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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.

APPLICATIONS

Thank you so much for your interest in Democracy Prep Public Schools! The 2014-2015 school year is underway, and we are proud to have 4,416 citizen-scholars at our schools! 

The applications for the 2015-2016 school year for our schools in New York New Jersey, Baton Rouge, LA and Washington, DC are now available.  Please see the link to the left to apply now!

Paper applications will also be available at our locations in New York, Camden, and Baton Rouge. Families in D.C. are invited to utilize computers in the main office to access the online system. 

ABOUT THE LOTTERY PROCESS

New York: The lotteries for our schools are held in April of each year. Students are given a preference in the lottery if they live in the Community School District in which a Democracy Prep school is located.We currently have schools located in New York Community Districts 3,4, 5, and 9. Applying siblings of students enrolled Democracy Prep school are also given preference for a seat at that school.

Washington, D.C.: The lotteries for our schools are held in March of each year. Applying siblings of students enrolled at Democracy Prep Congress Heights are also given preference for a seat at the school.

Camden, NJ: The lotteries for our schools are held in March of each year. Applying siblings of students enrolled at Democracy Prep school are also given preference for a seat at that school.

Baton Rouge, LA: The lotteries for our schools are held in April of each year. Students are given a preference in the lottery if they live in the Community School District in which a Democracy Prep school is located.

 

QUESTIONS

For questions regarding the application for New York City, please email Admissions@DemocracyPrep.org or call 347-640-3777.

For questions regarding the application for New Jersey, please email ApplyFreedom@DemocracyPrep.org or call 856-630-3769.

For questions regarding the application for Washington, D.C, please email AdmissionsDC@DemocracyPrep.org or call 202-503-4451.

For questions regarding the application for Baton Rouge, LA, please email ApplyBR@democracyprep.org or call 225-236-2284.

Please Note: Unfortunately there are thousands more who choose to apply to Democracy Prep than we have seats in classrooms, we admit students by random lottery. To advocate for more seats for more Harlem, Camden, and DC families, click here.