Our Approach

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 and current research on best practices in teaching and learning without the interference of government agencies, commercial interests, or superficial trends.

We explicitly teach skills that build emotional and social intelligence which help students create healthy and constructive relationships in and outside of school.

We provide students the freedom and responsibility to pursue their interests through open ended projects, course selections and student-initiated clubs.

We emphasize innovation, creativity and practical application over acquiring rote knowledge that can be easily accessed on any digital device.

We build social responsibility through school-wide, student selected community service initiatives and projects.

We offer a full array of arts programs including ceramics, woodworking, graphic design, theater arts, music composition, band, chorus and studio art.

We value all athletes and celebrate team spirit and positive role-modeling in our championship athletic program.