Charters Schools Are for All Students
Did you know that charter schools are free public schools open to all New York City students? Today, there are 272 of them serving 145,000 students from all backgrounds, including English language learners and students with special needs. Charter schools don’t select students based on their academic background. Parents simply fill out a short application and students are admitted through a random lottery. Charters schools serve students from Pre-K through high school and are located in all five boroughs of NYC.
Charters Prepare Students for College & Career
“I love the constant access that I have to my 6-year-old daughter’s teachers at her charter school. I truly feel like a partner in my child’s education – I am always welcome to observe classrooms and participate in student activities to stay connected.”
- Valerie Babb, Harlem Link Charter School parent
Charter Schools in the 5 boroughs
How to Apply – Don’t Miss the Deadline!
The application period starts each October and ends by April 1, so don’t forget to submit your application on time!
There are 3 easy ways to apply to a charter school:
- You can submit an application through the Common Online Charter School Application where you can apply to multiple schools at once. Visit nyccharterschools.schoolmint.net today!
- You can visit a school of your choice and pick up an application in person. Visit nyccharterschools.org/school-search to find charters in your neighborhood.
- Or you can visit any school’s website and download an application.