Welcome From Dr. Perry
Welcome to Capital Prep. We are a family of children, faculty and parents focused on sending every child to a four-year college with a keen understanding of social justice. We believe that to whom much is given, much is expected. Therefore, it is not enough for our children to get an education. We expect them to use it to improve the lives of others.
Capital Prep began as an answer to the question of a parent, “Why is it that only rich kids get good schools?” I am confident that we now have an answer. Capital Prep proves that any child from any race or economic setting can be provided access to a world-class education. Our year round, grades Pre K-12, college preparatory school is a research based practically proven example of the type of education children from all over the nation can have.
We have designed a school that is housed in one of the nation’s poorest performing school districts, yet we are able to attract over 2,000 applications from 22 surrounding suburban communities for just 30 available openings. Our approach is simple, we focus on discipline, structure with a deep and abiding love that refuses to allow any child to give us anything less than their very best. We believe that correction is the highest form of affection. Said differently, when you love a child you must show them the right way. This is what we give to our own, biological children. Our students deserve nothing less. Since our first year we have sent every graduate to a four year college, become the state’s most improved middle school, as well as, according to US News & World Reports, one of America’s Best High Schools and we’re just getting started.
I am but one member of an amazing family of children, faculty and parents. Together we have set out to change education forever. We have come to the notion of public education to build a community of change agents. We have also come to prove that, no matter the circumstances, children can and will perform at the highest levels of education.
Thanks for stopping by, now come visit. We’d love to meet you.
All the best,
Steve Perry, Ph.D., M.S.W.
Founder and Principal