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.


Thank you so much for your interest in Democracy Prep Public Schools! The 2013-2014 school year is underway, and we are proud to have over 2,300 citizen-scholars at our schools! The applications for the 2014-2015 school year are now available! Please click the "Apply" button to apply to a New York, New Jersey, or Washington, DC location! The deadline to apply for New York will be 5pm on April 2nd, the deadline to apply for New Jersey will be 5pm on June 13th, and the deadline to apply for Washington, DC will be March 4th, 11:59pm. We encourage you to apply by the deadline.


The lotteries for our schools are held in April of each year. Students in New York City are given a preference in the lottery if they live in the Community School District in which a Democracy Prep school is located (District 5 for grades K-12 at Democracy Prep Charter Middle School, Democracy Prep Charter High School, Democracy Prep Harlem, Democracy Prep Endurance and Democracy Prep Harlem Elementary; District 4 for grades K-8 at Harlem Prep Elementary School and Harlem Prep Middle School). Siblings of students at a New York, New Jersey or Washington, D.C. Democracy Prep school are also given preference for a seat at that school.


New York City Open House Dates

Democracy Prep Endurance
Middle School

250 West 127th Street
Grades 6 - 8
Saturday, January 25th | 10AM

Democracy Prep Charter
Middle School

2230 5th Avenue
Grades 6 - 8
Saturday, February 1st | 10AM

Democracy Prep Charter
High School

222 West 134th Street
Grades 9 - 12
Wednesday, February 12th | 6PM

Harlem Prep
Elementary School

240 E 123rd Street
Grades K - 5
Tuesday, February 25th | 6PM

Harlem Prep
Middle School

410 East 100th Street
Grades 6 - 8
Saturday, March 1st | 10AM

Democracy Prep Harlem
High School

212 West 120th Street
Grades 9 & 10
Thursday, March 13th | 6PM

Democracy Prep Harlem
Elementary School

2005 Madison Avenue
Grades K & 1
Thursday, March 20th | 6PM

Democracy Prep Harlem
Middle School

207 West 133rd Street
Grades 6 - 8
Saturday, March 29th | 10AM

Camden, NJ Open House Dates
Location: Freedom Prep Charter School
1400 Collings Road, Camden, NJ 08104

Saturday, February 8th | 1PM
Wednesday, February 19th | 6PM
Wednesday, March 12th | 6PM
Saturday, March 22nd | 1PM
Tuesday, April 15th | 6PM
Saturday, May 3rd | 1PM
Thursday, May 15th | 6PM

Washington, DC Open House Dates
Location: 3100 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington, DC 20032

Tuesday, February 18th | 6PM
Wednesday, February 26th | 9AM


Download the New York English or Spanish paper application for grades K-12 for the 2014-2015 school year.

Download the New Jersey paper application for grades K-12 for the 2014-2015 school year.


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

For questions regarding the application for New Jersey, please email or call 856-962-0766.

For questions regarding the application for Washington, D.C, please email or call 202-302-7870.

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.