Public Prep is a nonprofit organization that develops high-quality, single-sex elementary and middle public schools. Our three existing Girls Prep schools believe in the importance of goal setting, fitness, and teamwork. We will open up two new schools next fall which will also instill these beliefs—Boys Prep Bronx Elementary School and Girls Prep Bronx Middle School. Core values at our schools include scholarship, merit, responsibility, and sisterhood/brotherhood.
The NYC Half is particularly fitting with Public Prep's core values of merit and sisterhood/brotherhood, as training for a half marathon requires hard work and community support. Public Prep students have fitness every day, and many of them love to run. Public Prep emphasizes fitness, health, and wellness in our curriculum, and we run several sports clubs after school. Sports and friendly competition help our students to develop critical skills such as perseverance and resilience early on in life that will help carry our students through college and ultimately lead healthy and fulfilling lives.
Funds raised by the NYC Half will support our arts and fitness programs. Our students will be cheering our team on, and they thank you for your support!