Brooklyn Preparatory School

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Brooklyn Preparatory School
Schola Praeparatoria Brooklyniensis
1150 Carroll Street

CoordinatesCoordinates: 40°40′1″N 73°57′9″W / 40.66694°N 73.95250°W / 40.66694; -73.95250
TypePrivate, all-male
MottoSanctitas, Scientia, Sanitas
(Holiness, Knowledge, Health)
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
(Society of Jesus)
Opened1908 (112 years ago) (1908)
Closed1972 (48 years ago) (1972)
OversightJesuit Province of New York
PresidentRev. Eamon G. Taylor, SJ (1972)
HeadmasterRev. John D. Alexander, SJ (1972)
Color(s)         Blue and white
Song"Blue and White Victory March"
Athletics conferenceCHSAA
SportsBaseball, basketball, football, hockey, swimming, tennis
Team nameEagles
PublicationThe Brooklyn Prep Magazine
Andros (literary magazine)
NewspaperBlue Jug
YearbookBlue Book
Communities servedBrooklyn, Long Island

Brooklyn Preparatory School, commonly referred to 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]

Notable alumni[edit]

Among Brooklyn Prep's notable alumni are:

Notable faculty[edit]

Noted faculty included:


  1. ^ Berger, Joseph (January 24, 2012). "At Brooklyn Prep, Paterno Learned Latin and Bravado". The New York Times. Retrieved August 22, 2012.
  2. ^ Brooklyn Jesuit Prep website Archived July 9, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g * "Alumni and Honorary Alumni Awards". Archived from the original on December 13, 2007. (official site)

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