Hello Harlem Prep Families, Please be advised that Family-Teacher Conferences will be on Wednesday, April 5th. Teachers will be reaching out to all families to schedule individual meeting times. Scholars will | MORE →
Hello Harlem Prep Families, Please be advised that the ELA State Testing Week for 3rd-5th grade begins on Tuesday, March 28th. The ELA State Testing Week will end on Thursday, March 30th. These | MORE →
Hello Harlem Prep Families, Career Day is on Monday, March 27th! What Career Will Your Scholar Choose? Scholars are permitted to wear an outfit that represents what career they | MORE →
Hello Harlem Prep Families, Please be advised that school will be closed on Friday, March 24th due to a Staff PD Day. School will resume on Friday, March 24th. If you have any | MORE →
Hello Harlem Prep Families, Please be advised that the next Coffee & Conversation will take place on Tuesday, March 21st at 8:30am in the Cafeteria. Light refreshments will be served.This month’s topic | 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.