For Families and Students

Why do families choose Great Oaks Charter Schools?

At Great Oaks, students and families come first. The hundreds of dedicated staff members across our network have an unwavering belief in every student’s ability to succeed, and we’re committed to operating the best public charter schools in Newark, NJ, New York City, Bridgeport, CT, and Wilmington, DE.

Unparalleled Individualized Instruction

In addition to a rigorous array of classes, every Great Oaks student receives two hours of small-group tutoring from our Tutor Corps. Every day. Our tutoring model enables students to catch up if they have fallen behind and pushes them to go even further when they’re excelling academically. Furthermore, our tutors serve as mentors to our students, doing everything they can to encourage success both in and outside of the classroom.

Commitment to Family and Community Engagement

Great Oaks parents and guardians are essential members of our community. As such, we regularly invite them to a variety of school events, ranging from report card conferences to ceremonies to honor students’ success. Additionally, our tutors and staff members regularly call home to give updates on student progress.

High Expectations for Success in College and Beyond

Every student deserves a chance to succeed in college and life afterwards. We set the bar high for how our students perform academically and how they carry themselves. We have similarly high expectations for our tutors, teachers, and staff members, and they work relentlessly to support our students. At Great Oaks, students and families can expect a rigorous charter school curriculum, a focused learning environment, and a team dedicated to success.

Join an Amazing Team

We believe that high quality teachers and leaders are key to student success. We are committed to recruiting and developing talented educators.

Director of AmeriCorps, Chester Spellman, Visits GO-NYC

Director of AmeriCorps, Chester Spellman, Visits GO-NYC

Director of AmeriCorps, Chester Spellman, visited our GO-NYC school and saw the great work our AmeriCorps members are doing. Read about the visit in an article written by our very own DJ Hartigan, Tutor Corps Manager for GO-NYC.

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GO-NYC Family Potluck Event

GO-NYC Family Potluck Event

GO-NYC held a Family Potluck to welcome the holiday season. Click to read about the event and see pictures.

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GO-WIL’s Executive Director Kia Johnson featured in Delaware Online

GO-WIL’s Executive Director Kia Johnson featured in Delaware Online

Read about GO-WIL's Executive Director Kia Johnson in an article that explores the experiences that led her towards becoming an educator and a successful participant of the "Lead for Delaware" program.

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