PUBLIC PREP'S PATH TO COLLEGE COMPLETION
IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
All scholars, families and teachers sign an annual Commitment to College Completion Certificate.
Public Prep Academies encourage families to open NY 529 College Savings Accounts. We match annual contributions of $50.
Public Prep welcomes visitors across all campuses for our annual College and Career Week in May.
Grade level teams take annual college visits to colleges and universities in NYC and beyond.
IN MIDDLE SCHOOL
Public Prep is a premier feeder school for leadership development programs including Prep for Prep, TEAK, and Oliver Scholars.
Public Prep has established multi-day, immersive partnerships with leading colleges and universities for our middle school scholars, demystifying the college experience. Learn more.
Our Directors of High School Admissions and College Completion ensure scholars and their families identify and receive enrollment in “right- fit” high schools.
College Knowledge coursework cultivates “soft skills,” such as interviewing, writing resumes and admissions essays, organization, study skills, and networking opportunities.
Public Prep provides alumnae support through high school and into college, ensuring they are not only on a path to college, but also a path through college. See our approach here.
Public Prep hosts an annual Alumnae College Fair to expose our alumnae to colleges in NYC and beyond.
Public Prep hires Alumnae Outreach Interns to support our alumnae relationships, while providing professional work experiences that help build their resumes.
Public Prep has secured exclusive college partnerships specifically for Girls Prep alumnae, including a full-tuition scholarship to Stephens College, a premiere all-girls institution. Learn more about our partnerships.
OUR COLLEGE PARTNERSHIPS
We are determined to graduate 8th grade scholars who thrive in “right-fit,” college-prep public, private, or parochial high schools, and ultimately earn a degree, on-time, from a four-year college or university. Towards this end, Public Prep has secured exclusive partnerships with colleges and universities to guarantee multi-day or multi-week, on-campus experiences for Public Prep scholars and alumnae to take summer classes, live in dorms and experience college life.
CURRENTLY ENROLLED PUBLIC PREP SCHOLARS
MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER PROGRAM
Each year, ten Girls Prep Middle School scholars spend a week during the summer at the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, New York. Classes have included veterinary science, physics and science fiction writing. Extracurricular activities in the afternoons include trips to swim at local state parks with incredible waterfalls like Taughannock State Park and Treman State Park, a campus-wide scavenger hunt, bowling in Helen Newman sports center, and a talent show/dance party in the dorm.
Cornell Tech has selected Girls Prep to be an inaugural partner in its Teacher-In-Residence program, providing us with a content coach whose focus is to build a teacher’s capacity to integrate computer science into the classroom. Over the year, our coach will work with every science teacher to integrate computer science. All scholars in grades 5-8 will benefit from the integration of comp science/coding in their science classrooms this year. Our coach focuses on modeling instruction, providing professional development, coaching teachers and working with them to develop curriculum.
For the last six years, Girls Prep has sent 10 middle school scholars to Stephens College Leadership Academy, a week-long immersive program. During their time spent living on the college campus, the girls take part in leadership workshops, visit the equestrian center, participate in ropes courses, and continue to build relationships between each other, and the two schools.
U.S. Naval Academy:
Girls Only STEM DayS + "SET SAIL"
Each year, 40 Girls Prep scholars travel to the US Naval Academy Annapolis, MD for Girls Only STEM Day workshop with female engineers and scientists. Beginning in June, 2018, a group of rising 7th, 8th and 9th grade Girls Prep scholars will participate in a four-day, residential Girls Tech Camp, to do hands-on, science and engineering activities related to sports and gaming. In July, Girls Prep faculty will also participate in Set Sail, where the teachers become students for the week and discover hands-on projects that they can replicate in their classrooms to demonstrate science, engineering and math concepts to their students.
Each year, 40 Girls Prep scholars travel to West Point, NY for civil engineering workshops to build truss bridges and cantilever structures. Beginning in June 2018, a group of Girls Prep 6th and 7th grade scholars will participate in the rigorous West Point Middle School STEM Workshop, a three-day, residential program of hands-on STEM activities taught by cadet mentors.