Girls Prep Bronx Elementary School seeks to provide a strong foundation that ensures our elementary school girls are on a predictive path to college completion. We strive to prepare well-rounded and literate scholars and active, thoughtful, and empowered citizens. This overarching vision requires our students to develop character traits associated with ethics and excellence, experience the world around them, and learn skills such as collaboration, writing, and using technology. It requires our students to see past gender stereotypes for both girls and boys that limit choices and hinder their self-expectations and the expectations they have of others. Our core values of scholarship, merit, sisterhood and responsibility are embodied in everything we do.
Data and Assessment
Teachers and instructional leaders routinely collect and analyze a wide variety of qualitative and quantitative data in order to improve curriculum and instruction. Students are assessed using curricular-aligned, performance-based assessments as measures of absolute performance. These rigorous assessments require synthesis and high-level application of knowledge from all subject areas.
Teachers at Girls Prep have two distinct roles: one as learner, and another as facilitator of student learning. Professional development is focused on helping teachers develop a deep understanding of the curriculum deeply and learn how to design and deliver instruction that facilitates student understanding.
Staff members engage in regular professional development at both the school and network-wide level. They are supported through time, resources, collegial conversation, and meaningful feedback on practice.
Teachers incorporate technology into the heart of the curriculum. Students use technology to harvest information, collaborate with one another, communicate ideas, and develop the continually evolving skill-set required to thrive in the 21st century.