Hello Harlem Prep Families, Please be advised that Parent-Teacher Conferences will be on Wednesday, December 21st. Teachers will be reaching out to all families to schedule individual meeting times. Scholars | MORE →
Hello Harlem Prep Families, Please be advised that school will be closed on Friday, December 9th due to a Staff PD Day. School will resume on Monday, December 12th. If you | MORE →
Hello Harlem Prep Families, Please be advised that Thanksgiving Recess is from Wednesday, November 23rd to Friday, November 25th. Classes resume on Monday, November 28th following our normal 7:30am-4pm schedule. | MORE →
Hello Harlem Prep Families, We will be having our annual Fall Festival and Family Potluck on Monday, November 21st from 5:00-6:30pm. All food for this event is provided by | MORE →
Hello Harlem Prep Families, Please be advised that on Monday, November 14th, scholars in grades 2-5 will be taking ELA and MATH Interim Assessments! Interim Assessments will end on Friday, November | 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.