Hello Harlem Prep Families, Please be advised that Field Day for grades 3 – 5 will take place on Friday, June 23rd from 9:30 – 11:40AM at the Wagner Playground. Field | MORE →
Hello Harlem Prep Families, Please that note that we will be having the first annual 5th Grade Dance! This will take place on Thursday, June 22nd in the Crystal | MORE →
Hello Harlem Prep Families, Please be advised that Field Day for grades K – 2 will take place on Friday, June 16th from 9:30 – 11:40AM at the Wagner | MORE →
Hello Harlem Prep Families, Our last Family Leadership Council event of the year is the DREAM Awards! Please join us at the Annual HPE DREAM Awards on Thursday, June 15th from | MORE →
Hello Harlem Prep Families, Please be advised that the Spring Music Concert is happening Tuesday, June 6th and Wednesday, June 7th. The concert will begin at 5:30PM and will | 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.