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Public Prep

About Us

Boys Prep Bronx Elementary opened in fall 2014 and currently serves grades K-4.

We are well on our way to renovating the future home of Boys Prep Bronx, the first and only all-boys public elementary school in the Bronx. The learning space is going to be an incredible 80,000 square foot building for our boys, and it will house grades PrePrep through 8th grade, to ensure our boys get a strong start. Thank you to all the Boys Prep families who joined in the fight to secure the public funding to build and renovate this facility. When Boys Prep and our families work together in partnership, there is nothing that can stop us from doing amazing things for our boys.

Long term, this beautiful building will house Boys Prep Bronx, PrePrep through 8th grade. The renovations will require one year to complete. As a result, for the 2017-18 school year, Boys Prep Bronx will be split across two campuses. Please see below for more information.


Lower Campus Upper Campus
Address Lower Campus
1025 Morrison Avenue

Bronx, NY 10472

Upper Campus
1695 Seward Avenue

Bronx, NY 10473

Grades Served Kindergarten - 2nd 3rd-4th
School Leadership Team Interim Principal: Trevor Naidoo
Lower Academic Director: Ozzy Ramirez
Dean of Culture: Greg Schneider
Director of Operations: Mahmoud Fleary
Operations Staff:
Lenin Ovalles and Naded Santos

Interim Principal: Trevor Naidoo
Dean of Culture: Greg Schneider
Operations Manager: Abdias Rivas
Operations Associate: Patria Rodriguez

Contact Information T: (718) 328-2139

T: (718) 860-8774
F: (718) 860-8777

School Hours Breakfast: 7:50 AM
School Hours: 8:20 AM- 4:20 PM
Wednesday Dismissal: 1:20 PM

Breakfast: 8:00 AM
School Hours: 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM
Wednesday Dismissal: 1:30 PM

BussingYellow bus service is available for all K-2 scholars. Bus stops are currently being set based on student addresses and notice will be sent when they are confirmed. Questions may be directed to Abdias Rivas in the main office: 718-860-8774. Please note bus service is unavailable until Thursday, September 7. Yellow bus service is still being determined for scholars in grades 3-4. Please call the main office with any questions.


Mission

At Boys Prep, scholars are challenged to think and work hard every day.

We start early with the end of college completion in mind.

We create a warm and joyful culture of rigor in which scholars build strong character by adopting the core values of brotherhood, merit, responsibility, and scholarship.

Our scholars master the ability to read, write, listen, speak, create, and think deeply across disciplines, with a particular focus on science, the arts, and math. They work independently and in teams to solve problems collaboratively.

A Boys Prep alum will be a resilient young man of bold intellect. He will be an empathetic leader, knowledgeable and curious about the world. He will be a goal-oriented decision-maker empowered to make choices that will lead to life success.

Boys Prep is part of Public Prep, the nation’s only non-profit network that exclusively develops exceptional, tuition-free PreK and single-sex elementary and middle public schools. We are determined to graduate 8th grade scholars who thrive in “right-fit,” high-performing public, private, or parochial high schools, and ultimately earn a degree from a four-year college or university.

History

Boys Prep Bronx, the first all-boys public elementary school in the Bronx, opened in 2014 to change the narrative for generations of young men of color by starting their educational journey early to put them on a path to college completion.

Boys Prep is part of Public Preparatory Network, which launched in 2009 to support the administrative demand of the schools, to assist in the replication and start-up process and to open future single-sex public elementary and middle schools in New York City.

Public Prep’s flagship school, Girls Prep Lower East Side, launched as NYC's first and only public all-girls charter school in 2005. Girls Prep LES was founded on the belief that parents, regardless of their race or income level, should have the power to choose a great public school for their children. Likewise, if parents wanted their daughters to experience a rigorous, single-gender environment, they should also have that option. The absence of single-sex public schools for underserved and under-resourced communities was unacceptable.

Over the years, Girls Prep LES expanded as the first cohort of students advanced to the next grade. Public Prep’s founders considered Girls Prep LES to be a success based on the high performance of Girls Prep LES students on the New York State Assessments as compared to their peers. Likewise, the increasing demand demonstrated by the lottery wait list signaled to the founders a need for more public, high-quality, single-sex schools in New York City. As such, Public Prep’s founders decided to replicate the Girls Prep LES model in the Bronx and committed to serving existing Girls Prep LES students and families through middle school. Thus, in 2009, Public Prep launched a middle school campus, Girls Prep LES Middle School, and a new school, Girls Prep Bronx.

Public Prep now supports three schools on five campuses, Girls Prep Lower East Side, Girls Prep Bronx, and Boys Prep Bronx.

  • Sisterhood
  • Scholarship
  • Responsibility
  • Merit

Public Prep Network, Inc.

  • 441 East 148th Street
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  • Bronx, NY 10455
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  • T: 212-346-6000
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  • F: 212-346-9096
  • Upper Campus (3-4)
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  • 1695 Seward Avenue, Room 219
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  • Bronx, NY 10473
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  • T: 718-860-8774
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  • F: 718-860-8777
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  • Lower Campus (K-2)
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  • 1025 Morrison Avenue
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  • Bronx, NY 10472
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  • T: 718-328-2139
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