Richmond Prep Opening Delayed Until September 2021

Dear Families Interested in Richmond Preparatory Charter School,

In our efforts to create the best possible academic environment for the children of Staten Island, we have made the difficult decision to delay the opening of Richmond Prep until September 2021. We understand that this is an impactful decision; despite our best efforts we were unable to secure adequate facilities to house our innovative program. As a result, we have applied to the New York State Department of Education for an additional planning year.

We know that finding the right school is extremely difficult and as disappointing as this is for all of us, we believe that this is the best course of action at this time. We do apologize and would like to recommend that you consider Lavelle Prep, another ICS school, as an excellent option for your child’s middle school education. Lavelle Prep will provide your child with a fully inclusive college-preparatory learning experience in a setting with small class sizes. Applications can be submitted through

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Principal Chris Zilinski at 347-855-2238 ext 352 or


Kenneth Byalin, PhD.                                               


Integration Charter Schools                            

Chris Zilinski

Founding Principal

Richmond Preparatory Charter School