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Last modified: August 7, 2013, 7:33 PM
School Mission and Program
The mission of the Bronx Preparatory Charter School is to prepare underserved middle and high school students for higher education, civic involvement and lifelong success through a structured, caring environment of high academic expectations.
Bronx Prep runs an extended-day and extended-year program that places rigorous demands on teachers' energy and time. On average teachers instruct five periods per day. All teachers must participate in the school's professional development plan, which supports them in the creation and delivery of aim-driven lessons - based on the school's standards - that reach students with various learning styles. Assessment tools including standardized exams are built into the curriculum to measure student progress on a regular basis.
Thanks to a talented and dedicated staff and to a structure that fosters student learning and accountability, Bronx Prep students have demonstrated dramatic academic gains, making Bronx Prep one of New York's highest-performing charter schools.
Bronx Prep enjoys considerable independence in its operations, but is held rigorously accountable to parents, to its chartering entity, and to the general public for the achievement of its mission. Now in its tenth year, Bronx Prep serves nearly 700 students in grades 5-12 in its recently constructed facility in the South Bronx.