About Big Brains

Is Big Brains Preparatory for you? If you value personalized education, close connections with faculty and fellow students, and a challenging yet supportive academic environment with broad opportunities for exploration of passions and service, it probably is. BBP is known for its stimulating, resourceful, and collaborative environment—in the classroom, on our competitive teams, and around the world.

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  • Tutorial
  • Mentoring
  • Passion Project
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1. Flexible, modern learning materials that allow students and educators to design optimal learning experiences.
2.The best of all worlds: freedom to learn in new ways and structure to ensure success.

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1. Weekly meeting with trusted advisor or guide to develop individual academic and college plans, review progress and work on personal growth.

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1. A class in which a tutor gives intensive instruction in some subject to an individual student or a small group of students.

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1. A required, long-term educational assignment necessitating personal initiative, undertaken by an individual student or a group of students focused on a topic evoking a powerful or compelling feeling.

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“At Big Brains, academics are rigorous, but all of your goals are easily within reach because of the supportive environment and teachers who genuinely want to help you succeed and see you reach your full potential.”

- P.Y. ‘14

Admissions & Aid

Could Big Brains Prep be right for you? BBP seeks to enroll a diverse class of bright, energetic, and engaged students that will take advantage of BBP’s expert faculty, innovative curricula, teaching-style and project-based opportunities.

To apply to Big Brains Preparatory, students must complete either our online or paper application and submit all of the required documents by one of our corresponding application deadlines.

  • Admissions
  • Tuition and Aid
  • QuickFacts
Full Time
$32,000 (includes tuition, study materials and health insurance)
Part-time
Varies by course, Starting at $1,600 per semester credit
International
$27,000 (if necessary, plus $14,000 room and board through our partner)

Application Deadline for 2015
July 31, 2015 (after that application will be considered on a space available basis)
Payment Deadlines
One Payment: Due June 1
Three Equal Payments*: Due June 1, September 1, December 1
Ten Equal Payments*: Due June 1 and the first of each month thereafter
*Multiple payment are subject to finance charge.
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“Instead of taking students to where the school wants them to go, Big Brains asks ‘who do you want to be?’ and helps each student get there.”

- B.W., Parent

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Academics

At Big Brains Preparatory, academic excellence is expected. Big Brains Preparatory students live in an increasingly diverse, interconnected, ever-shrinking world where borders mean less and collaboration, tolerance, and intercultural communication mean more. For these reasons Big Brains Preparatory offers a rigorous, yet flexible, Common Curriculum enhanced with the broadest possible range of advanced and specialized programs and special opportunities, all of which are driven by your particular passions and dreams, abilities and commitment.

BBP offers 5 curricular pathways offering varying levels of support and challenge, as appropriate, for each student.

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  • AP
  • Honors
  • Core
  • Literacy Advantage
  • Foundations
Math
Algebra (I & II)
Geometry
Precalculus

World Languages
French (I & II)
Spanish (I & II)

Science
Earth Science
Physical Science
BIology
Chemistry
Physics
English
Introduction to Literature & Composition
Critical Reading & Effective Writing
American Literature
British & World Literature
Social Studies
Geography & World Cultures
World History
World History to Renaissance
U.S. History
U.S. History to Civil War
U.S. History since Civil War
U.S. & Global Economics
U.S. Government and Politics
Math
Introductory Algebra
Algebra (I & II)
Geometry
Mathematics (I, II & III)
Precalculus
Financial Literature
Liberal Arts Math
Mathematics of Personal Finance
Probability & Statistics
English
English (9, 10, 11 & 12)
Introduction to Literature & Composition
Critical Reading & Effective Writing
American Literature
British & World Literature
Creative Writing
Media Literacy
Reading Skills & Strategies
Writing Skills & Strategies
Soc. Studies
Geography & World Cultures
World History
World History to Renaissance
U.S. History
U.S. History to Civil War
U.S. History since Civil War
U.S. Government and Politics
U.S. & Global Economics
Multicultural Studies
Sociology
Languages
French (I & II)
Spanish (I, II & III)
Mandarin Chinese (I & II)
Latin (I & II)
German (I & II)
Science
Earth Science
Physical Science
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Psychology
Other
College & Career Preparation (I & II)
Art Appreciation
Music Appreciation
Physical Education
Skills for Health
Career and Technical Education
Business Application
Introduction to Health Science
Intermediate Health Science
Principle of Information Technology
Information Technology Applications
Principles of Business & Marketing
Math
Algebra I & II
Geometry
Science
Physical Science
Biology
Chemistry
English
Introduction to Literature & Composition
Critical Reading & Effective Writing
American Literature
Social Studies
U.S. History to Civil War
U.S. History since Civil War
U.S. Government and Politics
Math Foundations (I & II) Science Foundations English Foundations (I & II)

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“Thank you for everything, thank you for teaching me so much about myself and about how to be successful. And thanks, for just supporting me when I needed it. ”

K.R. ‘15

Parents

Parent Support

“Welcome to Big Brains Preparatory. As a parent with a student in Big Brains Prep we are pleased to provide ongoing support for you. Feel free to use any of these online resources to learn more and ask your questions.”


  • Online Grade Book
  • Mentor
  • Admissions Advisor
Your primary vehicle to review your student’s progress and acheivements. Available 24/7, 365. You (and we!) will always know what is happening with your student academically.
Your Personal Point of Contact for questions about your student’s progress, requirements, and academic performance.
Your initial guide to Big Brains Prep! Your Admissions Advisor will work with you to make sure all admissions and business aspects of your BBP experience exceed your expectations. He/she will also process payment for each new term.
“What makes Big Brains special is that it maintains an excellent teacher to student ratio allowing each teacher to focus on the student’s needs. In fact, ‘teacher’ and ‘mentor’ are interchangeable titles here!”

- Swanson, Parent

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Big Brains Preparatory

High School. But better!