Celebrating 10 Years It's about great public schools.

Apply Today to a New York City Charter School

Use this online form to apply to multiple schools at once. Submit your applications by April 1.

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NYC Charter School Career Fair

Over 75 NYC charter schools will be eager to meet quality educators, counselors, and administrators to add to their teams on March 10.

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Charter School Fair 2015

Come meet representatives from over 40 charter schools in Manhattan and the South Bronx on Saturday, March 14.

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Charters Open Doors

The Charter Center is kicking off its multilingual campaign to spread awareness that public charter schools educate English Language Learners (ELLs).

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2013-14 Test Scores Show Gains

In the second year of Common Core testing, NYC's charter schools made significant gains in Math and moderate improvements in English Language Arts.

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Get the Facts

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

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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.
197

charter schools in NYC

50000

students on charter school wait lists

77%

of charter school students are economically disadvantaged

  • 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.

  • "A council bill and a looming report thrusts ‘backfill’ into charter-school debate" Chalkbeat, March 3, 2015

  • 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.

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

83,200

charter school students in all 5 boroughs