School Profile

Founded in 1998, Bay Ridge Prep is a non-profit, co-educational school located in Brooklyn, New York.

As an independent, K-12 college preparatory day school, Bay Ridge Prep has the freedom to serve students and families guided by our own mission, philosophy, values, and current research on best practices in teaching and learning without the interference of government agencies, commercial interests, or superficial trends.

Two facilities house Bay Ridge Prep.  The Lower and Middle Schools are located at 8101 Ridge Boulevard and our Upper School is located at 7420 Fourth Avenue.

Our neighborhood feels like a small town right in the middle of a big city.  Bay Ridge is just a 15-minute drive or 30-minute subway ride from Lower Manhattan. 

400 students call Bay Ridge Prep home and 30% of our students are from diverse backgrounds.

95% of our teaching faculty hold advanced degrees and all of our teachers are passionate about their subject areas.

An average class size of 15 ensures that students receive the attention they deserve.

Bay Ridge Prep is accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools, is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and is chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York.

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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