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Kindergarten Bakery Delivers Early Business Lessons
Posted 05/22/2019 03:00PM

The smell of freshly baked bread once again filled the hallways of the 81st Street Building as the school’s youngest students opened a pop-up bakery, their first ever business! The bakery - which students chose to name this year “The Kindergarten Fun and Happy Bakery” - is an annual staple that feeds the mind of young entrepreneurs while filling the stomachs of parents, teachers and students.

After spending weeks studying the art of making bread, testing several recipes and discussing what would be needed to open the bakery, the class wrote a proposal to Head of School Dr. Charles Fasano to ask for a $100 loan to purchase supplies for their venture.

After selling an assortments of treats - this year featured Hawaiian Bread, Irish Soda Bread, Focaccia, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Brownies, Lemon Poppyseed Muffins and Corn Muffins - for 50 cents a piece to visitors, the students were able to not only return the $100 to Dr. Fasano but were also left with a profit of over $550!

The next big decision was what to do with the bakery profits. The class decided to have a Pizza, Pasta, and Ice Cream Party to celebrate all of their hard work and then to donate the rest. After asking the Kindergarten families to suggest charities that are near and dear to their hearts, the children voted and decided to donate the rest of the profits to Operation CR. This is a charity that supports children in need with food, clothing and toys.

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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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