“When you stroll through the school’s hallways you can feel the curiosity, security, even joy.” – NY Post
We have an open door policy because Democracy Prep strives to put the public back in public schools.
Our doors are wide open to those who want to learn from us. Thousands, including former Associate Justice O’Connor, Jay-Z and Mayor Bloomberg have seen our scholars in action. If you would like to visit, please fill out this form.
Visit Us Virtually
While doors to all our schools and our classrooms are always open, we know not everyone can come see us in person. If you want to learn more about Democracy Prep Public Schools, we encourage you to visit us virtually at our video archive page. There, you can see scholarship, citizenship, joy, and our DREAM values in action.
Between our open door policy and our year-end trips to Washington, D.C., Boston, San Francisco, Canada, England, Italy, France, Ecuador, South Africa and Korea, literally thousands of people have seen our scholars in action. Among the lucky from across the world:
- Federal Government: Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Senator Chuck Schumer, Congressman Charlie Rangel, Congressman Donald Norcross, Justice Anthony Kennedy, and U.S. Department of Education staff.
- State and Local Government: Mayor Bill de Blasio, Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Former Chancellor Joel Klein, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, Former Governor Mario Cuomo, Assemblyman Keith Wright, Chancellor Walcott, Former D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee, and Assemblyman Robert Rodriguez.
- International: Ministers of education from the United Kingdom and Denmark, Members of the British Parliament, Members of the South Korean Parliament.
- Miscellaneous: Jay-Z, George Stephanopoulos, and Junot Diaz.