Photo Essay: Smilow Prep Launch

Yesterday, RePublic opened to the doors to our sixth campus, Smilow Prep. In its founding year, Smilow Prep will serve about 120 5th grade students, and it will grow a grade each year until it serves students in grades 5-8. Smilow Prep is the third charter school to open in the state of Mississippi.

It was a monumental day for staff, scholars, and families alike. The photos below are a window into the excitement of yesterday-we can't wait to share more about the tremendous work of our scholars and the fantastic things they will accomplish.

We are endlessly grateful for everyone who made this day possible-our supporters, board members, staff, scholars, and families. Cheers to another great year!

Smilow Prep is located on Northside Drive in the former Wesley Biblical Seminary building. 

Mr. Denson, Smilow Prep's Dean of Students, shakes a new scholar's hand.

Mrs. Haberman, Smilow Prep's Principal, presents a scholar with her tie-the tie is an integral part of the Smilow Prep uniform.

Smilow Prep teachers and scholars enjoy breakfast as a full team on the first morning. 

Reimagine Prep teachers were on hand at Smilow Prep to help launch the school. Above, Ms. Russell and Ms. Hubbard in a Smilow Prep classroom.