Hello Harlem Prep Families, We invite you to join us for Back to School Night this Wednesday, September 21st at 5:00pm! This is an opportunity for Harlem Prep families to learn about their scholar’s | MORE →
The first day of school is right around the corner and we can’t wait to welcome back all our scholars and families for the new school year! We met | MORE →
Dear Parents, Please be advised that Stepping Up Ceremonies will be held on the last day of school, Friday, June 24th. Please read all details below: IMPORTANT DETAILS | MORE →
We hope you can join us Wednesday, May 26th, and Thursday, May 27th, at 12:00pm to support our 2nd and 3rd grade scholars from Drexel, Manhattan and Georgetown as | MORE →
Scholars in 4th grade will be taking state exams this week and next. Please be sure your scholar gets a lot of rest, eats a well-balanced breakfast, and arrives on | 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.