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24 Applications for Just 7 Charters

Charter schools applications have more than tripled the amount available under the cap. 24 hopeful schools have submitted their applications, but some may be turned away due to the charter cap.


Happy Anniversary!

Charter schools have revolutionized New York City’s educational landscape. To celebrate 20 years of service, hear from the students, educators and community leaders who make it all possible.


Apply to NYC Charter Schools!

With the Charter Center’s Common Online Charter School Application you can easily find and apply to multiple charter schools in NYC!


Charters Close the Achievement Gap

The NYSED 2017-18 assessments show New York City charter schools outperformed and outgained traditional district schools in both ELA and math.


Lift the Cap on NYC Charters!

With parent demand for charters higher than ever, we call for an elimination of the arbitrary cap on the number of high-quality charter schools allowed in NYC.


Charter Demand Remains High

Parent demand for NYC charter schools reaches an all-time high with a 9% increase in applicants for the 2018-2019 school year.


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.

charter schools in NYC


students on charter school wait lists


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.


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