Dayton Boys Preparatory Academy

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A Note From Our Principal

Welcome to Dayton Boys Preparatory

Therman Sampson,

Welcome to Dayton Boys Preparatory Academy, home of the mighty Soaring Eagles!

Every young man that enters these hallowed halls of Dayton Boys Prep Academy will leave with the knowledge and skills to be an active & competent participant in the twenty-first century. To these ends, our students will acquire:

• Respect for individual differences
• High ethical standards
• Creative, analytical, collaborative and problem solving skills
• Mastery or proficiencies in the academic core areas in accordance with district and state standards
• Leading-edge technological skills

"Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time"
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
A Psalm of Life

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School Information

Check here for important school-related information, including the student handbook, Title I documents, staff directory, and other information.


DBPA Student Handbook
DBPA School Supplies List

DBPA Parent Involvement Plan
DBPA Parent Compact
DBPA Parent Right to Know Letter

DBPA Staff List

Contact Info

Address:1923 W. Third St.,
Dayton, OH 45417

Office:(937) 542-5340

Fax:(937) 542-5341

Therman Sampson, Principal

Bell Schedule

7:10 a.m. - 2:10 p.m.

Grab and Go Breakfast Starts at 7:10 AM.


  • Choir
    • Boys Glee Club
  • Band
    • Beginning Band
    • Advanced Band
    • Drum Line
  • Mother/Son dance
  • Father/Son Field Day
  • Math Olympics
  • Science Fair
  • Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) Rally
  • Fridays at the Movies (monthly)
  • Career Day
  • Eagle-of-the-Month
  • Martin Luther King Poetry and Prose Contest
  • Lucia May Wiant Speech Contest
  • National Red Ribbon Drug Free Week
  • Hoops for Heart
  • Dr. Seuss’s Read Across America


  • Chess Team
  • Student Council
  • Stock Market Club
  • Computer Club
  • WDBP-TV Morning News Team
  • Math & Science Club
  • Yearbook Club

Middle School Sports (Gr. 7 and 8)

Intramural Sports (Gr. 4-6)

  • Basketball (City of Dayton Recreation League)


  • Positive School Climate
  • Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Program
  • Rites of Passage
  • Extended Day Tutoring
  • School-Based Mentoring
  • Mentoring: Thurgood Marshall High School
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Community Day
  • Dayton Boys Prep Wall of Fame
  • Day of Service: Free Hair Cuts
  • Holiday Aid Nonperishable Food Drive
  • Volunteerism at DBPA

Annual Field Trips

  • Math Day at the University of Dayton
  • Skating
  • Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
  • African-American Museum
  • University of Dayton Boll Theatre
  • Victoria Theatre
  • Challenger Center
  • Water Festival at the University of Dayton
  • Cincinnati Zoo
  • Dayton Philharmonic
  • Middle School overnight trip (location varies from year-to-year)
  • Ohio Achievement Assessment Success Day

Uniform Info

PreK-2: Navy Blue or Light Blue/Navy

3-5: Purple/Khaki

6-8: Blue Oxford with Tie/Khaki

Ties provided by school; all logo shirts ordered by school

Full details on DBPA Uniform Policy here


School Mission

The mission of the Dayton Boys Prep Academy is to provide an environment that focuses on excellence in learning, character, leadership and personal accountability in a school of choice for boys.

School Motto

“Less than our best is failure”

School Mascot

The Mighty Eagles

School Colors

Purple, Gold and White

School Song

Ode to Dayton Boys Prep

coat of arms

Forever Learning

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