Welcome to Democracy Prep Public Schools, a network of open-enrollment, high-performing, public charter schools operating in New York City, Camden, N.J., the District of Columbia, and Baton Rouge.

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!

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Democracy Prep schools are schools of choice. We believe we can serve any child who chooses to enter our lottery, regardless of race, economic situation, special education status, nationality, previous academic record, or anything else.

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Programs that extend beyond basic academics.

At Democracy Prep, we are committed to ensuring that our scholars are well-rounded citizens and knowledgeable voters. Our arts and athletics programs ensure that. Our scholars study the language and culture of South Korea to expand their own horizons. Democracy Prep Pathways is a program born from a desire to do more for students with severe learning challenges.

Let’s Grow. Together.

At Democracy Prep we believe teaching matters most. In order to attract the best teachers and keep them in our schools, we provide highly competitive salary and benefits packages, including our new policy ensuring that new parents have 12 weeks of paid leave.

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