Our unique approach places equal emphasis on character development, college knowledge, and academic excellence through an integrated curriculum to ensure all of our students are on a path to our North Star to College Completion and beyond. Our schools establish a culture of joy weaved in with the expectation of learning and critical thinking. Scholars are recognized for academic achievement in equal measures to their representation of our core values. Public Prep is comprised of 4 tuition-free single-sex public charter schools across 5 campuses that are open enrollment and can only be entered via a random lottery:
Girls Prep Lower East Side, Girls Prep Bronx, Boys Prep Bronx, and Girls Prep Bronx II.
Speaking from experience, these are not just regular schools. The teachers that work at the schools really show a lot of dedication to your child’s education. They support your kids. They even have college funds where you can actually save up for your child’s college and you can put as little as a dollar. My child's attitude and vocabulary changed so much going to Girls Prep.
-Public Prep Parent
NORTH STAR TO COLLEGE COMPLETION
Public Prep has defined its North Star to College Completion as its organizational framework to regularly measure progress; a standard that is superior to, and inclusive of, any district, city, state, or national standard.
Public Prep Network is committed to reaching students and help them grow emotionally and academically.
-Public Prep Parent
At Public Prep, Girls Prep and Boys 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 community, 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.
Girls Prep or Boys Prep alumni will be resilient young scholars of bold intellect. They will be empathetic leaders, knowledgeable and curious about the world. They will be goal-oriented decision-makers empowered to make choices that will lead to life success.
Public Prep is the nation’s first 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, on-time, from a four-year college or university.