NYC charter schools are now accepting applications for the 2024-25 school year.

NYC charter schools are now accepting applications for the 2024-25 school year.

Virtual Charter School Fair
- March 6

Attend live virtual tours and meet with local charter school representatives from grades Pre-K through 12. All from the comfort of your home. FREE & Open to all families.

Explore NYC Charter Schools

February is Charter School Open House Month. Visit (virtually and in-person) charter schools in your neighborhood to see what they have to offer your child.

Explore What Charter Schools Can Offer Your Child

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Attend a Charter School Open House

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Inside NYC Charter Schools

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charter schools in all five boroughs


estimated students enrolled in NYC charter schools

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of all NYC public school students attend a charter school

Charter school students are EXCELLING, including English-language Learners and students with disabilities.

NYC charter school students continued the trend of achieving higher proficiency rates than traditional district and state counterparts in the 2021-22 ELA and math state assessments.

Charter schools serve students with disabilities and offer a wide range of accommodations and supports.

Multilingual Language Learners in charter schools are more likely to attain proficiency in English at a faster rate than their district counterparts.

If the number of applicants to a charter school exceeds the number of available seats, then the school holds a random admissions lottery.

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