- Grades Served
- School Contact Information
- School Hours
- After School Programming
- Community Council
- PrePrep: the Joan Ganz Cooney Early Learning Program
Boys Prep will not provide bus transportation starting in the 2018-19 school year due to the new facility's convenient location. The future home of Boys Prep Bronx will be 192 East 151st Street, convenient from the 2, 4, and 5 trains as well as the BX 1, 2 and 19 bus. Boys Prep will have student Metrocards, provided by the NYC Department of Education. For more information, please visit this page.
Please click this link and complete the Google form on the next page, to sign up for After School at Boys Prep Bronx.
Duration: September 17, 2018, to June 21, 2019
Time: 3:30 p.m. (immediately after dismissal) to 5:30 p.m.
Fee: $200 for the entire program year ($20 per month)
Providing our scholars with academic enrichment and engagement opportunities that will increase their love for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math while preparing them for college and career, with the emphasis on literacy and critical thinking skills.
BOYS PREP ELEMENTARY
Little Brothers (K - 4):
- Gray Boys Prep polo shirt with the Boys Prep logo in long or short sleeves – mandatory
Big Brothers (3 - 5):
- Light blue button down shirt with the Boys Prep logo in long or short sleeves - mandatory
- Blue/gray striped Boys Prep tie
- Solid navy blue uniform pants or uniform shorts - mandatory
- Navy pull-over sweater (with the Boys Prep logo) – optional
- Navy zip-up fleece (with the Boys Prep logo) – optional
- Socks must be worn every day. Students may wear socks in the color of their choice.
- Only sneakers may be worn during the school day. Sneakers must not have lights, wheels, or anything that is unsafe or distracting.
- Hoodies, non-uniform outerwear, jeans sweatpants, and bottoms intended for athletics are not permitted
- Bottoms may be purchased through the supplier or at your local retailer
- If your son needs to wear rain or snow boots due to the weather, he must bring sneakers to change into once he gets to school.
All scholars must wear a Boys Prep uniform every day. To find store locations and order online visit www.flynnohara.com.
The Community Council is a vibrant family-run organization that exists to give families and staff a unified voice in the school. All families are members of the Community Council and are expected to volunteer for at least two hours during the school year. Community Council officer elections are held at the end of each school year for the following school year.
The Boys Prep Elementary School Community Council Executive Board includes:
- President: Danielle Edwards - email@example.com
- Vice President: Atiyah Brown - bpccvicepresidentlower@
- Secretary: April Suazo - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Treasurer: Rosanne Vargas - email@example.com
Questions, concerns or suggestions can also be directed to bpcommunitycouncil@boysprep.
Named after the pioneering co-founder of Sesame Workshop, PrePrep: the Joan Ganz Cooney Early Learning Program provides a distinctive educational experience within a playfully rich and cognitively demanding learning environment. The Joan Ganz Cooney Early Learning Program builds upon the research from the federally-funded Ready to Learn initiative from 2005-2010, which measured the impact of educational programming, including Sesame Street episodes, on children's science and literacy skills by demonstrating the effect of media targeted at socio-emotional development.
PrePrep is a co-ed program for 4-year-olds that launched in 2014. There is a PrePrep program hosted at Girls Prep Bronx Elementary School, and Boys Prep will establish a PrePrep program starting in the 2018-19 school year. PrePrep scholars automatically matriculate into Girls Prep Bronx or Boys Prep Bronx Elementary Schools for kindergarten.
See our feature on NPR below:
The Pre-K curriculum fulfills and surpasses the requirements of New York State’s Pre-School Foundations for the Common Core (“PKFCC”). Students benefit from a curriculum that offers the right balance of joyful play, curiosity, and self-control, while also placing equal emphasis on character development (such as resiliency, optimism, determination, and gratitude), college awareness, and cognitive rigor across academic disciplines.
PURPOSE OF CONTENT-RICH MATERIAL IN PRESCHOOL:
- increase vocabulary
- enhance background knowledge to promote deeper learning
- accelerate children’s grasp of language and numeracy
- cultivate habits of mind conducive to inquisitive learning and successful social interaction.
Unique program elements:
- The program includes curated content from Sesame Workshop’s vast media library that uses engaging characters to develop critical behaviors like self-regulation. This includes, for example, the new Cookie Monster series of videos that help children learn the behavioral strategies necessary to manage emotions, navigate friendships, cope with stressful situations and improve executive function tasks, such as impulse control, working memory, focusing and shifting attention.
- In its first year, we received support from an executive at Sesame Workshop to identify new ways to use children’s media to enhance learning in the classroom, engage families in creating a rich literacy environment at home, and provide early childhood Professional Development for faculty.
THE FUTURE HOME OF BOYS PREP BRONX: 2018-2019
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 is now creating its own 80,000-square-foot building in the heart of the South Bronx, which will be the first and only all-boys PreK-8 public school in the Bronx and serving nearly 1,000 scholars at capacity.
The new home of Boys Prep will open in the 2018-2019 school year to serve PrePrep-5th grade, and will grow a grade each year until it reaches capacity at 8th grade. The future building is located at 192 East 151st Street, convenient from the 2, 4, and 5 trains!
BOYS PREP FEATURED ON WABC'S HERE AND NOW
TAKE A VISUAL WALK-THROUGH
MEET OUR SCHOOL LEADERSHIP TEAM
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