Frequently Asked Questions
You can find our four schools’ simple applications above. Once you complete the application, we’ll follow up with next steps.
Charter schools are public schools funded by local governments that are run by people or organizations that are not employed by the local school district.
No. Great Oaks Charter Schools are tuition-free.
No. We admit students through an open-admissions lottery, which means students gain admission through a randomized process after they apply.
Our school in Newark serves grades Pre-K-12. Bridgeport is currently accepting applications for grades 6-9. Next year our schools in NYC and Wilmington will serve grades 6-8. Beginning in 2018-2019, we’ll expand beyond middle school to high school in Bridgeport, NYC, and Wilmington until we serve grades 6-12.
We are currently accepting applications for 6th grade for the 2017-2018 school year in New York City, Bridgeport, and Wilmington. We are accepting applications for all grades at Great Oaks Legacy (Newark).
Yes. Each of our schools has a dedicated team of special education professionals. In Bridgeport, we give admissions preference to English Language Learners (ELL), and we have staff members who are able to accommodate these students’ needs at all of our campuses.
Yes. We automatically grant admission to students’ siblings as long as they are in a grade for which we are accepting applications. You must still fill out an application for them to gain admission.
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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.Read Article
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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.Read Article