From the Head of School

Each morning, the Community Prep family- students, teachers, and administrators- begins its day reciting the following words by educator Marva Collins:
This day has been given to me fresh and clear. I can use it or throw it away. I promise I shall use this day to the fullest, realizing it can never come back again. I realize this is my life to use or to throw away.

We've known for years these words speak to our students, but I was still surprised when a graduate recently told me he included this quote, and Community Prep's impact on his life, in his graduate school application essay. With more than 30 years of experience teaching students to set high goals and achieve them, I am constantly reminded that Community Prep teaches students so much more than academics. Our school is a crossroads, where a truly diverse group of students come together to learn, share, achieve, dream, grow, create, play, and thrive, knowing they will go on to some of the best high schools and colleges in the country. So many people's efforts make Community Prep the success it is today- students, parents, teachers, staff, administrators, trustees, donors, and volunteers. I invite you to learn more about our Community Prep family, through this website and, hopefully, a visit to our school. You are always welcome.


Dan Corley
Head of School