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APPLICATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR

Applications for the current school year will be added to the campus' waitlist.



PUBLIC PREP ENROLLMENT PREFERENCES

Sibling Preference

Siblings of currently enrolled students will receive sibling preference at the time of the lottery. Children are siblings if they have the same parent(s) OR live in the same home and custodial care has been transferred to the same guardian(s).

The following documents are acceptable as proof for sibling preference:

  • Proof for biological sibling preference can include a Birth Certificate or Certificate of Adoption.
  • Proof for a transfer of custodial care must include a Birth Certificate, non-custodial parent affidavit (signed by the custodial parent) and a parent affidavit (signed by the parent).

NYCHA Preference

Students who reside in approved New York City Housing Developments (within 2 miles of the school to which you’re applying) will be awarded “NYCHA” preference at the time of the lottery.


The following documents are acceptable as proof for NYCHA preference:

  • NYCHA Lease Addendum
  • NYCHA Household Composition Letter

District Preference

Students who reside in the community school district of the school to which they are applying will receive district preference at the time of the lottery.

  • All Public Prep Academies in the Bronx are located in District 8; Public Prep Academies in the Lower East Side are in District 1.
  • To check the district in which you reside, click here.


The following documents are acceptable as proof for district preference:

  • An official lease agreement, deed or mortgage statement for the residence
  • A residential water or utility bill (gas or electric) in the resident’s name issued by National Grid, Con Edison, or the Long Island Power Authority; must be dated within 60 days
  • A current property tax bill for the residence
  • Documentation or letter on letterhead from a federal, state or local government agency, including the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), City Housing Authority, Human Resources Administration (HRA), the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), or an ACS subcontractor indicating the resident’s name and address; must be dated within the past 60 days
  • Official payroll documentation from an employer such as a form submitted for tax withholding purposes or payroll receipt; a letter on the employer’s letterhead will not be accepted; must be dated within the past 60 days

Children of Staff Preference

Children who have a parent or guardian who works at any Public Prep Academy or network office at the time of the lottery will be given enrollment preference. The parent does not need to work at the school to which the student is applying.

  • Proof for this preference includes the child’s birth certificate and confirmation of the parent’s current employment.

DOWNLOAD CENTER: Supporting Preference Documents

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When is the application deadline?

All applications must be submitted by Sunday, April 1, 2018 to be included in the lottery. Applications received after April 1, 2018 will be added to the wait list in the order in which they were received.

What if I miss the application deadline?

Late applications are placed on the wait list in the order in which they are received.

When will I find out if my child has been accepted?

Lottery results will be available in the week following the lottery. We make individual phone calls to all accepted families. In addition, all applicants receive an email with their status. Please email enroll@publicprep.org or call 212-346-6000 ext. 108 if you don’t hear from Public Prep by the end of April 2018.

For lottery results, families can also log in to their Schoolmint account, which allows you to accept or decline a seat offer.

How does the waitlist work?

After the lottery, if a seat opens up in our school, it is immediately offered to the applicant at the top of the waitlist.

If I applied last year, do I have to apply again?

Yes. Applications and wait lists do not “roll over.” If your child is on the wait list from the 2017-18 school year, you still need to apply again for the 2018-19 school year. Apply here.

What is an Individualized Education Program (IEP)?

An Individualized Educational Program (IEP) describes the special education and related services specifically designed to meet the unique educational needs of a student with a disability. An IEP is the guiding document for a student's educational program. It includes all of the goals, objectives, present levels of performance and related services that are recommended for the student. The IEP must be tailored to the individual student's needs as identified by the evaluation process and must help teachers and related service providers understand the student's disability and how the disability affects the learning process. In other words, the IEP should describe how the student learns, how the student best demonstrates that learning and what teachers and service providers will do to help the student learn more effectively.

Public Prep Academies are inclusive schools and do not discriminate against any children. We offer educational services specifically for children with IEPs. Learn more about our approach to special populations here.

How many students are in each class?

Approximately 27 scholars are in each class.

Where can I find school-specific information?

Learn about school contact information, school hours, transportation, afterschool and more here.

The teachers go above and beyond to make sure your daughter succeeds. They have such an amazing and dedicated staff.
-Ms. King, Girls Prep Alumna Parent


A DAY IN THE LIFE

Click on the photos below to learn how we prepare our scholars each day, starting in PrePrep, to be on a predictive path to college completion.

8:00 AM - Morning Meeting
8:30 AM - Yoga and Mindfulness
9:10 AM - Science
9:50 AM - Cognitively Guided Instruction
11:30 AM English Language Arts
12:10 PM - Arts and Music
1:35 PM - Writing Workshop
2:15 PM - Mathematics
2:55 PM - Brother/Sister Circle
3:10 PM - Physical Education
The culture of high expectations that celebrates both academic achievements and personal growth has instilled a love of learning in our daughter and has harnessed her natural curiosity and high energy.
- Carol Santiago-DeJesus, Girls Prep Parent


APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 1, 2018


ONLINE

Apply online here.


IN PERSON

Drop it at any Public Prep Academy or the Home Office. See addresses below.


FAX

Fax it the Public Prep Home Office: 212-346-9096.


MAIL

Mail it to the Public Prep Home Office: 441 East 148th Street, Bronx, NY 10455.

My daughter was prepared for high school, college, and beyond. This school built her confidence and integrity, and really motivated her to succeed.
-Melissa Lomba, Girls Prep Bronx Middle School Alumna Parent

CONTACT PUBLIC PREP ADMISSIONS

Phone: English: 212-346-6000 x 108 | Spanish: 212-346-6000 x 117

Email: enroll@publicprep.org