Hello Harlem Prep Families, The Family Leadership Council (FLC) and Harlem Prep staff have organized Family Math Night for this month’s FLC Meeting. Join us on Thursday, January 26th at 4:30pm | MORE →
Hello Harlem Prep Families, Please be advised that our second Coffee & Conversation will take place on Tuesday, January 24th at 8:30am in the Cafeteria. Light refreshments will be served.This month’s topic is | MORE →
Hello Harlem Prep Families, Please advised that school will be closed on Monday, January 16th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. School will resume its normal schedule from | MORE →
Hello Harlem Prep Families, This is a reminder that school will be closed for Winter Break beginning on December 24th to January 2nd. Scholars will resume a normal schedule on Wednesday, | MORE →
Hello Harlem Prep Families, Harlem Prep Elementary will be hosting its first ever Visual Art Exhibit during Family-Teacher Conferences on Wednesday, December 21st! Make sure to stop by before | MORE →
In March 2011, the SUNY Charter Schools Institute approved Democracy Prep to turn around Harlem Day Charter School, a failing elementary school in East Harlem. The immediate effects were staggering. In their first year, Harlem Prep’s scholars achieved the highest proficiency growth scores in English Language Arts (ELA) in New York State and the highest combined proficiency growth scores in ELA and Math in New York City.
To attain these dramatic results, Harlem Prep’s DREAM Team worked tirelessly to deliver Democracy Prep’s rigorous and structured model to the same students in the same building, turning the school into a high-performing elementary school where students are prepared for success in both college and citizenship. Although much ground remains to be covered, the turnaround has unequivocally proven that it was not the children, but rather the adults in the building, that led to persistently low academic achievement.