A highly successful group of community leaders are working to establish a new proposed charter school in the heart of Far Rockaway.


“Whether created by parents and teachers or community and civic leaders, charter schools serve as incubators of innovation in neighborhoods across our country...Our children only get one chance at an education, and charter schools demonstrate what is possible when States, communities, teachers, parents, and students work together.”

Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States



The mission of the Challenge Preparatory Charter School Central [Proposed] is to prepare students to excel academically and compete successfully for admission to high-performing public, private and parochial high schools in NYC. To accomplish its mission, Challenge Prep will offer a rigorous academic curriculum within a safe and supportive school environment. Challenge Prep will cultivate the intellectual, social, emotional and ethical development of its students and support them in achieving mastery of the 28 NYS Learning Standards and the Common Core Learning Standards.


Find out about our mission, the community, and the academic needs of the children in Far Rockaway.

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Challenge Prep Central's founding group is passionate about meeting the academic needs of the children of Far Rockaway. We hope you will join us in the development of our new proposed charter school!

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