about the campaign
Bay Ridge Prep has taken an exciting step forward in bolstering the growth of our school and its future by purchasing property at 7509 Shore Road in Brooklyn. Located along the miles-long stretch of Shore Road’s waterfront parkland, fields and running paths, the new 27,500 square foot property includes a facility that will undergo a full renovation before opening to students during the 2024-2025 school year. The new building, along with its on-site outdoor space and the neighboring park, will allow us to enhance all of Bay Ridge Prep’s current programs. It will alleviate space constraints while making it possible to expand the teaching and learning opportunities for future generations of Bay Ridge Prep students, faculty and staff.
Our School. Our Future. The Campaign for Bay Ridge Prep is a multi-year capital fundraising drive that will play a key role, along with bank financing, in the development of this new space. Architects have been engaged and our school’s leadership team has toured the property several times to plan out how this new space will enrich the entire school. Demolition and a complete gut renovation of the existing building on the property started in Summer 2022 as part of Phase 1 of this project. Once completed, Grades 9-12 will move to Shore Road while space there will also be available for use by Grades K-8. Phase 2 will include the addition of a second building consisting of a gym space that can also serve as a versatile venue for school community events.
Purchasing this property is the result of a journey that began in 2016 when our administration and trustees commenced an active search for property and funding that would enable us to meet the increasing demand for a Bay Ridge Prep education. As we look toward our 25th anniversary, we are pleased to move into our next quarter-century with this incredible opportunity.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I support the campaign?
Please visit our Support page to learn about different ways you can help support the future of our school.
What type of spaces will be on Shore Road?
When will the property open?
How much did the property cost?
The cost to purchase this property was $8.25 million. The purchase, renovations and upgrades to the facility are being supported by financing from Connect One Bank, previous fundraising initiatives and by Our School. Our Future. The Campaign for Bay Ridge Prep.
Is there transportation to Shore Road?
The Shore Road property is accessible by various MTA bus routes, it is a short walk from the 77th Street “R” train subway station and is in close proximity to the NYC Ferry landing at the 69th Street Pier.
What was previously on the Shore Road property?
The property is the former residence and offices of Redemptorist priests. The Redemptorists built the current structure in the 1950s and vacated the property in 2019.
Contact Bay Ridge Prep
Fundraising & Supporting the Campaign:
View our Support page or contact Development Director Alan Bernstein via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 718.833.9090.
Media and Other Inquiries:
Contact Communications Director Anthony Hazell ’02 at email@example.com
or call 718.833.9090.