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Coney Island Prep is a free, public charter school with three campuses in South Brooklyn. Our mission is to prepare your child to succeed in the college and career of their choice.

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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.

2018 Information Sessions

  • Coney Island Prep Elementary School, 8787 24th Avenue, Brooklyn [map]

    Saturday, January 20th, 10-11AM
    Saturday, February 10th, 10-11AM*
    Saturday, March 3rd, 10-11AM

    *this session is in Spanish

  • Coney Island Prep Middle School, 501 West Avenue, Brooklyn [map]

    Saturday, February 10, 10-11AM*
    Saturday, March 3, 10-11AM

    *this session is in Spanish

  • Coney Island Prep High School 294 Avenue T, Brooklyn [map]

    Saturday, March 3, 12PM-1PM

A Day at Coney Island Prep Elementary

  • 6:30am

    Angel puts on her uniform and gets on the yellow bus to Coney Island Prep.

  • 7:20am

    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.

  • 7:25am

    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!

  • 7:50am

    During Math, Angel explores Math concepts in small groups using real-life examples, physical objects, and visuals aids.

  • 8:20am

    Angel’s class transitions to Art, where they create sculptures based on characters in a book they’re reading.

  • 8:50am

    Time to read! During this block of time, Angel’s class focuses on learning about sea animals like starfish, sharks, and whales.

  • 9:30am

    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!

  • 10:00am

    Whew, lot’s of learning already. Time for a snack and bathroom break.

  • 10:10am

    During her reading block, Angel learns with phonics, participates in read-alouds, and gets in small-group discussions with her peers.

  • 12:10pm

    Time for recess! Angel runs, climbs, and plays with her friends. She’s getting hungry, too.

  • 12:40pm

    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.

  • 1:10pm

    Angel sharpens her pencil and gets to writing. Today, she and her classmates are sharing what they’ve learned about sea life.

  • 1:55pm

    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.

  • 3:25pm

    Following the same routine she does every day, Angel packs up her backpack, and gets back on her bus to go home.

  • 3:30pm

    Angel waves goodbye to classmates whose families have come to pick them up as her bus pulls away!