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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 718.833.9090.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.