Brooklyn Preparatory School

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Brooklyn Preparatory School
Address
1150 Carroll Street
Brooklyn, New York City
Coordinates Coordinates: 40°40′1″N 73°57′9″W / 40.66694°N 73.95250°W / 40.66694; -73.95250
Information
Type Private, all-male
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Opened 1908
Closed 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]

Alumni[edit]

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.

Faculty[edit]

Noted faculty included:

  • Daniel Berrigan, SJ - peace activist and distinguished author and poet
  • John C. Lawn - varsity basketball coach, who became Drug Enforcement Administration Administrator, COO of the New York Yankees, and CEO of The Century Council
  • Anthony J. Paone, SJ - author of several religious books
  • Charles Winans - a noted teacher whose life and influence on students was detailed in the privately published book titled Charlie's Prep
  • Thomas V. Bermingham, SJ - Once head of the New York province of the Jesuit order and the church's foremost Greek classicist.

References[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ Berger, Joseph (2012-01-24). "At Brooklyn Prep, Paterno Learned Latin and Bravado". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Brooklyn Jesuit Prep website
  3. ^ a b c d e f g * "Alumni and Honorary Alumni Awards".  (official site)

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