Dress Code

Bay Ridge Prep students are expected to dress appropriately for school and according to the standards set for each grade level. Unless otherwise specified by a school director or the Head of School, students are expected to be in dress code at all times during the school day.

Bay Ridge Prep-branded clothing can be purchased from Lands' End, however, most dress code items can be purchased from a vendor of choice.

Lower School Dress Code

Tops: Short-sleeve or long-sleeve polo shirts, t-shirts and buttoned down, collared shirts may be worn. All shirts and sweaters must be solid colored and free of any logo. We love school spirit! Bay Ridge Prep shirts such as Tiger Trot shirts, club/team/athletic shirts, etc. are also permitted. Bay Ridge Prep polos and athletic t-shirts, while optional, are available from Lands' End.

Bottoms:
Properly fitted dress pants, leggings, corduroy pants or denim pants in khaki, black, navy or gray may be worn. Skirts and Skorts in khaki, black, navy or gray may be worn. These are available from Lands' End.

During warm weather, students may choose to wear shorts in khaki, black, navy or gray.  These are available from Lands' End or a vendor of choice. Crop/Capri pants in khaki, black, navy or gray are also permitted.

Footwear
: Sneakers and rubber soled shoes are encouraged daily because our students have active days. For safety reasons, we do not allow flip-flops, open-toed shoes or other footwear that is hazardous while walking up and down stairs.

Middle School Dress Code

In lieu of a formal dress code, our intention is that students will come to school dressed ready to learn and be positive representatives of our community. We want to allow room for individual expression while supporting our school values and respecting others within our school. Our expectation is for students to always wear clothing that is neat, respectful to oneself and others, and in good condition.

As we are an academic institution, we expect that students’ clothing will always be appropriate to the setting, tasteful, and free of any offensive imagery and/or language. Clothing should also be non-revealing and private areas of the body must be covered at all times. We expect under-garments to be covered, shirts to have straps and/or sleeves, and all attire to be free of intentional rips and tears. For safety reasons, we do not allow flip-flops, open-toed shoes or other footwear that is hazardous while walking up and down stairs.

Finally, items with our school logos are encouraged and always welcome!  We are happy to share school pride. Bay Ridge Prep shirts such as Tiger Trot shirts, club/team/athletic shirts, etc. are always permitted. Bay Ridge Prep polos and athletic t-shirts, while optional, are available from Lands' End.

We hope this clarifies our goal to support an environment that is focused, productive, supportive, welcoming, and safe.

Upper School Boys Dress Code

This is the Upper School Boys Dress Code, effective Sept. 2018. Note that special 'dress up' days/events will be announced periodically throughout the school year.

 

SHIRTS

  • Solid colored long sleeve collared shirts are to be worn during the standard dress code period. 

  • During the spring dress code period, students may wear solid colored polo shirts. Bay Ridge Prep polos, while optional, are available from Lands' End


PANTS
Dress pants or dress jeans in khaki, black, brown, navy blue, or gray may be worn. No regular blue jeans, sweats, or ripped jeans.

SHORTS
During the spring dress code period only, boys may wear knee-length shorts in khaki, black, navy blue, gray, or other earth tones. 

SWEATERS
For cold months, sweaters or cardigans in solid colors (without designs or big words) can be worn. No sweatshirts or hoodies. 

SHOES

  • Dress or smart casual footwear in black, brown, or other earth tones are to be worn with standard dress code. Avoid bright colors.

  • Warm footwear can be worn during the colder months.

  • For safety, sandals and open-toed shoes are not permitted at any time.

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Students participate in physical education once a week in the afternoon and change into athletic gear prior to the class. Physical Education attire may be purchased from a vendor of choice and is also available at Lands' End. Students may not participate in gym without sneakers. It is recommended that students keep a pair of sneakers in their locker.

Upper School Girls Dress Code

This is the Upper School Girls Dress Code, effective Sept. 2018. Note that special 'dress up' days/events will be announced periodically throughout the school year.


SHIRTS
Girls are expected to wear professional attire. No t-shirts, tank tops, low cut, or midriff tops. Girls may wear long sleeve solid colored polo shirts or button down collared dress shirts. Bay Ridge Prep polos, while optional, are available from Lands' End.

PANTS OR SKIRTS
Dress pants, dress jeans, or skirts in khaki, black, brown, navy blue, or gray. No regular blue jeans, sweats, or ripped jeans. Leggings can be worn with skirts.

SHORTS
During the spring dress code period only, girls may wear knee-length shorts in khaki, black, navy blue, or other earth tones. 

SWEATERS
For cold months, sweaters and cardigans in solid colors (without designs or big words) can be worn. No sweatshirts or hoodies.

SHOES

  • Dress or smart casual footwear in black, brown, or other earth tones are to be worn with standard dress code.

  • Warm footwear can be worn during the colder months.

  • For safety, high heels, platform shoes, sandals, and open-toed shoes are not permitted at any time.


PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Students participate in physical education once a week in the afternoon and change into athletic gear prior to the class. Physical Education attire is available at Lands' End or may be purchased from a vendor of choice.  Students may not participate in gym without sneakers. It is recommended that students keep a pair of sneakers in their locker.

Physical Education Attire

Bay Ridge Prep physical education attire is available at Lands' End. Students may purchase physical education attire from Lands' End or may purchase similar clothing from a vendor of choice. Sneakers are always required to participate in physical education classes.

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

   

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.

 

 

About Us

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.

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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