international Students

At Bay Ridge Prep we celebrate diversity. Our school community includes individuals hailing from Britain, mainland China, France, Hong Kong, Korea, Myanmar, the Philippines, South Africa, Turkey and Venezuela. Our surrounding community is also culturally rich with people from all over the globe, and we at Bay Ridge Prep value the opportunity to learn about new cultures and embrace different ways of  thinking and viewing the world. As educators, we aim to prepare all students for life after high school in our increasingly globalized world. Our international students are an invaluable part of the fabric that weaves our school together.

International students have a chance to learn about American culture, gain fluency in English, and understand the United States’educational systems in preparation for attending American colleges and universities. They may take full advantage of enrichment in the arts, athletics, community service and extracurricular activities, leaving them well prepared academically in addition to becoming well-rounded global citizens.

For more information about the International Student Program (ISP), please see the program overview.


To begin the application process, you must create a login on Ravenna by clicking the APPLY ONLINE button belowMake sure to create your account using an email address you will have access to throughout the admissions season as this will be your primary email contact with our school.


  • Select Bay Ridge Prep in the the School Directory (we are the first on the list) and click the APPLY button.
  • Complete our Online Application Form.
  • Delegate 2 Teacher Assessments to be sent directly to the teachers. Teachers will then send back to us.
  • Upload copies of report cards from the past 2 years, including your child's most recent report card. 
  • Upload copies of any evaluations, standardized tests, photos or anything else you would like us to have.
  • Upload English Test Scores (SLEP, TOEFL or IELTS).
  • Submit bank statements of person responsible for tuition payment.
  • Upload a copy of passport.
  • Complete the $60 application fee payment and submit application by clicking the Pay & Submit button. 


The International Student Program offers services that will assist students whose primary language is not English. The program will enhance their communication skills, allowing them to reach their goals in language development and educational readiness. Inclusion into core subject classes will further enrich an international student’s academic experience, adding valuable social interactions furthering their language skills.

For the 2017-2018 school year, tuition for the International Program at Bay Ridge Prep is:

Grade 6     $29,550
Grade 7     $30,000
Grade 8     $30,550
Grade 9     $33,600
Grade 10   $34,750
Grade 11   $35,750
Grade 12   $37,500


Bay Ridge Prep has partnerships with the following agency:
Ivy International Group
While you are welcome to apply on your own if you require assistance on the application process, you can reach out to Ivy International Group.

We do not offer housing for international students. Students who need homestay arrangements must work with either Green Planet Homestay or Ivy International Group.


After all application materials are received, our Admissions Committee will review the application. If the applicant is a good match for our program, we will contact you to set up an interview (typically via Skype). This is a great opportunity for students and parents to ask questions.

Approximately 2 - 3 weeks after the interview, the admissions committee will notify the prospective family (or agency) of the applicant's admission status.  If the student is accepted and offered a seat, instructions for enrollment are included in the decision letter.


If you are an accepted student, in order to process your I-20, we require the following:

  • Signed contract and tuition payment. (Keep these documents with you during travel)
  • Copy of visa/passport  (Keep these documents with you during travel)
  • Bank statement of person responsible for tuition payment  (Keep these documents with you during travel)
  • Affadavit of support
  • Current foreign address
  • Bay Ridge Prep medical form and immunization history (these forms will be emailed to you upon acceptance).  
Once you have received your I-20 form please go to to pay the I-901 fee and send us proof of payment. Keep a copy of the fee payment with your documents during travel. 
  • 8101 Ridge Boulevard
  • Brooklyn, New York 11209
  • Tel: 718.833.9090
  • Fax: 718.833.6680
  • 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.


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.

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 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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