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PEL PREP is a private ministerial association for families seeking a classical Christian homeschool community. We meet three days a week at Compass Church in the beautiful town of East Northport.  Our association is blessed to support parents with a complete curriculum plan and the expertise of local educational mentors.


PEL Prep combines four distinctive elements:
Gospel-centered worldview
Classical curriculum
Collaborative Learning
Cultivation of joyful discovery

Each student is important to us at PEL Prep, and we see the part we play in their education as a true privilege. Read on to find out more about the benefits of our courses, or contact us to learn more.

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PEL PREP will equip students to become discerning scholars, faithful leaders, compassionate servants, and instruments of light to the Long Island area and beyond.

PEL PREP seeks to partner with parents to prepare students for a lifelong pursuit of learning through classical methodology and joyful discovery; developing depth of character, wisdom, and a desire to engage their world for the glory of God.

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To inspire each member of our community to live a life empowered by the gospel.

For the word of the Lord is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 1 Corinthians 1:18​

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable,

if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.​ Philippians 4:8

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  • Desire to grow in knowledge, wisdom, and understanding

  • Develop a God-centered, Biblical worldview

  • Display Christ-honoring character and humility

  • Demonstrate respect and honor for their elders and fellow classmates

  • Learn to communicate persuasively and eloquently

  • Cultivate creativity


  • Assume the responsibilities of the primary educator of their children in each course of study

  • Live out their role as the most influential spiritual advisor for their children

  • Encourage one another in training children to glorify God


  • Display a love for God, a love for children, and a love of learning

  • Demonstrate a passion for classical education and excellence in all they do

  • Assist parents in their role as spiritual and academic teachers to their children

  • Cultivate effective communication skills to motivate and inspire students toward learning

  • Demonstrate Christ-honoring character and humility

  • Serve as a positive role model for students, parents, and the community


Cassandra Mulligan

Founder, wife, mother of five, homeschool mom, BA in business from New York University Stern School of Business, passionate about sharing the way, the truth and the life with our students and their families


Rachel Mulligan

Associate director, upper grammar mentor, pursuing BS from Liberty University in Business, homeschooled through high school, passionate about Jesus, and educating children truthfully and beautifully


Kristen Fennelly

Lower grammar secondary mentor, wife, mother of three, studied children's ministry at Central Bible College, Former youth and children's pastor with her husband, current ministry director at Compass Church, lover of Jesus and His people


Erica DiBartolo

Lower grammar primary mentor, graduate of Liberty University with B.S. in elementary/special education, teacher licensure in NY State, passionate about teaching and learning in truth and love


Jennifer Tuosto

Lower grammar secondary menor, wife, mother of four, homeschool mom, dual MA in special/elementary education from Hofstra University, BA in business education from Frank G. Zarb school of business, children's ministry teacher at Compass Church.


Eve Gerbano

Middle grammar menror, wife, homeschool mom, graduate of NYIB, mother of four, licensed medical esthetician, lifelong seeker and speaker of God's truth


Julia Sorrentino

Middle grammar mentor, pursuing BS in psychology from Stonybrook University, board member and Sunday school administrator at Compass Church


Judith Iannone

Dialectic and rhetoric mentor, wife, mother of three, homeschool mom, BS in Microbiology from SUNY Plattsburgh, bible study leader at Gospel Community Church in Sayville


Jennifer Rizzuto

Middle grammar mentor. info to come


Donna Floridia

Art mentor. Homeschooled all 5 children. Was apprentice to renowned sculptor Joseph Mack at Huntington Fine Arts Workshop (Academy). Set designer, dance teacher. “I am living my dream to share my love for theater and art with PEL Prep students.” 


Chloe Mulligan

Art mentor, professional graphic designer, homeschooled through high school, musician with the Compass worship team


Kirsten Seeberger

Music mentor, BA in music education from Lee University, homeschooled through 9th grade, worship team coordinator and young adult ministry leader at Church on the Sound in Stonybrook


Danielle Kerr

Assistant, pursuing a degree in early childhood education, homeschooled through high school, vocalist with the Gospel Community Church worship team


Noelle Kerr

Assistant, homeschooled through high school, She has been teaching and choreographing dance for 4 years. Currently a teacher at Kovacs Studio of Dance, she absolutely loves what she does.

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