Bay Ridge Preparatory School

  • We explicitly teach skills that build emotional and social intelligence which help students create healthy and satisfying relationships in and outside of school.
  • We provide students the freedom and responsibility to pursue their interests through open ended projects, course selections and student-initiated clubs.
  • We emphasize innovation, creativity and practical application over acquiring rote knowledge that can be easily accessed on any digital device.We build social responsibility through school-wide, student-selected community service initiatives and projects.
  • We offer a full array of arts programs including jazz ensemble, ceramics, wood working, graphic design, theater arts, music composition, band, chorus and studio art.
  • We value all athletes and celebrate team spirit and positivity in our championship athletic program.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia / Language-based or Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded1998

Student Body

Total Students387 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Bay Ridge Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers90 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses7 courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Dress Code Required)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Admissions DirectorAlissa Roeder


Total Sports Offered13 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Golf, Martial Arts, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFencing,
GolfMartial Arts,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Winter Track


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.18 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Anime, Chess, Culinary Arts, Literary Journal, Martial Arts, Newspaper, Photography, Tennis, Track, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Art, Band, Dance, Drama/Theatre, Jazz Band, Music/Vocal Lessons, Pottery

Recreational Athletic Programs:

School Notes

  • We provide students with tools of inquiry that will promote their success in life. In addition to learning important facts and concepts, students use research methods to identify and solve problems, to analyze and evaluate information, and to synthesize and apply the results to new situations. In this context, teachers become facilitators of learning. We seek to help students attain a deeper understanding of concepts and issues that are pervasive and enduring.
  • We recognize that motivation to learn increases when students are confident about their abilities, advocate for their educational pursuits, and identify connections between what they are learning and their own lives. Teachers strengthen the self-efficacy of their students by organizing instruction around the variety of ways students learn and engaging students in integrative learning experiences that utilize the broad spectrum of their skills and abilities. 
  • We value the importance of emotional intelligence in helping students create lives that are professionally satisfying and personally fulfilling. Toward that end we create a school community that includes the following: cooperative and experiential learning, role modeling in social interactions among the teachers and students, and school-wide practices that develop self-awareness and encourage social responsibility. 
  • We believe that individuals have a greater impact on the world when they are self-confident, cognizant of their strengths and weaknesses, and prepared to pursue their interests and passions. Students are exposed to issues that challenge their beliefs, values, and actions, and to experiences that celebrate differences among themselves and others. Through active involvement in building community consciousness within the immediate school environment, students' horizons are broadened to include issues of social justice. Students begin to understand and pursue the responsibilities of being citizens of local, national and global communities.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Brooklyn
    Grades: NS-12 | 235 students
    0.1 miles
    8515 Ridge Boulevard
    Brooklyn, NY 11209
    (718) 238-3308
    0.1 NS-12
  • Brooklyn
    Grades: PK-12 | 917 students
    4.7 miles
    181 Lincoln Place
    Brooklyn, NY 11217
    (718) 534-6060
    4.7 PK-12
  • Brooklyn
    Grades: NS-12 | 1120 students
    0.9 miles
    9216 Seventh Ave
    Brooklyn, NY 11228
    (718) 836-9800
    0.9 NS-12
  • Brooklyn
    Grades: PK-12 | 1023 students
    5.1 miles
    170 Joralemon St
    Brooklyn, NY 11201
    (718) 250-0221
    5.1 PK-12
  • Brooklyn
    Grades: K-8 | 1115 students
    3.7 miles
    2937 86th Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11223
    (718) 333-0300
    3.7 K-8

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
Bay Ridge Prep is an exceptional school. My daughter is well respected and treated as an individual. Her teachers are bright, caring and thoughtful. The course work is appropriately rigorous. The students delve deep into subject areas and gain an impressive level of understanding. There is very little busy work so each assignment is meaningful and intended to build on the previous assignment. I am thoroughly impressed and grateful for her and my experience.
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This is a wonderful school. Caring teachers, son is happier than ever. Couldn't ask for more!
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I am so happy my children attend Bay Ridge Prep. I have one child in the lower school and one in the high school. The academics are superb, the teachers make learning fun. The kids love working on projects and they build great teamwork skills. The faculty is so nice - they truly care and love teaching.The school is small so the teachers know all the students and parents and that makes the school feel like family. I highly recommend Bay Ridge Prep.
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WOW. I have so much to say about this school, I dont know if I could say it in about a paragraph. Everyone is a family here, the teachers and staff go out of there way to get to know each student individually. I struggle with learning disabilities and BRP goes out of it's way to help me in what ever I need. I''ve been going since I was in 6th grade, and I''m in 12th now. I love it, I couldnt ask for a better family and support system.
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