Democracy Prep

3100 Martin Luther King Jr Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20032

(202) 561-0860

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Democracy Prep

AppleTree is excited to partner with Democracy Prep to provide an engaging and structured introduction to school for three- and four-year-olds by operating preschool and pre-kindergarten classes at Democracy Prep. AppleTree@Democracy Prep opened in August 2014 and serves 110 preschool and pre-kindergarten students in the 2016-2017 school year.

Our AppleTee@ model means that we provide a high-quality preschool and pre-K at Democracy Prep public charter school that goes to 5th grade. AppleTree students are enrolled at Democracy Prep and we work closely with the kindergarten teachers to ensure a successful transition from pre-K to elementary school.

Here is the Democracy Prep Parent Handbook for the 2018-2019 school year.

The MSDC Common Lottery for SY19/20 deadline was March 1, 2019.  Families will be informed on March 29th of their school choice.  If you are matched or waitlisted to an AppleTree @ school, please contact the Operations Coordinator at the school for instruction to complete and secure your child’s seat for SY19/20.

Meet the Principal


Tara Young joined AppleTree in October of 2016 as the Principal of the Democracy Prep campus. She has work experiences in various capacities as an employee of Prince George’s County Public Schools. Her experiences include serving as a Kindergarten Teacher, Instructional Coach, Assistant Principal, and Resident Principal.

Ms. Young received her undergraduate degree in elementary education and sociology from North Carolina Central University. She later earned her Master’s of Science in educational leadership from McDaniel College. Ms. Young has a certification in literacy coaching from the University of Maryland and she was endorsed as a New Leaders principal where she acquired essential knowledge and skills for leadership in urban settings.

Teaching has always been a passion for Ms. Young. She views education as a moral imperative and is dedicated to providing quality educational experience for children. Serving as Principal with AppleTree Early Learning Public Charter School will give her the opportunity to share that knowledge, and passion with other educators and influence them to seek excellence for every child.


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