Nominate (For Educators)

Welcome Nominators! 

Thank you for your interest in nominating students for Prep and/or PREP 9. Each year, over 800 New York City schools nominate their top students of color to apply for a place in Prep for Prep. Our admissions process relies on educators, guidance counselors, and community leaders to help identify young people with the potential to be leaders of tomorrow. We extend our deepest gratitude for your continued support and collaboration. The nomination deadline is Wednesday, December 20, 2023.

Prep (5th and 6th grade) Nominations PREP 9 (7th grade) Nominations

If you are a parent and/or legal guardian of an applicant, please go to the Apply page.
We invite educators to learn more about our programming alongside prospective students and their families at one of our Open Houses. These events feature a short presentation followed by Q&A. The registration information below is for our nominators. If you are an interested applicant, please register for an event here.

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  • A Word From the Wise

    The Collegiate School
    November 20, 2023
    6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

    Current students will share key insights into the early stages of the Prep Journey. When a student enters Prep for Prep, their families embark on this journey as well. Parents of Prep alumni will join students to discuss what this process has meant to them and their children.

  • Men of Prep

    The Collegiate School
    December 6, 2023
    6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

    Prep for Prep and PREP 9 students and alumni will discuss their experiences as men of color in the Preparatory Component and at independent school, as well as how Prep has supported them on their journeys.

  • Excellence in Academia

    The Collegiate School
    January 11, 2024
    6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

    Prep alumni have taken their passion for education and given back to their communities as heads of schools, deans, and other positions of leadership at schools nationwide. Hear from Prep alumni who are currently shaping the world of education.

  • Wellness at Prep

    The Collegiate School
    February 8, 2024
    6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

     Prep for Prep’s Academic Programs staff and student support team will describe the role of the Preparatory Component advisory program and student counseling in supporting students on their Prep Journey.

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Prep for Prep's mission is to develop future leaders by creating access for young people of color to first-rate educational, leadership development and professional opportunities.