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STEM

Girls Prep Bronx is committed to developing the next generation of female and minority engineers, scientists and mathematicians. Driven by the philosophy to "start early with the end in mind," Girls Prep has implemented a replicable model of science and math education in the early grades, with great impact. For example, 99% of Girls Prep Bronx and Girls Prep Lower East Side fourth graders passed the 2016 NY State Science exam, with nearly half scoring at the highest level 4, placing Girls Prep in the top 1% for New York State.


Girls Prep is unique in that each scholar, starting from Kindergarten, receives science instruction five days a week from science-only faculty members exclusively focused on teaching the wonders of science.

Moreover, Girls Prep is one of the only public elementary schools in New York to have Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) in math starting from Kindergarten and departmentalized math-only teachers, starting from third grade. During CGI, students dissect and solve one complex problem each day for 45 minutes in small groups, and present their thinking to the entire class. This innovative approach enables a high-level of student discourse about mathematics beginning in Kindergarten. Girls Prep is an exemplar of the National Council of Teaching Mathematics, which recommended in 2010 the use of Elementary Mathematics Specialists in Pre-K–6 environments to enhance the teaching, learning, and assessing of mathematics to improve student achievement.

By establishing in elementary school a strong foundation in math and science, Girls Prep helps instill an early love of inquiry, critical thinking and problem solving, which will in turn ignite a curiosity and pursuit of STEM-related careers by young women, which is ultimately what's needed to bridge the gender and race gap in STEM fields.

 

Leave it Better Partnership

Through an ongoing partnership with Leave it Better, students at Girls Prep Bronx are learning how to leave the earth in a better state than it is today. Watch the documentary from the 2015-16 partnership:

 

 

STEM Stars







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  • Responsibility
  • Merit

Public Prep Network, Inc.

  • 441 East 148th Street
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  • Bronx, NY 10455
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  • T: 212-346-6000
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  • F: 212-346-9096
  • Upper Campus (3-4)
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  • 1695 Seward Avenue, Room 219
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  • Bronx, NY 10473
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  • T: 718-860-8774
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  • F: 718-860-8777
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  • Lower Campus (K-2)
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  • 1025 Morrison Avenue
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  • Bronx, NY 10472
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  • T: 718-328-2139
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