Thank you to ChildSight® for providing free in-school vision screenings and new prescription eyeglasses to our BJP students. This program fills a critical health services gap for children with limited to no access to quality basic health or vision care services.
Each student needing glasses selects their own frames from a wide variety of trendy styles—after all, if kids don’t like their glasses, they are not likely to wear them! Their new eyeglasses will be delivered to BJP within one to two weeks.
The first day back from Christmas Break marked the thirteenth annual Renew the Spirit of Camp all-school retreat. Students spent the day in their camp advisories reminiscing about the good times at Fairfield University, the many activities at camp, the growth they made during the summer, and the goals they set for themselves. At Mass, Fr. Ralph Rivera, SJ celebrated the Feast of the Epiphany with the student body. His homily touched on what it means to be wise. Father shared with our students being wise is knowing the right thing to do and then doing it. It was a great day to get centered for the rest of the school year.
Our BJP family met on Xavier High School's basketball courts for the Graduate Support Program's annual alumni basketball tournament. Alumni competed in a friendly 3-on-3 basketball tournament. After the games, alumni sat down to a nice meal and caught up on high school and college life, reconnecting with friends and meeting other alumni.
In addition to helping current 8th graders with the high school admissions process, the Graduate Support Program maintains a relationship with graduates throughout high school and college. Just another unique experience that makes up the BJP way of educating and caring for the whole person. Learn more about the three cohesive BJP programs by clicking here.
All are welcome to join our school community
as we celebrate Mass.
09/07/18 - 10:00 a.m.
Mass of the Holy Spirit
11/01/18 - 10:00 a.m.
Feast of All Saints Mass
12/07/18 - 10:00 a.m.
Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass
01/02/19 - 3:00 p.m.
03/06/19 - 10:00 a.m.
Ash Wednesday Mass
04/12/19 - 2:30 p.m.
Stations of the Cross
05/30/19 - 10:00 a.m.
Feast of the Ascension Mass
05/31/19 - 2:00 p.m.
St. Teresa of Avila Church
563 Sterling Place
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Brooklyn Jesuit Prep will welcome back our students on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. The building will once again be alive with the energy of 100 middle-school students. Our faculty and staff have been preparing for the new school year throughout the summer break. Please keep our school community in your prayers as we begin the 2018-2019 school year.
The class of 2018 celebrated its commencement on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at St. Teresa of Avila church. This class of 23 students was offered scholarships worth more than $240,000 and accepted in excess of $172,000. The following Catholic schools will welcome our alumni this September: Bishop Loughlin High School, Cristo Rey Brooklyn, Cristo Rey New York, Fontbonne Hall Academy, Loyola School, Nazareth High School, Notre Dame High School, St. Jean Baptiste High School, St. Vincent Ferrer High School, Xaverian High School, and Xavier High School. Additionally, the following public high schools will welcome our alumni this September: Brooklyn High School of the Arts, Clara Barton High School, Edward Murrow High School, Providence High School (NC), Science Skills Center High School, and Uniondale High School (LI). Our Graduate Support Director will stay in touch with them through this important transition and monitor their continued academic successes. After many years of preparation, in the classroom and at summer camp, we are proud and excited for them to take the next step on their education journey.
As part of the 8th grade religion curriculum, students learn about church history and Catholic Social Teaching. During the last marking period, students read Fr. Greg Boyle's book Tattoos on the Heart as a way to see all their textbook learning come together in real life stories. Fr. Boyle is the founder of Homeboy Industries, a gang intervention program in LA. This year, the 8th graders were given the special opportunity to meet Fr. Boyle when he spoke at Xavier High School. Students were moved by his and the homies' stories. Of course, they couldn't pass up the opportunity to get some signed books!
Thanks to the generosity of Poly Prep, BJP held our annual field day on May 4th, 2018. After spending the morning at BJP reflecting on goals for the upcoming camp season and creating a camp contract for themselves, students loaded the buses and headed to Poly. Once there, the student government utilized Poly's fields and organized relay races, dodgeball and kickball games, and tug-o-war. One of the female advisory groups beat everyone in tug-o-war this year, including against the staff! It was a day full of fun, teamwork, and motivation for our brothers and sisters.
The 5th graders made a trip to the National Museum of Mathematics. After working diligently on their New York State Tests, the entire grade had a fun afternoon learning how math is all around them and how much fun math can be. Students ate a yummy lunch at Shake Shack before participating in a code breaking activity at the museum. Once they broke the code, they were free to explore the many hands-on exhibits the museum has to offer to help teach math concepts (see the picture of the mirror to help teach symmetry). Upon returning to school, one student commented, "I didn't know a museum could be so much fun!"
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