This campaign is not just about a building. It is about expanding our ability to affect the trajectory of children’s lives.
The story of Bay Ridge Prep has always been focused on our unique program and instruction. Until now, we have adapted existing buildings to support our mission. This purchase and subsequent renovation marks the first time since the school was founded nearly 25 years ago that we can fully design a facility to support the outstanding educational outcomes that define Bay Ridge Prep. The additional space the Shore Road property provides will enable us to better meet the needs of current and future Bay Ridge Prep students and enter an exciting era of new possibilities.
With the support of our community, we can make the following a reality:
A new Shore Road facility for Grades 9-12 to move into during the 2024-2025 school year. Just steps away from waterfront parkland and athletic fields, the new property will also include private outdoor space and other areas that the entire school community can make use of.
Modern space for student-artists to work together on creating stunning visual pieces that adorn the hallways of the school buildings.
Music classes will have a space for students to experience an array of different instruments while student clubs like the Jazz Band will have an area to rehearse for recitals.
A private, outdoor rooftop space will enhance the possibilities available for outdoor teaching and learning, plus provide space for students and faculty to complete independent work and socialize.
Multipurpose spaces for collaborative work, studying and recreation.
New spaces for small group learning, meetings and student collaboration.
In Phase 2 of the project, a residential building on the 75th Street/Bay Ridge Parkway side of the property will be removed to accommodate construction of a new gymnasium and additional classrooms.
The full scale of the Shore Road Property will include:
- Creation of new classrooms to enhance project-based learning
- New spaces to provide support for smaller group instruction
- 2 modern science labs
- 2 indoor large multipurpose spaces for collaborative work, studying and recreation
- Outdoor rooftop space for teaching, learning, independent work and school events
- Outdoor lawn space on Shore Road for gathering and socialization
- Creative spaces for innovation and design
- Gymnasium and exercise space for physical education and athletics