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Where the most CREATIVEPASSIONATE, and BRIGHTEST scholar is always a BOY!

Our unique approach places equal emphasis on character development, college knowledge, and academic excellence through an integrated curriculum to ensure all of our students are on a path to our North Star to College Completion and beyond. Our schools establish a culture of joy weaved in with the expectation of learning and critical thinking. Scholars are recognized for academic achievement in equal measures to their representation of our core values.

Public Prep has displayed high levels of student achievement and standards. I am fortunate to have my son enrolled in Boys Prep Bronx. Every week I am more and more elated about the curriculum and opportunities for the children.
-Ms. Fields-Frisco, Boys Prep Parent



Boys Prep is the first and only all-boys PreK-8 public school in the Bronx. After three years of being "co-located" in shared and inadequate public space, Boys Prep Bronx won a landmark legal decision that guarantees permanent public funding for private facilities. As a result, Boys Prep Bronx has opened an 85,000-square-foot building in the heart of the South Bronx.

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When you are a part of a staff like this, where everyone is thinking about what is best for the boys we teach, it makes you excited to go to work each day.
-Greg Schneider, Dean of Culture, Boys Prep Bronx Elementary School

Dear Boys Prep Bronx Families,

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! My name is Dr. Khalek Kirkland and I am honored to lead the PrePrep through 6th grade campus of the illustrious Boys Prep Bronx.  At Boys Prep and PrePrep we seek to challenge and inspire scholars to set them on a path to academic excellence while helping them evolve into strong young men. We have created a warm yet rigorous culture where our scholars develop into individuals with robust character by adopting the core values of community/brotherhood, merit, responsibility, and scholarship.  

Beyond character, our scholars are academically trained to compete by mastering the ability to think profoundly across disciplines, with a particular focus on science, the arts, and math.  Our goal is that through hard work and dedication, every Boys Prep graduate will complete college and become men of bold intellect. They will be empathetic leaders who are knowledgeable and curious about the world. They will be goal-oriented decision-makers empowered to make choices that will lead to life success.  

I have had the pleasure of working with children for over twenty years as a teacher/administrator, and that experience has led me to understand that students learn best when they are surrounded by individuals who truly believe in their potential and encourage them to be their very best. 

Teachers and other adults at THE Boys Prep employ the intellectual risk-taking, effective use of data while modeling empathy that ultimately shapes our scholars. In our morning meetings our boys will learn the full gamut of interpersonal and study skills that will unlock the rewards of friendships and finding joy in brotherhood. We are honored to host a co-ed PreK program for girls and boys. Our PrePrep girls automatically enroll at our Sister School, Girls Prep Bronx Elementary for grades K and beyond. 

None of this is accidental. Boys Prep is the first and only all-boys, free-tuition K-6 school in the Bronx. THE Boys Prep’s excellence stems from time-tested traditions and scientifically based frameworks such as differentiated lesson planning based on student ability and a community empowered by a growth mindset and simple yet defining gestures such as requiring eye contact when shaking hands.  

You will often hear me talk about my own children, KJ and Kennedy, and my strong desire to see them succeed. What I want for the future of my own children is exactly what I want (and expect) for every scholar at THE Boys Prep. 

With courage and passion, I look forward to contributing to the joy of learning at THE Boys Prep Bronx Elementary while honoring the families that have entrusted us with their children's minds and character.

Always in Education,

Khalek Kirkland, Ed.D.

Principal, Boys Prep Bronx


Phone: 718-742-4321