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, Baton Rouge, and Las Vegas.

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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Applications in New York for the 2018-2019 school year is now open, enroll today!

Democracy Prep schools are schools of choice. We educate any child who is accepted through our random lottery, regardless of race, economic situation, special education status, nationality, previous academic record, or any other characteristic.

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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 is the case. 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 and retain the best educators, 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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