For Parents

1 Get to Know Charter Schools


Charter schools are free public schools open to all students in New York City. Check our "About Charter Schools" page to learn more about charter school structures, demographics, achievement and more.

About Charter Schools
NYC Charter Schools

2 Participate in the Enrollment Process


Students must fill out an application for each charter school they are interested in attending. As charter schools are in high demand, admission is determined by a lottery system.

Get your enrollment questions answered and see important dates in the application process.

Enrollment Questions

3 Locate and Apply to Charter Schools


Charter schools are located throughout Manhattan and the five boroughs. Our map will help you locate schools in your area. You can also apply to schools online through our common charter school application.

Find Charter Schools

Charter School Search



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