Our athletic programs and clubs provide enrichment opportunities for all students to discover new talents or sharpen their existing skills.

This programming is key in ensuring our students are well-rounded and competitive when applying to college, scholarships, and summer opportunities.

Sports at People’s Prep include basketball, track and field, cheer, and volleyball.

Our boys’ basketball team won the NJ Charter Athletic League Tournament last year! And in our clubs, students can learn about boat building, art, guitar, and more.

We believe it is vital to close the exposure gap for our students, so we encourage students to apply for summer internships and enrichment programs. We rely on the support of our community members to ensure that students participate in programs that challenge them. Examples of recent partners include:


  • Sadie Nash
  • Rutgers Pathways to Achievement and Success Program
  • Ignite Newark
  • Boat Building with Project USE
  • Greater Newark Conservancy

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Our new honors program, Voyage, offers a rigorous interdisciplinary pedagogy to students who have a proven academic track record.

Voyage students will enroll in honors classes in the arts, math, and humanities, some Voyage students will additionally matriculate in dual-enrollment programs at local colleges and universities, will work as year-long interns with a Newark business partner, and benefit from off-campus cultural enrichment trips. Students will need to meet cumulative GPA and ACT benchmark requirement and complete an application, which includes one personal statement and one teacher recommendation. Students who have not built a proven academic track record may also apply to the program if they demonstrate a desire and capacity to opt into the challenge. The program will play a dual role in both preparing students for social and academic challenges, while also improving students’ academic profiles so they may transition to more selective colleges and universities upon high school graduation.

“The work that I do here at PPCS helps diminish the opportunity gap. I am able to provide my students with opportunities that did not exist for me as a young girl who attended a small public school with minimal resources.”

– Manoushka Adam

College Prep For ALL Students

Choosing your high school is a big step on your journey to college graduation.
People’s Prep believes that all students should have the option of a college preparatory program.

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