About Our Schools

At Great Oaks Charter Schools, we believe every child can succeed, and we will do whatever it takes to put enable our students to thrive in college and in life.

We set ourselves apart from other college preparatory charter schools through the use of a high-dosage tutoring model. In addition to outstanding classroom instruction delivered by our teachers, we ensure all of our students get a daily boost from the Great Oaks Tutor Corps, 270 recent college graduates who dedicate a year of service in our schools. Each Corps member works closely with a group of students, helping them close the achievement gap between themselves and their wealthier peers and, ultimately, succeed in college. Outside of tutorial, Corps members act as mentors and coaches, developing close relationships with students and their families.

We know a high quality education, provided by our dedicated tutors and teachers, facilitates a bright future for Great Oaks students. However, to truly succeed, Great Oaks students must learn how to assess the world around them, understand the influences in their own lives, and take ownership of their academic and personal trajectory. Our students are incredible young people, and by empowering them to take their future into their own hands, we are amplifying their ability to give back, act as leaders for others, and make a difference – however big or small – in their own communities.


Great Oaks - New York City

  • Founded: 2013
  • School Leaders: Antonio Vance
  • Grades: 6 - 8
  • Number of Students: 210
  • Number of Teachers and Tutors: 11 Teachers, 40 Tutors

38 Delancey St
Third Floor
New York, NY 10002

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Great Oaks - Wilmington

  • Founded: 2015
  • School Leaders: Kia Johnson
  • Grades: 6 - 8
  • Number of Students: 446
  • Number of Teachers and Tutors: 12 Teachers, 59 Tutors

1200 North French Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

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Great Oaks - Bridgeport

  • Founded: 2014
  • School Leaders: Brittney Jean-Louis
  • Grades: 6 - 9
  • Number of Students: 394
  • Number of Teachers and Tutors: 16 Teachers, 55 Tutors

510 Barnum Avenue
First Floor
Bridgeport, CT 06608

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Newark – GO Legacy

  • Founded: 2011
  • School Leaders: Jared Taillefer
  • Grades: Pre-K - 12
  • Number of Students: 1472
  • Number of Teachers and Tutors: 110 Teachers, 110 Tutors

Legacy Elementary School
823 South 16th Street
Newark, NJ 07108

Legacy Middle School
823 South 16th Street
Newark, NJ 07108

Downtown Elementary School
909 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102

Downtown Middle School
24 Maiden Lane
Newark, NJ 07102

Downtown High School
17-19 Crawford Street
Newark, NJ 07102

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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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Great Oaks Legacy continues to show the power of our AmeriCorps members!

Great Oaks Legacy continues to show the power of our AmeriCorps members!

GOLCS shows us the impact AmeriCorps members can have. Take a peek and learn about our incredible results.

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