International Student Program

The International Student Program (ISP) offers services that assist students whose country of origin is not the United States whether their primary language is English or not. The program enhances their critical thinking skills, communication skills and supports them in reaching their academic goals as well as the skills necessary for successfully studying in a foreign country.

While international students have a curriculum tailored for their unique experience studying in a foreign country, they take core subject classes fully integrated with the local student body. Inclusion into core subject classes enriches an international student’s academic experience, adding valuable social interactions and furthering language skills. Additional support is given to build on students’ knowledge of subjects related to vocabulary, content knowledge, utilization of cognitive knowledge and study skills. Accommodations such as time extension and separate location for tests will be provided as needed. Advisory and counseling groups are available to help acclimate students to their new environment in addition to TOEFL prep, Verbal SAT prep and speech and language support.

Students are encouraged to participate in sports, clubs and other extracurricular activities. International students may enjoy specialized classes that support the academic and personal growth opportunities only studying in the United States can provide. English as a New Language (ENL) classes focus on grammar, reading, writing, listening and speaking skills that support students’ work in their core curriculum. Other classes tailored for international students concentrate on the unique character and historical attributes of U.S. culture that are integral in succeeding in academic study here. Students are given level-appropriate reading material and learn how to interpret and analyze text.

  • 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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