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Students Walk Out to Honor Victims of Gun Violence
Posted 03/14/2018 03:47PM


Upper School students in front of the 74th Street Building during the National School Walkout.


Bay Ridge Prep Middle and Upper School students participated in the March 14 National School Walkout to honor the victims of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. At 10 a.m., students and staff walked out of the 74th Street and 81st Street Buildings to honor the 17 lives lost in Parkland, the many other lives lost to shootings and to advocate for legislation that would help stem the tide of senseless gun violence in the United States.

After weeks of planning, students in both divisions produced moving and meaningful ceremonies. The names of each of the 17 victims were read aloud, a moment of silence was observed, students held signs advocating for change and spoke about the effects of gun violence and the need for more attention to mental illness. Students, accompanied by school faculty and staff, then marched to nearby avenues while distributing literature containing facts and statistics about gun violence. 

Below is video and photos from the ceremonies.


Reading of the victims' names by Middle School students in front of the 81st Street Building.

Middle School students participate in peaceful protest on Third Avenue.

Middle School Students gather in front of the 81st Street Building.

Middle School Students gather in front of the 81st Street Building.

Upper School students carry signs to the walkout.

Posters created and distributed by Upper School students.

Upper School students march toward Third Avenue.


Founded in 1998, Bay Ridge Prep is an independent, K-12 college preparatory school offering exceptional courses and intimate class sizes in a socially-mature and positive environment.


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Bay Ridge Prep is an independent, private, co-ed, day school accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools. Serving students in Kindergarten thru Grade 12 from all across the New York City area, Bay Ridge Prep is located in Brooklyn and dedicated to enriching intellectual curiosity, creativity, and emotional intelligence through a student-centered community that values the unique talents and learning styles of each person.



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Bay Ridge Prep is a co-ed, K-12 independent school in Brooklyn, New York, that is home to 400 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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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 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.


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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