Welcome to Democracy Prep Public Schools, a network of open-enrollment, high-performing, "no excuses" public charter schools operating in New York City, Camden, New Jersey, the District of Columbia, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The mission of Democracy Prep is to educate responsible citizen-scholars for success in the college of their choice and a life of active citizenship. A simple philosophy guides Democracy Prep staff, scholars and alumni alike: Work Hard. Go to College. Change the World!

DemocracyPrep awarded $12.7 million CSP Grant

U.S. Department of Education – 

U.S. Department of Education Awards $245 Million to Support High-Quality Public Charter Schools

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Constant Learners, Rising Above

New Schools for Baton Rouge – 

Walking into the Baranco Clark YMCA might prompt you to do a double take. Students walking in straight lines  to and from rooms with smiles, teachers manning different stations along the hallway to ensure order, and numerous yellow bean bags filled with reading students, circled in the middle of the gym. 

America’s Deliberate Empathy in Teaching 9/11

The Atlantic – 

The nation’s conscious effort to explain the tragedy as a triumph of compassion, not the onslaught of ruin

Why This Charter School Network Changed Its Paternity Leave Policy

Fast Company – 

After the CEO of a charter school network became a mom, she realized how her parental leave policy was undermining workplace equity.

Democracy At Work

Democracy At Work

TIME Magazine for Kids – 

Democracy Prep scholars are learning firsthand about the responsibilities of citizenship.

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