Where you decide to send your child is one of the most important decisions a family can make.
At Coney Island Prep, we take your trust in us very seriously — and your active involvement in your scholar’s education makes us much more likely to succeed.
Like all public charter schools in New York, Coney Island Prep enrolls students through a lottery system. We give preference to siblings of current scholars, residents of Community School District 21 (where we’re located), and to English Language Learners.
Coney Island Prep is a public school and does not discriminate in any way, including on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, or disability.
A Day at Coney Island Prep Elementary
Angel puts on her uniform and gets on the yellow bus to Coney Island Prep.
Angel and her classmates who walked to school have all arrived before the 7:25 start time! They eat their free, organic breakfast as teachers check in with scholars.
In her classroom, instruction begins with “Morning Meeting,” where they preview the day, learn key social-emotional skills, and sing songs. Angel brought in a picture of her family to share!
During Math, Angel explores Math concepts in small groups using real-life examples, physical objects, and visuals aids.
Angel’s class transitions to Art, where they create sculptures based on characters in a book they’re reading.
Time to read! During this block of time, Angel’s class focuses on learning about sea animals like starfish, sharks, and whales.
During the science block, Angel digs her hands in the dirt as her class grows plants from a seed. She can’t wait to see how it turns out!
Whew, lot’s of learning already. Time for a snack and bathroom break.
During her reading block, Angel learns with phonics, participates in read-alouds, and gets in small-group discussions with her peers.
Time for recess! Angel runs, climbs, and plays with her friends. She’s getting hungry, too.
Just in time — it’s lunch! All scholars get free lunch from Red Rabbit, eating healthy, organic, made-from-scratch meals. Angel has some allergies, so she gets a specially-made meal.
Angel sharpens her pencil and gets to writing. Today, she and her classmates are sharing what they’ve learned about sea life.
Angel’s last academic block is Zearn Math, where she uses a computer to practice the concepts she learned earlier in the day. How she does will help her teacher create tomorrow’s small group instruction.
Following the same routine she does every day, Angel packs up her backpack, and gets back on her bus to go home.
Angel waves goodbye to classmates whose families have come to pick them up as her bus pulls away!
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