Coney Island Prep is a college preparatory public charter school in Brooklyn, New York. Merging growth, performance and commitment, the Coney Island Prep community takes its responsibility to prepare students for the college and career of their choice very seriously. Professionals balance their sense of ownership and responsibility with humility and levity and are supported every step of the way.
In the 2017-2018 school year, Coney Island Prep will reach full capacity, serving approximately 1,000 scholars in grades K–12. Coney Island Prep High School will proudly send our first graduating class to the college of their choice at the end of this year. This is the result of the tireless work of our teachers and students at all three campuses who prove everyday that our scholars’ dreams will not be denied.
The mission of Coney Island Prep is to prepare every student to succeed in the college and career of their choice. We achieve success through a rigorous academic program in a supportive and structured school community.
There is no more urgent task than to educate students from low-income backgrounds. So we hire professionals who are committed to the core. It’s high-energy, fast-paced, tiring and sometimes all-consuming. But we wouldn’t have it any other way. And neither would you.
What We Have to Offer
There are plenty of ways you can make an impact. And our team is all in. You have the opportunity to work with students, and there’s always someone who’s got your back from coaching you through a bad day to helping you grow professionally. And while the environment can be hectic and ever-changing, you’ll have all of the technology and caffeine you need to get the job done.
What We Ask In Return
You have to be all in too. You own your work and when you reach your goals, you reach higher. Our professionals work incredibly hard, and are inspired by the urgency of what we do. We need professionals who aren’t afraid to ask for help, feedback, and support. They’re driven by personal responsibility, data, and results, and they’re not above doing whatever’s asked. They make friends at work, smile through hectic days, and add a little levity in along the way.
Mindsets and Experience
Passion for education and a dedication to Coney Island Prep’s mission
Steadfast belief that all students can achieve at the highest academic levels and deserve an opportunity to succeed in the college of their choice
Bachelors degree required; Masters degree and NY state certification preferred
Professional demeanor and excellent organizational skills
Self-reflective and open to regular feedback
An entrepreneurial spirit, embracing the opportunity for creativity and hard work inherent in a start-up
A positive, solution-oriented attitude and drive for excellence
Willingness to be a team player
Assume a high level of personal responsibility for the progress of all students
Create academically rigorous lesson plans, materials, and assessments, and differentiate as needed
Teach engaging, rigorous, and relevant lessons daily
Communicate effectively with all stakeholders, including scholars, families, and staff
Commit to a school culture of consistency by implementing school-wide systems, structures, and procedures
Reflect on various data sources to improve your practice
Take on a proactive role in creating a positive, structured, results-oriented and fun school culture
Actively participate in weekly professional development at the school
At Coney Island Prep High School, teachers can expect to teach 4 hour-long blocks per day. You will have 3 hour-long planning periods. All teachers share community duties, such as monitoring lunch, study hall, and hallway transitions.
Benefits and Compensation
Teachers at Coney Island Prep are provided with an extremely generous salary and are eligible for a school-wide performance-based bonus.
As a regular full time employee of Coney Island Prep School, you will be eligible for benefits that include medical, dental and vision, as well as a generous retirement benefit package.
Teachers are provided with laptops and access to all the necessary technology and resources needed to succeed in the classroom.
Interested applicants should go to https://coneyisland.schoolrecruiter.net/Index.aspx to apply for available jobs. Coney Island Preparatory Public Charter School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, national origin, citizenship or disability.
Students at Coney Island Preparatory Public Charter School will develop the academic skills and character necessary for success in selective colleges and universities, and the career of their choice. Students will realize success through a rigorous academic program, with a strong focus on writing, in a supportive and structured school environment.
Initially housed in just four rooms of the Ca...rey Gardens Community Center on Coney Island’s Surf Avenue, Coney Island Prep opened in August 2009 with a class of 90 eager fifth graders. A school of firsts, Coney Island Prep was the first in the city to be located within a New York Public Housing Authority housing development.
From these humble beginnings, Coney Island Prep has grown each year. To accommodate this expansion, in 2011, the middle school relocated to a shared space with I.S. 303 and the Rachel Carson High School for Coastal Studies. In fall 2013, with our first cohort of scholars ready for ninth grade, we opened our high school campus in a newly renovated space on Avenue T, in the heart of South Brooklyn. Finally, amid increasing community demand for high quality elementary school options, we continued our growth by launching Coney Island Prep’s elementary school in August 2014.
At full capacity by the 2017-18 school year, we will be the academic home of more than 1,000 scholars—300 elementary school, 360 middle school, and 360 high school students.