Welcome to West Prep!
At West Prep you will find a progressive 21st century school that loves and challenges all students, an innovative education program, a talented and dedicated group of educators and a school that embraces and respects a diversity of ideas, beliefs, and backgrounds. We are committed to educational excellence and sound values in a society in search of both. We pride ourselves on attracting students who want to reach their highest potential and are willing to put in the effort to do so.
I encourage you to learn about everything West Prep has to offer. We look forward to meeting you personally and thank you for your interest in our school.
Best wishes always,
Why choose us?
- 1We provide our scholars with an environment that is safe and secure so their "habits of mind' can thrive.
- 2We provide an expanded learning time model that enriches students' learning experiences throughout the day.
- 3We prepare students for the 21st century through programs that promote social emotional growth as well as academic excellence and rigor.
West Prep Academy earned a "Well Developed" score on their latest evaluation from the NYC Department of Education. Way to go!!More
Special Programs and Electives
At West Prep there is something for everybody. We encourage our scholars in grades 6-8 to participate a
range of elective courses. Students explore their unique voices through mediums such as: chorus, tap, dance, journalism, multimedia, Step, and the Martial Arts. These courses are offered to ALL students during the regular school day. By integrating these courses into our theme of "Youth Voice Through Youth Media" we foster a safe, creative, and engaging community of future artists, musicians, scientists, explorers, and innovators.
Elective Courses throughout the expanded school day include: West Prep Band, Digital Music Production, Multimedia, Regents courses: U.S. History, Living Environment, Spanish, Journalism, Peer Mediation, Chess, Tutoring, Dance (Tap, Step) Yearbook, Service Learning, and Health.
At West Prep we also understand the importance that scholars exercise their bodies as well as their minds. We offer many options for physical activity such as: Volleyball, Basketball, Boxing, Soccer, Running, Kickboxing, and Tae Kwon Do.
Teen Documentary Filmmaking
- Center for Arts Education
School Arts Support Initiative
- VH1 Save The Music
Grant awardee 2012 - 2013
- Columbia University
Teachers College Curriculum
- The Lamp
Building Media Literacy skills
- World Savvy
What people are saying ...This school makes tangible rewards for academic success. My daughter is a Super Scholar. Super scholars get actual privileges, and attend special trips. It means a lot to those kids. Dr. Susannah G. Jacobi 8th grade Parent The teachers are exceptional. They promptly answer all my emails, have been very supportive of my son, and he is learning a lot. The rest of the staff is also professional and approachable. The facility is always clean and bright and I always feel welcomed. Liz Wolfe 7th grade Parent
West Prep in the news ...
West Prep Academy was featured several times last year in a number of media outlets. Inside schools has also published a positive review of the school based on a tour that was conducted last year. Read the article here.
DNA info, a popular New York City newspaper also featured an article highlighting Mr. Padilla as a principal of the week. Read the article here.
- West Prep Academy
150 West 105th St.
New York, NY 10025
- Phone:212 280 8502
- Fax:212 280 8509
- Email:parent coordinator
- Email:magnet specialist
- West Prep Academy