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- White oxford shirt, white polo shirt, or purple polo shirt (with Girls Prep logo), and optional navy cardigan/fleece (plain or with logo)
- Navy skort, navy kilt, navy blue pants (with Girls Prep logo)
- All black or navy, flat rubber sole, closed toe shoes or sneakers (light-up sneakers, high heels, wheels, added accessories to shoe laces, and sneakers that go higher than the ankle are prohibited)
- Blue, black or white stockings, knee highs, leggings (for skirts/kilts) or any color socks
Note: No jeans, sweatpants, yoga pants or slacks of a different color are permitted. For their safety, students will not be permitted to participate in physical education or recess without proper footwear. Students may wear boots to school, however, they must change into the appropriate footwear once they are in school. All scholars must wear a Girls Prep uniform every day. To find store locations and order online visit www.flynnohara.com.
WELCOME FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Dear Girls Prep Families,
I am so proud to welcome you into our community, which is built on a shared commitment to empowering young women to develop the knowledge, skills, and mindsets to be on a predictive path to and through college. Grounded in our core values of sisterhood, merit, scholarship, and responsibility, our students are encouraged to have a voice, to think creatively, and to advocate for themselves and for a better future for all of us. When you walk through the halls of our classrooms, you will see students’ art on the walls, hear the music they have composed, and overhear them passionately discussing their shared texts.
Take a peek into one of the rooms. You’ll see students working collaboratively to solve real-world problems; see student work under the document camera other students can learn from; and you’ll be impressed by the students revising their thinking as they learn more, by students taking the intellectual risks that are necessary for growth.
And grow our students have. In our inaugural class, 100% of students were accepted into high-performance, college-prep high schools, including Bard, Beacon, Bronx Science, Central Park East, and LaGuardia, some of the most selective high schools in the city. In our first year with 8th grade, we had an Algebra Regents passing rate of 98%.
Education cannot be confined to the brick and mortar of a school building. We provide pathways for our students to engage with resources near and far. Our students have access to summer learning experiences at Cornell University and Stephens College, which has a 4-year full scholarship reserved annually for a Public Prep alumna, and at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Our students have been admitted into the most competitive preparatory programs in the city, including Oliver Scholars, A Better Chance, Breakthrough, Prep for Prep, and TEAK.
Our North Star of College Completion is only possible through the consistent commitment of students, staff, and families. We welcome families to our school regularly, in unity meetings to celebrate students’ academic and character growth, in family nights devoted to each academic discipline, for family conferences, athletic competitions, and special events throughout the year. I have been so blessed to get to know our families, and I take seriously the sacred trust they have placed in me.
Thank you for your support of our mission. Thank you for your support of our students. I look forward to seeing you in person.
Michael Farkosh, Principal