Brooklyn Preparatory School

Brooklyn Preparatory School
Schola Praeparatoria Brooklyniensis
1150 Carroll Street
Brooklyn, New York City, United States
Coordinates Coordinates: 40°40′1″N 73°57′9″W / 40.66694°N 73.95250°W / 40.66694; -73.95250
Type Private, all-male
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Opened 1908 (1908)
Closed 1972 (1972)
Grades 9-12
Color(s) Blue and White
Mascot Eagle
Newspaper Blue Jug

Brooklyn Preparatory School, known as Brooklyn Prep, was a highly selective Jesuit preparatory school founded by the Society of Jesus in 1908. The school educated generations of young men from throughout New York City and Long Island until its closure in 1972.[1]

The Prep was located on 1150 Carroll Street in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, New York. The grounds and buildings are presently part of Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York (CUNY). Located next to the Prep was the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, which was also run by the Jesuits and which was closed in 2011.

As a Jesuit institution, Brooklyn Prep was noted for its religious values, classical roots (e.g., Latin and Greek), and dress code (ties and jackets) – all part of its goal of turning out well-rounded, educated men. Most of its graduates matriculated to four-year colleges. It was part of a group of eight Jesuit secondary schools in New York and New Jersey (Regis, Xavier, Loyola, Fordham Prep, St. Peter's Prep, Canisius and McQuaid).

The 100th anniversary of the school was celebrated by alumni and former faculty in October 2008.

In 2003, New York Nativity began "Brooklyn Jesuit Prep", a co-educational middle school in the former St. Teresa's School at Sterling Place and Classon Avenue in Crown Heights, providing Jesuit-taught tuition-free education for 5th through 8th grades.[2]


Among Brooklyn Prep's notable alumni are:

The Brooklyn Prep Alumni Association keeps the memory of the school alive by hosting an annual alumni dinner in New York City and by the maintenance of an Alumni Association Fund, which supports scholarships and educational causes.


Noted faculty included:




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