaki, black, navy or gray may be worn. These are available from Lands' End.

During warm weather, students may choose to wear shorts in khaki, black, navy or gray.  These are available from Lands' End or a vendor of choice. Crop/Capri pants in khaki, black, navy or gray are also permitted.

Footwear
: Sneakers and rubber soled shoes are encouraged daily because our students have active days. For safety reasons, we do not allow flip-flops, open-toed shoes or other footwear that is hazardous while walking up and down stairs.

Middle School Dress Code

In lieu of a formal dress code, our intention is that students will come to school dressed ready to learn and be positive representatives of our community. We want to allow room for individual expression while supporting our school values and respecting others within our school. Our expectation is for students to always wear clothing that is neat, respectful to oneself and others, and in good condition.

As we are an academic institution, we expect that students’ clothing will always be appropriate to the setting, tasteful, and free of any offensive imagery and/or language. Clothing should also be non-revealing and private areas of the body must be covered at all times. We expect under-garments to be covered, shirts to have straps and/or sleeves, and all attire to be free of intentional rips and tears. For safety reasons, we do not allow flip-flops, open-toed shoes or other footwear that is hazardous while walking up and down stairs.

Finally, items with our school logos are encouraged and always welcome!  We are happy to share school pride. Bay Ridge Prep shirts such as Tiger Trot shirts, club/team/athletic shirts, etc. are always permitted. Bay Ridge Prep polos and athletic t-shirts, while optional, are available from Lands' End.

We hope this clarifies our goal to support an environment that is focused, productive, supportive, welcoming, and safe.

Upper School Boys Dress Code

SHIRTS & TIE

  • Long sleeve solid color oxford dress shirts and ties are to be worn during the standard dress code period. Shirts and ties may be purchased from a vendor of choice or from Lands' End.

  • During the spring dress code period, students may wear solid colored polo shirts from a vendor of choice. Bay Ridge Prep polo shirts may be purchased from Lands' End.


PANTS
Dress pants in khaki, black, navy or gray are to be worn. These maybe  purchased from a vendor of choice or from Lands' End.

SHORTS
During the spring dress code period, boys may wear knee-length shorts in khaki, black, navy, gray or other earth tones. These maybe  purchased from a vendor of choice or from Lands' End.

SWEATERS
For cold months, sweaters and cardigans in solid colors (without designs or words) can be worn over dress shirts. These maybe  purchased from a vendor of choice or from Lands' End.

SHOES

  • Dress or smart casual shoes in black, brown or other earth tones are to be worn with standard dress code.

  • Warm footwear can be worn during the colder months.

  • Sneakers may be worn with spring dress code items.

  • For the safety of our students, sandals, and open-toed shoes are not permitted at any time.

 

*No jeans or sweat clothes, please.


PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Students participate in physical education once a week in the afternoon and change into athletic gear prior to the class. Phys. Ed. attire is available at Lands' End.  Students may not participate in gym without sneakers. It is recommended that students keep a pair of sneakers in their locker.

Upper School Girls Dress Code

SHIRTS

  • Girls may wear long-sleeve solid colored polo shirts or button down collared dress shirts. Polo shirts and dress shirts may be purchased from a vendor of choice. Polo shirts embroidered with the school logo are available from Lands' End.


PANTS OR SKIRTS
Dress pants in khaki, black, navy, or gray may be worn. are available from Lands' End, or a vendor of choice. School skirts in gray or navy may be purchased from Lands' End.

LEGGINGS
During the colder months, properly-fitted solid-colored leggings may be worn under skirts.

SHORTS
During the spring dress code period, girls may wear knee-length shorts in khaki, black, navy or other earth tones. Shorts are available from Lands' End or a vendor of choice.

SWEATERS
For cold months, sweaters and cardigans in solid colors (without designs or words) can be worn over school shirts. These sweaters are available from Lands' End or a vendor of choice.


SHOES

  • Dress or smart casual shoes in black, brown or other earth tones are to be worn with standard dress code.

  • Warm footwear can be worn during the colder months.

  • Sneakers may be worn with spring dress code items.

  • For the safety of our students, high heels, platform shoes, sandals, and open-toed shoes are not permitted at any time.

 

*No jeans or sweat clothes, please.


PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Students participate in physical education once a week in the afternoon and change into athletic gear prior to the class. Phys. Ed. attire is available at Lands' End.  Students may not participate in gym without sneakers. It is recommended that students keep a pair of sneakers in their locker.

Athletic & Spirit Gear

Bay Ridge Prep athletics/phys. ed and spirit gear are available at Lands' End.  

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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