Hello Harlem Prep Families, Please be advised that 1st grade has a trip to the New York Historical Society on Wednesday, May 3rd from 9:00AM – 12:45PM. Scholars will | MORE →
Hello Harlem Prep Families, Please be advised that Tuesday, May 2nd is the first day of the New York State Math Exam for scholars in grades 3-5. The Math Exam will end | MORE →
Hello Harlem Prep Families, Join us this Friday, April 28th for these potential activities that will be occurring in place of Town Hall. – Read aloud connected to DREAM Time, content | MORE →
Hello Harlem Prep Families, This Thursday, April 27th is our Family Leadership Council Meeting: Resume Workshop from 4:30pm – 5:15pm. We will discuss new tips to make your resume | MORE →
Hello Harlem Prep Families, Join us this Friday, April 20th for a day full of presentations, and discussions from professionals in different fields! Presentations will be held from 8:50-10:00AM in | 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.