STILL ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR
To apply for the 2019-2020 school year please check back in October.
PUBLIC PREP LOTTERY PREFERENCES
Siblings of currently enrolled students will receive sibling preference at the time of the lottery. Children are siblings if they have the same parent(s) OR live in the same home and custodial care has been transferred to the same guardian(s).
The following documents are acceptable as proof for sibling preference:
- Proof for biological sibling preference can include a Birth Certificate or Certificate of Adoption.
- Proof for a transfer of custodial care must include a Birth Certificate, non-custodial parent affidavit (signed by the custodial parent) and a parent affidavit (signed by the parent).
Students who reside in approved New York City Housing Developments (within 2 miles of the school to which you’re applying) will be awarded “NYCHA” preference at the time of the lottery.
The following documents are acceptable as proof for NYCHA preference:
- NYCHA Lease Addendum
- NYCHA Household Composition Letter
Students who reside in the community school district of the school to which they are applying will receive district preference at the time of the lottery.
- All Public Prep Academies in the Bronx are located in District 8; Public Prep Academies in the Lower East Side are in District 1.
- To check the district in which you reside, click here.
The following documents are acceptable as proof for district preference:
- An official lease agreement, deed or mortgage statement for the residence
- A residential water or utility bill (gas or electric) in the resident’s name issued by National Grid, Con Edison, or the Long Island Power Authority; must be dated within 60 days
- A current property tax bill for the residence
- Documentation or letter on letterhead from a federal, state or local government agency, including the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), City Housing Authority, Human Resources Administration (HRA), the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), or an ACS subcontractor indicating the resident’s name and address; must be dated within the past 60 days
- Official payroll documentation from an employer such as a form submitted for tax withholding purposes or payroll receipt; a letter on the employer’s letterhead will not be accepted; must be dated within the past 60 days
Children who have a parent or guardian who works at any Public Prep Academy or network office at the time of the lottery will be given enrollment preference. The parent does not need to work at the school to which the student is applying.
- Proof for this preference includes the child’s birth certificate and confirmation of the parent’s current employment.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- When is the application deadline?
- What if I miss the application deadline?
- When will I find out if my child has been accepted?
- How does the waitlist work?
- Where can I find school-specific information?
- If I applied last year, do I have to apply again?
- What is an Individualized Education Program (IEP)?
- How many students are in each class?
Lottery results will be available in the week following the lottery in April. We make individual phone calls to all accepted families. In addition, all applicants receive an email with their status. Please email email@example.com or call 212-346-6000 ext. 108 if you don’t hear from Public Prep by the end of April.
For lottery results, families can also log in to their Schoolmint account, which allows you to accept or decline a seat offer.
An Individualized Educational Program (IEP) describes the special education and related services specifically designed to meet the unique educational needs of a student with a disability. An IEP is the guiding document for a student's educational program. It includes all of the goals, objectives, present levels of performance and related services that are recommended for the student. The IEP must be tailored to the individual student's needs as identified by the evaluation process and must help teachers and related service providers understand the student's disability and how the disability affects the learning process. In other words, the IEP should describe how the student learns, how the student best demonstrates that learning and what teachers and service providers will do to help the student learn more effectively.
Public Prep Academies are inclusive schools and do not discriminate against any children. We offer educational services specifically for children with IEPs. Learn more about our approach to special populations here.
The teachers go above and beyond to make sure your daughter succeeds. They have such an amazing and dedicated staff.
-Ms. King, Girls Prep Alumna Parent
A DAY IN THE LIFE
Click on the photos below to learn how we prepare our scholars each day, starting in PrePrep, to be on a predictive path to college completion.
The culture of high expectations that celebrates both academic achievements and personal growth has instilled a love of learning in our daughter and has harnessed her natural curiosity and high energy.
- Carol Santiago-DeJesus, Girls Prep Parent
Drop it at any Public Prep Academy or the Home Office. See addresses below.
Fax it the Public Prep Home Office: 212-346-9096.
Mail it to the Public Prep Home Office: 441 East 148th Street, Bronx, NY 10455.
My daughter was prepared for high school, college, and beyond. This school built her confidence and integrity, and really motivated her to succeed.
-Melissa Lomba, Girls Prep Bronx Middle School Alumna Parent
CONTACT PUBLIC PREP ADMISSIONS
Phone: English: 212-346-6000 x 108 | Spanish: 212-346-6000 x 117