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Special Populations

Girls Prep Lower East Side Elementary School is an inclusive school, and actively seeks to recruit and serve students in need of additional services. We have a Director of Inclusive Learning, who is the administrator for special education and English Language Learner plans and services. The Director also coordinates and guides the school's implementation of Response to Intervention and Child Study Teams by creating plans that support a range of student needs as well as building capacity to improve outcomes for all students.

Read the drop-downs below to learn more about inclusivity at Girls Prep Lower East Side Elementary School.

Students with Special Needs

The school has a talented Learning Specialists who help oversee services and assists teachers and families with the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) process. We serve students with special needs in a variety of settings, depending on their needs.


Inclusive classrooms are called Collaborative Team Teaching Classrooms (CTT). Two teachers lead CTT classrooms, one is special education certified and the other is certified in general education. CTT classrooms use all six co-teaching models, including parallel teaching, team teaching, one teach/one observe, one teach/one assist, station-teaching, and alternative teaching. We use flexible grouping, so that students work with both teachers and with both special education and general education students.


Other supports:

  • Full-time Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • We also partner with:
    • Speech Therapists
    • Occupational Therapists
    • Physical Therapists


Our school is a member of the NYC Charter School Special Education Collaborative, where staff members can access professional development and resources for instruction.

English Language Learners

Girls Prep Bronx Elementary School is an inclusive school, and actively seeks to recruit and serve English Language Learners (ELL). The school has a talented English Language Learner Specialist who provides services to students and provides teachers and families with ELL resources and strategies to support students.


Instruction focuses on helping students develop their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. We do this by providing our students with frequent feedback, enhancing students’ vocabularies, and immersing students in language and story-telling.


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Public Prep Network, Inc.

  • 441 East 148th Street
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  • Bronx, NY 10455
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  • T: 212-346-6000
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  • F: 212-346-9096

Public Prep is a nonprofit network of tuition-free, single-sex elementary and middle public charter schools in New York City.

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