While Public Prep is a network of elementary and middle schools, including Girls Prep Lower East Side, Boys Prep Bronx, and Girls Prep Bronx, our commitment to our scholars lasts well beyond when they graduate. Since 2013, Girls Prep has had eight graduating classes of 8th graders, with now over 500 Girls Prep alumnae, the oldest of whom are entering their senior year of college in the fall of 2020.
As part of our alumnae support, Public Prep provides our alumnae with college visit opportunities, guidance on the financial aid (FAFSA) process, one-on-one counseling opportunities, and exclusive partnerships with institutions of higher education that guarantee Girls Prep (and ultimately Boys Prep) alumnae immersive, multi-day or multi-week on-campus, summer experiences. Our commitment is paying off and we are now able to see the long-term impact of a Public Prep education. We are proud to share that Public Prep alumnae have a 79% college enrollment rate, 4 years after graduating from Girls Prep. *Compared to a 52% NYC rate in 2017, and a 41% national rate in 2017 for Black and Hispanic females.
*Two students in the Public Prep data set are white/non-Hispanic.
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COLLEGE ENROLLMENT OF GIRLS PREP ALUMNAE