“When you stroll through the school’s hallways you can feel the curiosity, security, even joy.” – NY Post

We have an open door policy because Democracy Prep strives to put the public back in public schools.

Our doors are wide open to those who want to learn from us. Thousands, including former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Jay-Z, Neil Patrick Harris, and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg have seen our scholars in action.

Visit Us Virtually

While doors to all our schools and our classrooms are always open, we know not everyone can come see us in person. If you want to learn more about Democracy Prep Public Schools, we encourage you to visit us virtually at our video archive page. There, you can see scholarship, citizenship, joy, and our DREAM values in action.

Dream Encounters

Between our open door policy and our year-end trips to Washington, D.C., Boston, San Francisco, Canada, England, Italy, France, Ecuador, South Africa and South Korea, literally thousands of people have seen our scholars in action. Among the lucky from across the world:

  • Federal Government: Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Senator Chuck Schumer, Representative Charlie Rangel, Representative Donald Norcross, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, and U.S. Department of Education staff.
  • State and Local Government: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former New York City public schools Chancellor Joel Klein, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, former New York Governor Mario Cuomo, former New York State Assemblyman Keith Wright, former New York public schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott, former D.C. public schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee, and New York State Assemblyman Robert Rodriguez.
  • International: Ministers of education from the United Kingdom and Denmark, members of the British Parliament, members of the South Korean Parliament.
  • Miscellaneous: Jay-Z, George Stephanopoulos, Neil Patrick Harris, and Junot Diaz.