Frequently Asked Questions

What is a charter school?

A charter school is an open-enrollment, tuition-free public school that is open to ALL grade-appropriate students in a designated geographic area, on a space available basis.  It is an independently managed public school governed by a Board of Trustees.  In exchange for flexibility in operation, a charter school is held to a high standard of accountability for performance.

Is there a cost to attend a charter school?

No.  Like other public schools, charter schools are tuition-free.

Do you provide transportation?

Yes.  Transportation to and from school is provided for eligible students.

I have a child with a special education diagnosis and an IEP.
Is my child eligible to attend your school?

Yes.  Students with disabilities are eligible to attend a charter school on the same basis as all other students.  Transportation may also be provided to students with disabilities as required by the student’s Individual Education Program (IEP).

Is there a school uniform?

Yes.  Detailed information about the uniform is provided at our parent orientation sessions.

Do you have a waiting list?

Each year, we conduct a lottery if the number of student applicants exceeds the number of spaces we have available.  After all available seats have been filled, the remaining applicants will be placed on a waiting list which will be kept for that school year only.

How do I apply?

Refer to our Admissions & Enrollment section for more information, or contact our office at 973.374.7000, to find out about an upcoming information session.