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Our Vision.

Work Hard. Go to College.

Change the World.

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The Arts.

Explore the arts through dance,

music, debate, and more!

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Athletics.

Learn teamwork, competition,

and excellence through sports.

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Civics & Culture.

Embrace different cultures on

international trips.

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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.

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Join Us for a 2021 NYC Mayoral Forum

Do you want to learn more about the NYC mayoral candidates? Do you want to hear about their thoughts on education, equity, and community?

Then you should join us for the 2021 Mayoral Forum on Educational Equity in NYC! Happening on May 17 from 6-8PM EDT, you’ll get the chance to hear directly from our candidates AND have your questions answered.

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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!

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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.

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