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Our school has experienced a good deal of success in the past few years and we are proud of the high-quality school we have become. While much of our success has been measured by student achievement on State exams and other sources of data, I am most proud of our school’s success, not in producing great data, but in producing great students. I believe that the Preparatory Academy for Writers is evidence that a fun, creative, and supportive atmosphere coupled with systems that create both self-directed and collaborative students result in high student achievement. Making students love school is important to making students successful in school, just as making students successful in school is important to making students love school. It is a positive cycle that I have watched snowball here over the years.

This year, despite all of the obstacles that a global pandemic has placed in our way, we will continue to build a community of excellence. We are a community of hard-working, brilliant individuals that are continuously improving. We understand that excellence isn’t a destination, it isn’t a final goal, and it isn’t permanent. Excellence is a process. Excellence is achieved every day, maintained through shared expectations, perseverance, and collaboration. We are not great because we are better than everybody else; we are great because we are better than we were the day before. I am privileged to be a part of such a wonderful community. I am inspired by the dedication of our teachers and the achievements of our scholars. Together, we are making an impact on the world in which we live.

Charles Anderson, Principal

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 We had the pleasure of having our Superintendent, Dr. Josephine Yeboah Van-Ess,

and her staff visit Springfield Gardens Campus for “ Kickin it with Van-Ess” Check it out HERE!!



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