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Sibling Preference

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).

NYCHA Preference

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

District Preference

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 of Staff Preference

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.
DOWNLOAD CENTER: Supporting Preference Documents



When is the application deadline?

Applications for the 2020-2021 school year are available here. Your completed application will enter you scholar into the lottery. The deadline to enter the lottery is April 1st, 2020 at 11:59 pm.

If you apply after the lottery deadline your application will still be accepted. Your scholar will be placed on the wait list.

When will I find out if my child has been accepted?

Lottery results will be announced by email, text, and phone call on April 3rd, 2020.

For all enrollment questions email or call 212-346-6000 ext. 1574

How does the waitlist work?

After the lottery, if a seat opens up in our school, it is immediately offered to the applicant at the top of the waitlist.

Where can I find school-specific information?

Learn about school contact information, school hours, transportation, after school and more here.

If I applied last year, do I have to apply again?

Yes. Applications and wait lists do not “roll over.” If your child is on the wait list from the 2019-20 school year, you still need to apply again for the 2020-2021 school year. Apply here.

What is an Individualized Education Program (IEP)?

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


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.

8:00 AM - Morning Meeting
8:30 AM - Yoga and Mindfulness
9:10 AM - Science
9:50 AM - Cognitively Guided Instruction
11:30 AM - English Language Arts
12:10 PM - Arts and Music
1:35 PM - Writing Workshop
2:15 PM - Mathematics
2:55 PM - Sister/Brother Circle
3:10 PM - Physical Education
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



Apply to Public Prep Charter Schools Online


Apply online here.

Apply to Public Prep Charter Schools in Person


Drop it at any Public Prep Academy or the Home Office. See addresses below.

Apply to Public Prep Charter Schools via Fax


Fax it the Public Prep Home Office: 212-346-9096.

Apply to Public Prep Charter Schools via Mail


Mail it to the Public Prep Home Office: 192 E 151st Street Bronx NY 10451 5th Floor.

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

Phone: 212-346-6000 x 1574