• All students attend school from 8:20am-2:40pm.

About Validus Prep

Validus Prep is a nine-year-old small public non-charter high school dedicated to academics, health, and fitness. Validus Prep opened in September, 2005 with 108 9th graders. Today, we have 375 students in grades 9-12 and will graduate our seventh class this year. The school is located in a beautiful school building. 

Principal:    Chris Hibbert (

Address:     1595 Bathgate Avenue, Bronx, New York, 10457

Phone:        718-466-4000  
Fax:             718-466-4001

Directions:      Take the 2,5 train to 149th/3rd Ave, then the BX55 to Claremont Pkwy
                            Take the B,D or 4 train to 170th, then the BX11 to Bathgate Avenue

Colleges our graduates attend include: 

NYU, UMass, University of Rochester, Howard University, The New School-Eugene Lang, University of Portland, St. John's, Colby Sawyer, Boston College, LIU, St. Joseph's, Bridgeport, Mercy College, Elmira College, John Jay, SUNY Binghamton, SUNY New Paltz, University of Vermont, University of Maryland, Syracuse, Genesee...and more!


Our school offers PSAL Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country,  Double Dutch, Softball, and Wrestling and club Rock Climbing,  Track, Tennis, and Volleyball.  Contact Athletic Director Steve Lomuscio ( for more information.

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Validus Prep in the news:
  • See our 2014 College March on News 12.
  • See our 2013 College March on News 12.
  • Validus Prep was selected as an iZone 360 school.  
  • Former science teacher Jamie Munkatchy shows students how to transform ordinary liquids into biofuel

  • Validus Prep was given the 2009 Blue Apple Award for excellence in health education.
  • Former Validus Principal Javier Ocampo speaks about the impact of Expeditionary Learning Schools on Univision.
  • NY1 covers our annual March Against Violence.
  • Validus senior T.J. Mcfarlan speaks about our partner agency, Rocking the Boat, on Channel 7 news.
  • VPA was voted One of 10 Reasons to Love Our Country by Reader's Digest magazine.
  • Validus students spoke with holocaust rescuer Guido de Gorgey at JFR during spring intensives on May 30th, 2010
  • VPA students traveled to Berlin for Mock UN at JFK High School for a second straight year. Read all about it here!
  • Validus Prep students speak about the play Our Town on CBS Sunday Morning News.
  • Validus students talk to MSNBC prior to Obama's election.
  • VPA presented at the Deb Meier Symposium in the spring. Read the follow-up article in Gotham Schools online!

    VPA Alumni

    These are some of our fabulous recent graduates.