Leadership Prep Canarsie Charter School prepares students to succeed in high school, college, and beyond. Through academic achievement, our students earn opportunities in life for themselves and their families and prepare to contribute as leaders in their communities.
Mission: College and Contribution
Leadership Prep Canarsie is about College and Contribution. As an elementary and middle school, we teach students the academic skills, knowledge, and personal traits necessary to succeed in high school, college, and beyond. Through academic achievement, our students prepare to contribute as leaders in their communities. Our approach is based on the practices proven effective at the highest performing urban public schools in the country.
We believe that an outstanding education, based on strong mastery of academic skills and knowledge, prepares young people to build positive futures for themselves and emerge as competent and effective community leaders. A culture of academic excellence-- in which all children are expected to read on or above grade level, in which all children are expected to master one year of high school algebra by the end of grade 8, and in which all children are expected to act in respectful and honorable ways-- is key to our scholars’ development. Leadership Prep Canarsie is dedicated to providing the outstanding education necessary to develop our future leaders.
In August 2013, Leadership Prep Canarsie opened to serve 58 students in Kindergarten and 84 students in 5th grade. We will add a grade as our students move up and take in new Kindergarteners each year until we serve students in grades K through 8.This School Year 2016-17, the elementary school serves Kindergarten-3rd grade, and the middle school serves 5th-8th grade.
Leadership Prep Canarsie’s philosophy incorporates the practices and approaches of the highest performing urban public schools in the country. These schools use structure, academic rigor, and extra support to achieve college success and exemplary character. Through reliance on the practice and approaches proven to work at successful schools, we will ensure that our students achieve at the highest levels in high school, college, and beyond.
Leadership Prep Canarsie is based on the practices and approaches of other Uncommon Schools that have achieved outstanding academic results to date. The founders of Leadership Prep Canarsie feel that the programmatic and operational elements that characterize the educational environment and experience at Uncommon Schools will allow students in Canarsie to achieve similar levels of academic success.