Hello Harlem Prep Families, Scholoween is happening this Monday, October 31st! Scholars may come to school dressed up as his or her favorite book character! Those who dress up will be entered into | MORE →
Hello Harlem Prep Families, Please be advised that school will be closed on Friday, October 28th due to a Staff PD Day. School will resume on Monday, October 31st | MORE →
Hello Harlem Prep Families! The Family Costume Carnival is back! On Thursday, October 27th from 5:00-6:30pm, we will be celebrating YOUR scholar’s best costume! The celebration will take place in | MORE →
Hello Harlem Prep Families, Please be advised that Parent-Teacher Conferences will be on Wednesday, October 19th. Teachers will be reaching out to families that are required to attend to schedule | MORE →
Hello Harlem Prep Families, On Tuesday, October 18th, HPE will have its first Parent Drop-In Day of the year! There will be two sessions for you to observe your scholars | 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.