Our Distance Learning

Program is now in place in all



Now Open


Or share with a friend or family

looking for an awesome school!

Our Vision.

Work Hard. Go to College.

Change the World.

Learn More

The Arts.

Explore the arts through dance,

music, debate, and more!

View Arts Programs


Learn teamwork, competition,

and excellence through sports.

Jump In

Civics & Culture.

Embrace different cultures on

international trips.

Get More Info

Strategic Plan 2020-2025

Over the course of the 2019–2020 school year, we conducted a deep review of our organization and created a five-year plan to maximize our strengths and address our challenges. We are excited to share some of our most important findings and chart our path forward.

Read our Strategic Plan

Hybrid Learning Update

Remote Learning will be taking place in each region until the date noted below. After the date noted below, Hybrid Learning is scheduled to begin in each region. This information will be updated when and if circumstances change.

Baton Rouge – September 28th
San Antonio – September 8th
Las Vegas – TBD
New Jersey – TBD
New York – March 8th

Welcome to Democracy Prep Public Schools, a network of open-enrollment, high-performing, public charter schools operating in New York City, Camden, N.J., Baton Rouge, Las Vegas, and San Antonio.

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!

Read our mission and history

Applications in New York for the 2021-2022 school year are 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.

Start your enrollment

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.

Apply Today