THE FUTURE HOME OF BOYS PREP BRONX
After three years of being "co-located" in shared and inadequate public space, Boys Prep Bronx won a landmark legal decision that guarantees permanent public funding for private facilities. As a result, Boys Prep Bronx is now creating its own 80,000-square-foot building in the heart of the South Bronx, which will be the first and only all-boys PreK-8 public school in the Bronx and serving nearly 1,000 scholars at capacity.
College Completion Initiative
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 Girls Prep Middle School or alumnae scholars to take summer classes, live in dorms and experience college life.
We strive to nurture the whole scholar - mind and body. Scholars participate in "specials" that expand their creativity and promote a healthy lifestyle. These classes, and our external partnerships with organizations such as Chess in the Schools, National Dance Institute, and The Public Theater, help scholars develop skills such as self-expression, perseverance, and improving based on feedback early on in life that will help carry them through college and ultimately lead fulfilling lives.
Public Prep is committed to developing the next generation of female and and male minority engineers, scientists and mathematicians. Our partnerships with Bio Bus, Cornell Tech, the US Naval Academy, West Point and more allow our scholars to experience hands-on stem activities.
Parent-Child Home Program
Public Prep is piloting a partnership with the Parent-Child Home Program (PCHP), an evidence-based early literacy, parenting, and school readiness model that is committed to closing the achievement gap by providing low-income families the skills and materials they need to prepare their children for school and life success.
The fiscal model for each Public Prep Academy is designed to be sustained on public funding alone once the school is at capacity. General operating gifts will support expenses incurred by Public Prep, which is focused on promoting shared learning and building capacity across our schools, providing functional services to the Girls Prep and Boys Prep schools, and developing future high-quality and tuition-free public schools.
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