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Use the Charter Center's Common Online Charter School Application to find & apply to multiple charter schools near you now through April 1.

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The New York City Charter School Center

helps new charter schools get started, supports existing schools and builds community support so that highly effective schools can flourish.
216

charter schools in NYC

44400

students on charter school wait lists

77%

of charter school students are economically disadvantaged

  • Search current job listings at New York City charter schools and charter organizations.

  • With an intense focus on developing stronger applications for NYS authorization, our Apply Right program will help your planning team get your school vision off the ground.

  • Discover what goes on inside NYC’s public charter schools. Our videos and pictures introduce you to school leaders and charter parents as well as provide insights on school culture and community engagement.

  • Our Online Resource Library offers exemplars, trainings, guides, templates and more to support best practices within public charter schools.

  • The Charter Center sets the record straight on NYC charter schools. Learn more about charter school achievement, demographics, facilities and more.

  • Opening a school is a complex process. Our programs and supports help guide you through the maze of operations requirements, including human resources, finances, student enrollment and more.

106,600

charter school students in all 5 boroughs