Each classroom at Boys Prep Bronx is named after an inspirational individual. These classroom “namesakes” are selected as outstanding men of achievement whom Boys Prep students can identify with, look up to, and study.
Our namesakes wear many hats; many are known for accomplishments across sectors. Here is a list of our namesakes arranged into groups by the fields in which they first became known as trailblazers and influential role models – although many defy categorization as they belong in a league of their own!
- Lin-Manuel Miranda and Tommy Kail: composer-star and director of both the Tony Award-winning "In the Heights," and the upcoming musical "Hamilton"
- Willie Colon: Bronx born musican and social activist
- Derek Jeter: American baseball shortstop who played entire career with the New York Yankees
- Jackie Robinson: first African-American player in Major League Baseball
- Joe Echevarria: Former CEO of Deloitte LLP and current Chair of President Obama's My Brothers Keeper Alliance
- Peter Peterson: 20th United States Secretary of Commerce, investment banker, and philanthropist
- Fernando Ferrer: former Borough President of the Bronx, during his term the Bronx saw a significant drop in crime,and a steady rise in business and real estate
- Barack Obama: 44th President of the United States, and the first African American to hold the office