At Democracy Prep we believe teaching matters most.
And we are all teachers. We don't just say it; we prove it. In order to attract the best and keep them in the classroom, we provide an unparalleled compensation system.

How We Show Our Teachers
that they matter most

Hard Work = Success

Teachers are eligible for base salary raises of up to 10% each year based on their students’ growth and performance. Top performing teachers can earn up to $150,000 after just eight years at Democracy Prep.

Outfitted as Professionals

All teachers are provided iPhones and MacBook Pros to plan lessons, collaborate with peers, and make themselves available to students and families.

A 21st-Century Smart Approach to Benefits

All teachers are provided health, dental, vision, and life insurance and can contribute to a 403-b retirement plan that is flexible, portable, and generously matched by Democracy Prep.*

Weekly Professional Development

Each Friday, students leave the building at 1 pm and teachers spend the rest of the day in professional development sessions. In addition to grade level and content area meetings, teachers are coached on how to use student data effectively to drive instruction. Throughout the year, Democracy Prep sends its teachers to external professional development workshops and to other high-performing schools to learn and share best practices.

Outstanding Colleagues

Our teachers know that they were rigorously selected as the top 1% of applicants.

*New Jersey Charter School full-time employees are mandated to participate in local retirement plans.


Our DREAM Team
represents the
Top 1% of applicants
we’ve received
from across the globe.