Girls Prep Lower East Side Elementary is the first all-girls charter school in New York City. It was founded in 2005 and serves grades K-4.
At Girls Prep, scholars are challenged to think and work hard every day.
We start early with the end of college completion in mind.
We create a warm and joyful culture of rigor in which scholars build strong character by adopting the core values of sisterhood, merit, responsibility, and scholarship.
Our scholars master the ability to read, write, listen, speak, create, and think deeply across disciplines, with a particular focus on science, the arts, and math. They work independently and in teams to solve problems collaboratively.
A Girls Prep alumna will be a resilient young woman of bold intellect. She will be an empathetic leader, knowledgeable and curious about the world. She will be a goal-oriented decision-maker empowered to make choices that will lead to life success.
Girls Prep is part of Public Prep, the nation’s only non-profit network that exclusively develops exceptional, tuition-free PreK and single-sex elementary and middle public schools. We are determined to graduate 8th grade scholars who thrive in “right-fit,” high-performing public, private, or parochial high schools, and ultimately earn a degree from a four-year college or university.