Dear Boys Prep Bronx Families,
Welcome to the 2018-19 school year! My name is Dr. Khalek Kirkland and I am honored to lead the PrePrep through 5th grade campus of the illustrious Boys Prep Bronx. It has been said that a boy has two jobs: one is just being a boy and the other is becoming a man. At Boys Prep we seek to challenge and inspire young boys to set them on a path to academic excellence while helping them evolve into strong young men. At Boys Prep, we have created a warm yet rigorous culture where our scholars develop into individuals with robust character by adopting the core values of 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 Boys Prep employ the intellectual risk-taking, effective use of data while modeling empathy that ultimately shapes our scholars. In our morning meetings and unity 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.
None of this is accidental. 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 Boys Prep Bronx while honoring the families that have entrusted us with their children's minds and character!
Dr. Khalek Kirkland