Where the most CREATIVE, PASSIONATE, and BRIGHTEST scholar is always a GIRL!
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.
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
WELCOME FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Dear Girls Prep families,
Welcome to Girls Prep! I am thrilled to be leading the flagship (K-4) campus of the first tuition-free, all-girls public charter school in New York City alongside Jessica Strong, Principal of Girls Prep Middle School. When I began working at Girls Prep in 2011, I was drawn to its mission to provide a high-quality education to girls to support their success on the path to and through college. I have been consistently impressed by the level of commitment shown by our students, families, and staff to create strong educational outcomes for our scholars.
This year we are celebrating 13 years of providing a unique and exciting educational choice to our students and families. Girls Prep scholars consistently demonstrate our 4 core values of merit, scholarship, sisterhood, and responsibility both in and out of school. Girls Prep scholars are consistently included in leadership programs that place students into private schools such as TEAK, Prep for Prep, and A Better Chance. Recently, 2018 marked the 6th consecutive year that 100% of the Girls Prep graduating 8th grade scholars were accepted into “right-fit”, high quality high schools who will continue to support their path to and through college. In 2018, 96% of our 4th grade students scored a Level 3 or higher on the New York State Science test.
As you walk through our school building, you will notice that our classrooms are named after famous women such as Brenda Berkman, Billie Jean King, and Mae Jemison. These women serve as influential role models to our students. Our faculty is committed to providing a rigorous, holistic education that includes reading, writing, social studies, math, and science as well as social-emotional learning, the arts, and fitness.
Girls Prep Lower East Side is part of Public Prep, the nation’s only 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 from a four-year college or university.
Thank you for your interest in Girls Prep Lower East Side Elementary School!
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
Attention families: Schools will have mid winter recess February 18th through February 22nd and will be out of session. All scholars will return to school on February 25th. Enjoy this time off, keep your scholars reading and we will see you back at school very soon!