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Public Prep

Core Values

Public Prep students and staff use the core values of community (sisterhood and brotherhood), merit, responsibility, and scholarship to guide their choices, education, and work at Public Prep.

Students who exemplify the core values are selected by their classroom teachers and become "Stars of the Week." Stars of the Week show their achievement by wearing a ribbon or core value polo, and they are acknowledged at bi-monthly Unity Meetings, where their exemplary demonstration of a particular core value is shared with the entire school.

Read our network-wide core value statements below, which include different versions for elementary schools and middle schools.


Elementary School
I depend on my [brothers/sisters], and they depend on me.

Middle School
I support my brothers/sisters and they support me.


Elementary School
The harder I try, the more I achieve.

Middle School
My effort leads to my achievement.


Elementary School
I choose to do the right thing (even when no one is watching)!

Middle School
I am responsible for myself and for the impact of my actions.


Elementary School
I learn new things every day.

Middle School
I determine my future through hard work and education.
  • Sisterhood
  • Scholarship
  • Responsibility
  • Merit

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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