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Great Oaks Charter School – New York City (GO – NYC) is located on Manhattan’s culturally rich and diverse Lower East Side. We opened our doors in 2013. Our students are provided with a high-quality, rigorous education, which includes foreign language and the arts. Currently serves students in grades 6-8 but is growing.  GO-NYC High School will open its doors in August 2021 with 9th grade and grow a grade each year until we are a fully operating 6-12 option for New York City families. 

GO-NYC provides a safe and nurturing environment for all students. English Language Learners and students with IEPs receive admissions preference in our lottery. In addition to our strong and professional teaching staff, we have a partnership with Ameri-Corps and employ 40+  full-time Fellows. Every GO-NYC student is provided with two full periods of individualized, small group instruction from a GO-NYC Fellow. Support includes small group English Language Arts and mathematics instruction as well as social and emotional support.  To learn more about GO-NYC happenings, please visit our school calendar or contact us.

Why do families choose Great Oaks – New York City?


Unparalleled Individualized Instruction

In addition to a rigorous array of classes, including the arts, all GO-NYC students receive two hours of small-group mentoring from our Fellows every single day. Our mentoring 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 Fellows 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

GO-NYC 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 fellows 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 fellows, teachers, and staff members, and they work relentlessly to support our students. At GO-NYC, 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.