Urban Prep Charter Academies


Urban Prep Academies is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that operates a network of all-boys public schools including the country’s first charter high school for boys. Urban Prep’s mission is to provide a high-quality and comprehensive college-preparatory educational experience to young men that results in their graduates succeeding in college. The schools are a direct response to the urgent need to reverse abysmal graduation and college completion rates among boys in urban centers. While most of Urban Prep students come to the schools from economically disadvantaged households and behind in many subject areas, Urban Prep remains committed to preparing all of its students for college and life.


Demographics for Chicago Schools in Network

  • Black 98%
  • Hispanic 1%
  • White 0%
  • Other 1%
  • Low Income 85%
  • Special Education 25%
  • Limited English 0%