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 Legacy Charter School

  • Founded: 2011
  • School Leaders: Jared Taillefer, Kenneth Schultz
  • Grades: K-12
  • Number of Students: 1355
  • Number of Teachers and Tutors: 110 Teachers, 110 Tutors

Great Oaks Middle School
24 Maiden Lane
Newark, NJ 07102

Great Oaks High School
17-19 Crawford Street
Newark, NJ 07102

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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 - Bridgeport

  • Founded: 2014
  • School Leaders: Monica Maccera Filppu
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Number of Students: 324
  • Number of Teachers and Tutors: 16 Teachers, 55 Tutors

510 Barnum Avenue
Third Floor
Bridgeport, CT 06608

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Great Oaks - Wilmington

  • Founded: 2015
  • School Leaders: Kia Childs
  • Grades: 6-7
  • Number of Students: 340
  • Number of Teachers and Tutors: 12 Teachers, 59 Tutors

1200 North French Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

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

#TutorTuesdays – Meet Bridgeport’s Riley Hasson

#TutorTuesdays – Meet Bridgeport’s Riley Hasson

Meet Riley Hasson and hear about her time in the Great Oaks - Bridgeport Tutor Corps!

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Black History Month at GO-WIL

Black History Month at GO-WIL

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Great Oaks – Bridgeport featured in The Bridgeport Daily Voice

Great Oaks - Bridgeport featured in the Bridgeport Daily Voice

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