"Our school is best known for offering a free public single-sex education option."
Students enrolled 550
Hours 7:50 AM - 3:45 PM
School leader MS. VERSHA MUNSHI-SOUTH
Transportation options Yes
District Girls Preparatory Charter School Of New York
After school Yes

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442 E Houston St-Rm 312
New York, NY 10002

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(212) 388-0241
(212) 338-1086
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3 stars
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April 12, 2014
"Look at the test scores" please bare in mind that Common Core testing was put in effect in 2013 which made the test much more harder, and lower percentages of passing is to be expected however Girls Prep still beat out most of New York STATE. Just keep that in mind please :)

- submitted by a community member
August 28, 2013
I love this school and feel the people who say bad things about it don't know anything about the school at all I do my child goes here and what she learn.Is amazon What she learn and how to work with other is amazon All I have to say is before you say anything bad about this School you need to learn about it first before you say anything!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2013
A place where our daughters are not only taught academically but they are also taught the core values of scholarship, merit, community, and responsibility. Not only are they taught these values they are enforced daily and our daughters carry them with them every day and where where.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
Love this school ... My daughter has been attending GP since k and I have nothing but good things to say about not just academically the teachers and staff are also great so involved and attentive during and after the school year...

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
My daughter has been at Girls Prep since kindergarten and she will now being entering 5th grade Girls Prep Middle School. This school has help to get and keep my daughter where she needs to be academically.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
Great school that offers great opportunities for young ladies to strive. My daughter is entering 8th grade this year and I am confident with the help of girls prep I'm sure my daughter will excel in high school and beyond.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
My daughter is going to 7th graded and has been in GP since Kindergarten. GP is a great school with teachers who care and want the best for the girls. Besides academics the girls are instilled with the knowledge that they can be anything they want to be and being a girl/women should not hinder their aspirations.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2013
Girls Preparatory Charter School of New York (elementary) is an excellent school. My daughter is entering her fourth year and the education she has received thus far is second to none. The language she uses far exceeds her years, her test scores are excellent and the pride she exudes from being a young "woman" in this day and age and part of this community is fantastic. The teachers and administration are young and excited to teach which makes going to school fun and learning easy for the students. Students are assessed CONSTANTLY and the support they receive, whether to help them advance beyond their grade level or help in keeping up, is awesome. Parent involvement is greatly encouraged. From monthly parent leadership meetings, Unity meetings (pep rally's where students receive ribbons and certificates) and invitations to come into the classrooms and either witness what our daughter is learning or invitations to come and speak with the students about our families traditions, favorite books, careers and much more. This school was an excellent choice for our family. I couldn't be happier.

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2013
Girls Prep strives for our young ladies to be college bound ready and be the best they can be in the future.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2013
Girls Preparatory charter school is a Great school for young ladies to become inspiring woman of the future. I also like that they encourage the girls to be smart, powerful and successful.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2013
Scholarship . Merit . Responsibility and Sisterhood Thats what girls prep elemantry is all about! We love this school!

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2013
This is my daughter's first year at Girls Prep. I have read some really discouraging comments but I am extremely happy at the results I have seen. Girls Prep opened their doors to my daughter's learning disorder and jumped right in to offer all support necessary. The teaches, the staff everyone has been great. She is now reading and writing and enjoying school. Girls Prep has made the difference.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2013
girls prep is a great, safe environment to learn and challenge yourself everyday through academics while having fun.

- submitted by a community member
April 26, 2013
I am a student here and I have been going here since the beginning. I think the people who talk bad and disrespect this school are completely mistaken, this school is a great one. I have been accommodated for all of my needs, whether it be advanced classes, extra help, or time off, and all of the staff here are always ready to help. I always ask my teachers "What made you pick up teaching" and they always answer "I love it, I wouldn't have it any other way" in their eyes is so much sincerity that it makes me happy. I am going to Phillips Exeter in the fall and that just goes to show how much of a push this school has been for me. Most girls got into their first choice for the applications process, and I am a girl that got into her first independent boarding school choice, on a full scholarship plus money for electronics, transportation, and other necessities. Don't even think about giving this school a bad grade, take it from someone who has been through it and came out swinging. Although I have had a supplement program, TEAK, help me through the process, Girls Prep gives rigorous education and puts your daughter in an environment where her teachers are charismatic, fun, and ready!

- submitted by a community member
April 26, 2013
This is school is great. The teachers in the school will help you, when you need help in the help. The school keeps upgrades like your grades, and other things. When your in this school, you feel like this could be your home. Teachers and counselors in this school are always here, whenever you need them.

- submitted by a community member
April 26, 2013
I am honored to say that I am a 8th grade student at Girls Prep. Girls Prep was a great help when it came to the high school administration process. Any questions I had was always answered. This school helped me get into my second choice of high school which I am very happy with. Thank you so much Girls Prep.

- submitted by a community member
April 26, 2013
Girls prep gives scholars a rigorous education and the tools they need to succeed. I have been accepted to one of the top catholic in the city, as well as the Midwood humanities program in Brooklyn. Without Girls preps teachers and staff I would have gotten nowhere. TThey are sincere and they are at Girls Prep because they want to be not because they have to. Girls Prep is my second family I am sad to go.

- submitted by a community member
April 26, 2013
This has helped me EXTREMELY! From when I first came to this school which was in 2005 to now 2013. I would not be the person I am today if it wasn't for Girls prep. They have exposed me to so many great oppurtunities that have really help me become a better person. Although I have had my highs and lows, it will never compare to the great experince and sisterhood I have gotten from my teachers and my classmates here. Girls prep made it easy for me to get into the high school I wanted and I am very appreciative of that. This school is a true place for a girl living in New York City. It has so much to offer it is sometimes overwhelming, from the amount of support from the teachers and the counselor, to the hundreds of girls willing to lend a helping hand to each other. I am grateful for so many things that has come from girls prep and I am a little upset because I have been coming here for 8 years and honestly I think that I will really won't get the same experince I got for Girls prep. It has been an amazing 8 years and I am proud to call myself a Girls prep scholar.

- submitted by a community member
April 25, 2013
"I-I work hard" and "Girl, look at that brain." That's what my youngest is singing around the house lately. Not only do they work hard, but they have fun. That's what it's all about. Thank you to the teachers and staff at GP.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2013
I really like the fact that at Girls Preparatory Charter school, when you as a parent have an issue then help I mean really,really help. Thank you GPMS! You Rock!

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2013
Just click on "test scores" tab. For 2012 you can see that only 67% passed the ELA test. That's horrendous. I am taking my daughter out of this school!!

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2013
I thought this school was good and I defended it. I am so upset that many of the high schools view this school as having a very mediocre curriculum and that many students who have been assessed for various high school programs or have taken the specialized tests did very poorly. This is a reflection of all the lies that I have put up with and it hurt nobody but my child. Do not send your kid if you want your kid to flourish and excel because when they get out into the real world they will be an average joe, not the outstanding over achievers that this school pretends to have.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2013
Well, well all th ehorror stories are true. The kids who are here from the beginning are almost out and that is a blessing. The teachers are inexperienced and only teach to have their student loans paid off(contract deal). I want a school where there is a passion to teach and this is not the one. The girls are being mentally abused and it is a shame that parents do not stand up to it in fear of having to rearrange their travel schedule. I would not recommend this school to anyone and look forward to June 2013 so that my daughter is out for good. This is only a business looking to make money - the girls have the weakest curriculum that I have had experts look at. Do your child a favor that will impact her future - keep her away from this school that should be scored and "F"

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2013
Have visited many charter schools around the city and the Bronx and this one is the worst by far! No rigorous education, teachers are inexperienced/out of touch, the administration is non existent, and there is no student discipline code. Students are allowed to speak to adults how they please/rude and nothing is supposed to be said or address the issue. The child tells the adult how that made them feel??!! Honestly, a 4th grader who has been rude/disrespectful many times to an adult has no say!!! Positive reinforcement needs to take a back seat and bad behavior should not be tolerated by a student! Could care less about your feelings! School is weak and the website is misleading! Of course!

- submitted by a teacher
December 13, 2012
Girls Prep is an extraordinary opportunity for a very challenged, financially strapped community in the LES. The quality education our daughters receive free of charge, is comparable to high prices private prep schools in this city. My daughter was reading in December of her Kindergarten year, has increased self confidence and self worth, and has internalized the 4 core values in 1st grade. There is also a wonderful opportunity for parents to participate in class and Unity meetings. Count your blessings, parents, and stop complaining!

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2012
Be Warned has hit the nail on the head. This has been going on for two years now. If fundraising is your happy feet dance then you really haven't done your homework as to the scores these girls are really at. Pay close attention to what was said in last year's comments all those "pioneer" parents know what they are talking about.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2012
Dear Be Warned. I am a very satisfied parent of a scholar that attends GP. I can attest to the fact that the Teachers are not only caring, but also skilled, who on a daily basis provides our daughters with the skills to succeed, & have our daughters best interest. As for school fundraisers you as a parent have a choice to participate or not to participate, your daughter still benefits. Funds raised from fundraisers provide numerous activities for the students. Last year funds raised in the Elementary school were used to provide each scholar with a holiday gift, the CC hosted a free holiday party, they sponsored the 4th grade Stepping Up Ceremony & provided each 4th grader with parting gifts all free of charge. They also co-sponsored the Spring Fair, and numerous other events. All money raised goes right back to the scholars. The same goes for the MS; recently the PTA hosted a "Women of the Decade Party, FREE to our scholars. So far all money raised this year has been used to purchase needed books due to the abrupt relocation. Having Fundraisers help the PTA/Community Council create a fun environment for the scholars & aid in building the school culture.

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2012
BE WARNED, as many other reviews have said. This school comes off caring...once they have a their seats filled they don't care for the students rights or parents rights...many parents feel this way. We all were excited to have our daughters join girls prep for Merritt and sisterhood. Well, that was short lived. None of the staff is responsible. Many students are below reading and math levels from bad teaching and no one really cares, misplaced funds, then too many fund raisers, CEO only there to protect his failing school. Don't waste your time here.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2012
Wonderful School, Great Staff that really cares about the quality of education they impart to their students! A wonderful environment that prepares girls for High School, College and Beyond!

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2012
This is my daughters first year at Girls Prep so far so good! I will rate once the year is completed

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2012
Love the structure of the school. The students are being prepared not only for high school but for the world of work and the academics of college. Girls Prep is the student's home away from home. It is truely a family atmosphere.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2012
"Girls Prep is an extraordinary opportunity for all young womyn. My daughter in a short amount of time has benefited tremendously from attending Girls Prep. I believe that my daughter will be successful throughout her academic career because of what she attains at Girls Prep."

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2012
The school year has just begun and so far my daughter has not given me any complaints. I have spoken to her teachers and it seems like she is going to have a better school year this time. As far as the rating goes, i will edit at another date.

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2012
Comment 2 of 2 I want to take this opportunity to tell the world how very much impressed I was by the entire school staff on the first 2 days of school. While this is my second year being a part of GP, this was the first time I was able to see and appreciate all of the hardwork that goes into the preparation of welcoming the families. In addition, the first week is always busy and hectic, but every faculty and/or staff member that I encountered during the first two days took time out to talk to me, assist me, and answer any questions I had. THIS WAS ALL DONE WITH A SMILE! The first two days confirms what I have been thinking since last year: The GP staff is a family of educators and nurtures that continue to do an amazing job because it comes from their hearts. This type of commitment and environment starts from the top and can only continue if parents reinforce this with their children and with other parents. If it's not clear yet, let me reaffirm: GP is more than just a school!

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2012
Girls Prep is not the school it was or the school it could be.The past two years have been disorganized and unproductive as far as the education of the chlldren is concerned. This is reflecte in the test scores.Quite a few parents have pulled their children out and it is my guess that there will be many new faces in the fall. The test scores of the Bronx school which is the model school are terrible. Girls Prep needs new leadership and a new direction otherwie it will be a failing charter school.

- submitted by a community member
June 26, 2012
I am so glad school is over. After being behind the scenes at the school and seeing everything that went on in the MS - parents do not waste your time with this school. There is nothing good, except the friendships the girls have made. All this school is interested in is state testing to get more money from fundraising. This school is not for a child who has dreams and a mind of their own. The curriculum is at its minimal. I sure hope that this school doesn't keep doing an injustice to the kids.

- submitted by a community member
June 19, 2012
When a parent uses this site to send a message to other parents who probably don't need to read this - you send the wrong message to your kid as far as parenting goes. With that said, this school is nothing short of a catastrophe waiting to happen. This school does not measure up to the promises it sold to every single parent when they signed up. I too am counting down the days until school is over and my daughter doesn't return to this school. The curriculum is beyond weak and there has been no real edcuation since the state tests. I know my daughter has lost 2 years in the middle school upon the leadership of inept individuals. I don't see anything good in the future for this school.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2012
Counting down the days where I can forget this school and the last 2 years which were a waste of time. This school has nothing to offer as far as an education that could stand out amongs the rest. The last 2 weeks are full of school trips. I remember there was work to be done until the very end and that was spent preparing for the next year. This school is nothing but an entity used to pump money in from the hedge funders. You get what you pay for and this case it was free and we got bottom of the line education.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2012
I like so many other parents have a child at Girls Prep she has been there for six years and will be the first to graduate. It sickens me that so many parents who choose to keep our girls there have to listen to the nonsense of those that left. I will say that the education starts at home my daughter like so many others is a success story I teach her to hold her own, and to fight for whats right. Me and my fellow parents are not quitters and you guys love to mouth off just to be heard and like the saying goes if you have nothing nice to say then don't say anything. So you found a good school a better school and yes the administration can be changed and yes we can use better teachers but you know what there's worst things out there let the parents that have girls at Girls Prep or choose to bring there girls there judge for themselves stop being mean Cause it makes you guys no better than the staff at Girls Prep. Cause your money school is gonna give you the best your paying for that education if you wasn't you think they'd really care. So you left Girls Prep leave us alone already find some humanity in yourselves leave the school and us parents and our children alone already.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2012
Students are not taught positive behavior and then labeled for being "bad." There are fights and bullying. Students even make themselves sick just so they can get get away from the chaotic environment.

- submitted by a community member
February 23, 2012
I am a former parent as well, as the previous parent stated - the CEO is not to fully blame but he does have a lot to do with the negativity that is now plaguing the school. My daughter was assessed in reading (6th grader) and was told she was on a 3rd grade reading level. When I asked how did she even make it out of elementary school with that level, all I heard were crickets and therefore I did not buy that story. At the new school my daughter is on a 7th grade reading level - what is wrong with this picture? The answer is statistics - GP has sold a lie that all the girls are below reading level and when they are reassessed - they have miraculously jumped 3, 4, and 5 levels - all in the name of trying to fool the parents into thinking their daughters are receiving a stellar education. GP needs to look good in order to bring students in. I know for a fact that a good 90% of the students will be continuing their education elsewhere come Sept. 2012. 2 more students have left as I write this - do not waste your time with this school.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2012
I am a former parent, my daughter attended girls prep close to 6 years. The CEO is not to fully blame. The principal stated most of the Girls in middle school are reading below grade level, well most of them came from the elementary school. The reading specialist said my daughter was reading on a third grade level. The assessed her using Fountas and Phinnell, honestly neither one of them knew what they were talking about. In her new school my daughter is assessed by a computer can you believe my daughter does read on a 6th grade level and her comprehension is on a 9th grade level. Im not sure what to say about this. I feel like the school assessed the students on a lower level to make the scores look better for the administration at the end. I agree I think you should visit the school. Please keep in mind there is a big difference between elite school, working class school and the top 2% schools. Do you really want your child to go to a school where they drill information into them and do not produce leaders. Research the difference between the working class schools and private schools. Girls Prep is not the best option. If you can afford to leave then do so.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2012
It is such a shame some parents harbor such intense animosity and are not directing their energy for a more positive investment. If parents have left then maybe it wasn t a fit for their daughters or family however this is not the case of the majority. The school(s) would have huge vacancies; don t you think? Many children and families are desperate and pleading to enter this school. My daughter has been attending here for years and I m not sure if the parents are actually elementary or middle school parents; either way it is a handful not the majority of parents. The school did have their hiccups but what organization doesn t? It is up to the parents to partner with the school to obtain the results we ALL dream for our children. We are ALL responsible to the success or failure of a school; we are ALL accountable-- Eli Manning didn t win the Super Bowl 2012; but the NY Giants. Understand? If you are curious about this school, I say make an appointment and visit the school; and you be the judge. Don't let a few parents mislead a great choice. You would be pleasantly surprised & it's free! Visit several schools but eventually you would want your daughter here! Great School!

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2012
Because of this horrible school I am leaving the city in June. The education my daughter & niece receive is very lame and the way the girls are treated - without respect - is something I will not tolerate. I just received a letter that says money is missing. This is not the way to run a school that is so called reformed education. The CEO has bought nothing but negativity to this school, it is time to change. Goodbye!

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2012
I am embarrassed to say that I thought and spoke so highly of this school before. This school is not worthy of any praise. The only good thing that is left is the parents and the students. The elite who donate to this school need to be made aware of how their money is spent to pay teachers who are coached by the administration to not let kids speak, sign language is used because the kids have no voice - the parent's voice has been eliminated, now its the kids turn. How can this exist in this day and age. Parents do not even entertain the thought of sending your child to this school - you will be wasting your time, but more importantly, you will be doing your child and injustice.

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2012
Parents look elsewhere - GP has failed miserably and who are they kidding that it is the girls that are out of control and aren't up to grade level (words of the current principal). If this is true then the school gets an F for running themselves into the ground with the poor academics and they do not deserve to be around when their charter is up for review. I have spoken to parents who are no longer here and it is alarming to hear the what 6th grade science students in this school are learning is being taught to 3rd graders elsewhere - that is a hug gap and the administration is to blame. The kids here are being programmed to take tests and not be critical thinkers with a voice. I do not recommend this for any parent who really has their child's best interest at heart. The whole district knows what is going on, sadly the school fooled the parents into signing a handbook without explaining all the drastic changes such as a boot camp method for discipline. The parents didn't read it word for word as there was trust or so we thought it was the same as it had been for all the previous years. When complaints are made they are swept under the rug. I give this school an F.

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2012
Fail, Fail, Fail. This school was good until last year it all went downhill and continues to do so at an alarming rate. Parents at this time cannot move the girls because of limited spaces in other schools so they must tough it out. Next year there will be many, many vacant spaces so I hope the parents that are being reeled in read these reviews and know what they are up against. Fail, Fail, Fail.

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2012
This is exactly what's wrong at this school, because we are Title 1 parents they believe we should be grateful for the crumbs they throw at our girls and accept the verbal, physical and emotional abuse that the girls have to put up with every day. Just the other day a teacher used a racial word when talking to a student. The board doesn't care and the administration is a train wreck and at this point in the school year we have no where else to go so we say we are grateful for the crumbs hoping and praying that they treat our daughters well. If this is respect then you have every right to be grateful. Submitted by a parent

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2012
The point of no return is where GP is now. This school is trying to model itself after other schools and they get a big F in my book. The emotional abuse adds insult to injury (the weak curriculum). The kids are so far behind in everything in comparison to the DOE schools. The staff has so many turn arounds and the parents aren't notified. The only thing good about this school is that the students are safe from outside danger. The hot lunches that were promised for the Middle School for the last two years are still to be delivered and then the parents are forced to pay $4 a day for a "barely luke warm" lunch. Don't waste your time and your scholar's precious time.

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2012
I am grateful to the teachers and administration who have treated my daughters and our family with respect. I spend a lot of time at Girls Prep and I see how dedicated the staff is and make the students a priority. Thank you, GP, for a job well done.

- submitted by a parent
December 16, 2011
Wow! I d laugh if it wasn t so sad. In June, 2010 Business Week write such a positive article about our girls learning computer programming. Our daughters jumped and screamed because they were excited about learning and school, and these classes were not even during the week, they were on Saturday. Ian Rowe was hired in August, 2010 two months after this article and things have just gone downhill since then. In February, six months later he fired a good principal. The school has been in confusion since then. I don t even know anymore what this school is about, but it is not about giving my child a good education. I guess the news articles on the website says it all, it is about the big shots looking important. Today, my daughter did not want to go to school. Some parents have already pulled their daughters out, I hear that more are leaving in January, I m trying to encourage my daughter, trying to make her strong if she make it to June, she will not be back in September. I give up.

- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2011
I'm not surprised to read any of these comments. After meeting many of the people in leadership positions, for me, it was like seeing a train wreck before it happened. You have a bunch of people running a school aka "the network" who know nothing about schools, but are so high and mighty (read: smug bastards) with their fancy education and know-it-all attitudes. You have a CEO who is more concerned about being flashy and in the news for something he considers great, than he is about the actual well-being and instructional needs of the students. I wish all dissatisfied parents would remove their children from this situation. It's called school choice for a reason and without you, they will have no school.

- submitted by a community member
November 12, 2011
What a disappointment! I regret wasting many years at this school. I believed this Middle School would prepare my daughter (academically) to enter the most challenging high schools but no they are only implementing harsh discipline. This school will not achieve even meager success unless that children believe that they themselves are cared for and learn to care for others. Girls Prep is failing the students in this regard. There is a clear and logical relationship between student discipline and academic achievement. Research shows that students who are disproportionately targeted for disciplinary action are the same students who reflect poor academic achievement. This is why this school is failing but since they don't know it as a parent it is my duty to inform anyone considering this school. Academically, there is no challenge here.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2011
Nothing good left at this Middle School. All the previous comments sum it up. The only good things left are the students who are suffering and the dedicated parents. The administration continues to ignore parents in order to silence them and accept without any questions or concerns that are very vital to the community of the school, students, parents and the curriculum. The principal has the whole staff shaking in their boots - the staff is forced to treat the kids so unfairly. Please find another school if you feel nurturing is part of what you always want to give your kids.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2011
The spirits of the students have been crushed and all the fights to ensure space for this school was a total waste. This school is trying to discipline these girls with unacceptable methods for instance a girl wants to use the bathroom and she is not allowed to. Girls have to sit in SLANT (sit up straight, listening, ask & answer questions, nod and track the speaker) and if they don't do all of these they get penalized and with demerits. Girls get detention for being 1 minute late and they sit by number order since the beginning as if they were in a penitentiary. Girls cannot sneeze, cough, burp, hiccup. There are hand gestures for everything - the girls cannot interact with each other - this is not healthy. The kids are not nurtured with care, compassion and respect. This school is good if your kid is a robot only programmed to take state tests. I would not recommend this school to anyone. Parents are fed up that the administration has failed to look out for the kids before their pockets - more funding over curriculum and community at this school. Parent involvement has gone from 99% to 1%.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2011
Good for nothing school who fires a principal in the middle of the year (2010) and leaves the school without any leadership. In 2011 they come back with a principal who has no clue what to do and intimidates the staff into mistreating the girls. Who wants to deal with this - not this parent - I'm done! Only the girls lose in this case. 5 girls have left the school before November. The school is good at covering things up - real good and convincing but not anymore - parents are on them.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2011
Before you enroll your child at Girls Prep please do your research......The school is no longer what it use to be. The board is more concern about funding than the students .......the list of issues is very long. All the great teachers are gone! The exceptional School Culture gone!! The Girls Prep parents thought so hard to establish is GONE!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2009
GIRLS PREP IS #1 IN MY BOOK! I'm a proud parent of a 4th grader who's been with Girls Prep since Kindergarten, and I've never come across a better grade school than Girls Prep! She loves her teachers, the staff and all of her Girls Prep sisters. Their day is rigorous, but the girls are troopers, and they make Girls Prep their own. For my daughter's young age, I've watched her grow and strive beyond my expectations, and I've been told how maturely and intelligently she presents herself by others as well. I owe it to Girls Prep for giving my baby girl the stepping stones she'll need to prepare in the years ahead. I'm behind Girls Prep 100%, all the way, till the end!

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2009
I love the fact that parents are encouraged to do what ever is possible for the continued growth in their children whether its through volunteering or at home work. Its great motivation to see how everyone works as a team!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2009
Hello my name is Marjorie Gabriel, and my daughter Adenike has been in Girls Prep for four years now. I love the fact that is and diverse of all types of girls. And they known each other of years. The excellent academic curriculum, added with what she gets at home seals the deal. Girls prep is #1

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
Girls Prep in Manhattan is the Greatest! My Daughter is learning to be a self assured, seeker of knowledge. She comes home with all that she has learned and uses those skills with our family. I am thankful for the focus on the person as well as the learning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
What can i say about girls prep I dont look at as a school I look at it as a community besides being a play that I feel safe leaving my child in the morning knowing that she is going to get the best education that she recieve she is exposed to the arts and or course her yoga class the the new all girls basketball team. But what about being ranked number 2 in the city for the ELA the up and coming events with the pta like picture day harvest feast and of course our thanksgiving feast I sure do have alot to be thankful for cause if it wasnt for girls prep I would be paying about 7,000 for my daughters education. Money that I dont have being a single parent. Girls Prep really is a excellent school and I love our community

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
This school helps and inspires girls be the best they can be. Each class is named after a famous successful woman that the girls could look up to.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
I could not ask for a better learning environment for my dauaghter than at girls prep. My daughter shocks me everyday with the different things she has learned thus far. I only have one thing to say keep up the good work girls prep, as my daughter would say you rock!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Because its an all Girls Schools and I love their education and their core values, Sisterhood, Responsibility, Merit and Scholarship

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
The teachers at Girls Prep are dedicated and driven, they care about my daughter's education as much as I do. A wonderful learning environment for girls.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
The administrators are competent and efficient; the teachers and other extracurricular instructors very qualified; and the teaching approach is geared toward the long haul--with the goal of seeing your daughter not only through Girls Prep but also preparing her for a Bachelor's degree--at least. A very happy parent.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Because it's only girls and they get very concentrate in their studies.They have excellent teachers in all subjects and yoga twice a week. They have math groups and reading groups to keep the students in the same level, which is great too! I'm very happy with Girls Prep Charter School!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
My daughter has been attending GP since Kindergarten and we're hoping that the opening of our middle school leads to a high school as well. Girls Prep is a united community shared by parents, staff, and students alike along with a rigorous curriculum to satisfy the emotional, mental, and physical well being of every student. Students are taught traditional, conceptual and practical day to day concepts to help them develop a thorough understanding of the material presented. It's a very well rounded school and I have and will continue to recommend it to anyone. We are more than satisfied partaking in the GP community.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2009
Girls Prep is a comunity I love. What I love about this school is that the girls have a sisterhood and the curriculum keeps them in a strive to keep doing their very best and it shows. I am glad I am part of the Girls Prep family and would not change it for the world.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
I like Girls Prep because of its diversity, all girls no boys, my daughter has a chance to learn Spanish and understand the true meaning of the four core values: Merit, Sisterhood, Responsibility, Scholarship. In order to get an Orange which is the top color out of the other three colors, red: which means your not doing your best, yellow:keep on moving up, green: your doing your hardest, orange: just jump at the sun. The way to earn stars is to get on orange. This is what shows that your children are on the right track. Girls Prep is very strict about the girls diet, they make sure they eat only healthy foods/snacks. If a student has a snack that is not 100% it will not be allowed, and will be given a warning or maybe put in the trash if you were warned before. There is an opportunity for the girls to learn different cultures as well as their classes named after famous productive people like Mae Jemison, Zora Neal Hurston, Oprah Winfrey, Delores Huerta. That is one way to inspire the young girls to believe in themselves.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
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August 31, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2009
I have personally seen how the school works both inside and out. I am not a parent of this school but I highly recommend sending your daughter here! Only thing I wished is that the administration was more organized and well as verbal on what is going on in the school with all students/staff and parents alike. other than that they are GREAT! The teachers have a great heart and the programs they offer and just wonderful.

- submitted by a community member
June 26, 2008
My daughter will be going into her 3rd yr fall 08 at girls prep. She loves it and so do I. The teachers are very ethusiastic about teaching and knowing the girls and their families. The girls are all being taught well above average they are diciplined and being shown the benefits of siterhood, merit and respect. Main con is overcrowded class.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating March 06, 2008
This school is wonderful. My daughters are 2nd and 3rd grades there and they love it. Y 3rd grader is taking spanish and she loves it . Aside from gym the girls are also taking up yoga. When they started they had a hard time reading but now they just loves book and are both very good readers.

- submitted by a parent
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Girls Prep LES opened in 2005 as the first all-girls charter school in NYC. Girls Prep LES is part of the Public Prep Network, a nonprofit organization that develops single-sex elementary and middle public schools that pursue excellence through continuous learning and data-driven instruction. Our model is designed to empower each student to build strong character, demonstrate critical thinking, possess a core body of knowledge, and be on a predictive path to earn a degree from a university.

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Girls Preparatory Charter School of New York
442 E Houston St-Rm 312, New York, NY  10002
(212) 388-0241
Last modified Girls Preparatory Charter School of New York is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Girls Preparatory Charter School of New York Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 78 reviews. Top