Charter School Office

2014 - 2015 Approved New York State Charter Schools

A listing of the 258 charter schools currently approved to operate in New York State as of January 2014 can be found below. By clicking on the link of each charter school, you will find directory information about each school, the most recent annual reports and audited statements, and a link to the school's website. Charter schools authorized by the Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education and the SUNY Board of Trustees also have links to information that is maintained by their authorizers. 

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Charter School Directory

Charter School Name

School District

2014-15
Year of Operation

Authorizer

Academic Leadership Charter School NYC CSD 7 6 NYC-DoE
Academy Charter School Hempstead UFSD 6 SUNY BoT
Academy of the City Charter School NYC CSD 30 4 SUNY BoT
Achievement First Apollo Charter School NYC CSD 19 5 SUNY BoT
Achievement First Aspire Charter School NYC CSD 19 2 SUNY BoT
Achievement First Brownsville Charter School NYC CSD 23 7 SUNY BoT
Achievement First Bushwick Charter School NYC CSD 32 9 SUNY BoT
Achievement First Crown Heights Charter School NYC CSD 17 10 NYC-DoE
Achievement First East New York Charter School NYC CSD 19 10 NYC-DoE
Achievement First Endeavor Charter School NYC CSD 13 9 NYC-DoE
Achievement First Linden Charter School NYC CSD 19 1 SUNY BoT
Achievement First North Brooklyn Prep Charter School NYC CSD 32 1 SUNY BoT
Albany Community Charter School Albany City 9 SUNY BoT
Albany Leadership Charter School for Girls Albany City 5 SUNY BoT
Aloma D. Johnson Charter School Buffalo City 7 Board of Regents
Amani Public Charter School Mount Vernon 4 Board of Regents
Amber Charter School NYC CSD 4 15 SUNY BoT
American Dream Charter School NYC CSD 7 1 Board of Regents
Bedford Stuyvesant Collegiate Charter School NYC CSD 16 7 SUNY BoT
Bedford Stuyvesant New Beginnings Charter School NYC CSD 16 5 NYC-DoE
Beginning with Children Charter School NYC CSD 14 14 NYC-DoE
Beginning with Children Charter School 2 NYC CSD 14 3 SUNY BoT
Boys Preparatory Charter School of New York NYC CSD 7 1 SUNY BoT
Brighter Choice Charter Middle School for Boys Albany City 5 SUNY BoT
Brighter Choice Charter Middle School for Girls Albany City 5 SUNY BoT
Brighter Choice Charter School for Boys Albany City 13 Board of Regents
Brighter Choice Charter School for Girls Albany City 13 Board of Regents
Brilla College Preparatory Charter School NYC CSD 7 2 Board of Regents
Bronx Academy of Promise Charter School NYC CSD 9 7 NYC-DoE
Bronx Charter School for Better Learning NYC CSD 11 12 SUNY BoT
Bronx Charter School for Children (The) NYC CSD 7 11 Board of Regents
Bronx Charter School for Excellence NYC CSD 11 11 SUNY BoT
Bronx Charter School for the Arts NYC CSD 8 12 Board of Regents
Bronx Community Charter School NYC CSD 10 7 NYC-DoE
Bronx Global Learning Institute for Girls Charter School NYC CSD 7 7 NYC-DoE
Bronx Lighthouse Charter School NYC CSD 12 11 NYC-DoE
Bronx Preparatory Charter School NYC CSD 9 14 SUNY BoT
Brooklyn Ascend Charter School NYC CSD 18 7 NYC-DoE
Brooklyn Charter School NYC CSD 14 15 NYC-DoE
Brooklyn Dreams Charter School NYC CSD 22 5 SUNY BoT
Brooklyn East Collegiate Charter School NYC CSD 13 5 SUNY BoT
Brooklyn Excelsior Charter School NYC CSD 16 12 SUNY BoT
Brooklyn Laboratory Charter School NYC CSD 13 1 Board of Regents
Brooklyn Prospect Charter School NYC CSD 15 6 SUNY BoT
Brooklyn Scholars Charter School NYC CSD 19 6 NYC-DoE
Brooklyn Urban Garden Charter School NYC CSD 15 2 Board of Regents
Broome Street Academy Charter High School NYC CSD 2 4 SUNY BoT
Brownsville Ascend Charter School NYC CSD 23 6 NYC-DoE
Brownsville Collegiate Charter School NYC CSD 23 6 SUNY BoT
Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School Buffalo City 11 Board of Regents
Buffalo United Charter School Buffalo City 12 SUNY BoT
Bushwick Ascend Charter School NYC CSD 32 5 NYC-DoE
Canarsie Ascend Charter School NYC CSD 18 2 SUNY BoT
Central Queens Academy Charter School NYC CSD 24 3 SUNY BoT
Challenge Preparatory Charter School NYC CSD 27 5 NYC-DoE
Charter High School for Law and Social Justice NYC CSD 8 Opening Fall 2015 Board of Regents
Charter School for Applied Technologies Kenmore-Tonawanda UFSD 14 Board of Regents
Charter School of Educational Excellence Yonkers City 10 Board of Regents
Charter School of Inquiry Buffalo City Opening Fall 2015 Board of Regents
Child Development Center of the Hamptons Charter School Wainscott Common 14 SUNY BoT
Children's Aid College Prep Charter School NYC CSD 12 3 SUNY BoT
Citizens of the World Charter School New York 1 NYC CSD 14 2 SUNY BoT
Citizens of the World Charter School New York 2 NYC CSD 17 2 SUNY BoT
Collegiate Academy for Mathematics and Personal Awareness Charter School NYC CSD 19 Opening Fall 2015 Board of Regents
Community Partnership Charter School NYC CSD 13 15 SUNY BoT
Community Roots Charter School NYC CSD 13 9 NYC-DoE
Compass Charter School NYC CSD 17 1 Board of Regents
Coney Island Preparatory Public Charter School NYC CSD 21 6 NYC-DoE
Cultural Arts Academy Charter School At Spring Creek NYC CSD 18 5 NYC-DoE
Democracy Preparatory Charter School NYC CSD 5 9 NYC-DoE
Democracy Preparatory Endurance Charter School NYC CSD 5 3 Board of Regents
Democracy Preparatory Harlem Charter School NYC CSD 5 5 NYC-DoE
Discovery Charter School Greece Central 4 Board of Regents
Dr. Richard Izquierdo Health and Science Charter School NYC CSD 12 5 NYC-DoE
Dream Charter School NYC CSD 4 7 NYC-DoE
East Harlem Scholars Academy Charter School NYC CSD 4 4 SUNY BoT
East Harlem Scholars Academy Charter School 2 NYC CSD 4 2 SUNY BoT
Elmwood Village Charter School Buffalo City 9 Board of Regents
Enterprise Charter School Buffalo City 12 Buffalo BoE
Equality Charter School (The) NYC CSD 11 6 NYC-DoE
Equity Project Charter School (The) NYC CSD 6 6 NYC-DoE
Ethical Community Charter School (The) NYC CSD 14 6 NYC-DoE
Eugenio Maria de Hostos Charter School Rochester City 15 SUNY BoT
Evergreen Charter School Hempstead UFSD 6 Board of Regents
Excellence Boys Charter School of Bedford Stuyvesant NYC CSD 16 11 SUNY BoT
Excellence Girls Charter School NYC CSD 16 6 SUNY BoT
Explore Charter School NYC CSD 17 13 NYC-DoE
Explore Empower Charter School NYC CSD 17 6 NYC-DoE
Explore Enrich Charter School NYC CSD 17 Opening Fall 2015 SUNY BoT
Explore Envision Charter School

NYC CSD 19

Opening Fall 2015 SUNY BoT
Explore Exceed Charter School NYC CSD 17 3 SUNY BoT
Explore Excel Charter School NYC CSD 18 4 SUNY BoT
Fahari Academy Charter School NYC CSD 17 6 NYC-DoE
Family Life Academy Charter School NYC CSD 9 14 SUNY BoT
Family Life Academy Charter School 2 NYC CSD 7 3 SUNY BoT
Family Life Academy Charter School 3 NYC CSD 7 1 SUNY BoT
Future Leaders Institute Charter School NYC CSD 3 10 NYC-DoE
Genesee Community Charter School Rochester City 14 Board of Regents
Girls Preparatory Charter School - Bronx NYC CSD 8 6 SUNY BoT
Girls Preparatory Charter School - New York NYC CSD 1 10 SUNY BoT
Global Community Charter School NYC CSD 6 3 Board of Regents
Global Concepts Charter School Lackawanna City 13 Board of Regents
Grand Concourse Academy Charter School NYC CSD 9 11 SUNY BoT
Great Oaks Charter School NYC CSD 2 2 Board of Regents
Green Tech High Charter School Albany City 7 SUNY BoT
Growing up Green Charter School NYC CSD 30 6 NYC-DoE
Harbor Science and Arts Charter School NYC CSD 4 15 SUNY BoT
Harlem Children's Zone Promise Academy Charter School NYC CSD 5 11 NYC-DoE
Harlem Children's Zone Promise Academy II Charter School NYC CSD 5 10 NYC-DoE
Harlem Hebrew Language Academy Charter School NYC CSD 3 2 Board of Regents
Harlem Link Charter School NYC CSD 3 10 SUNY BoT
Harlem Preparatory Charter School NYC CSD 4 10 SUNY BoT
Harlem Village Academy Charter School NYC CSD 5 12 SUNY BoT
Harlem Village Academy Leadership Charter School NYC CSD 4 10 SUNY BoT
Harriet Tubman Charter School NYC CSD 9 13 Board of Regents
Health Sciences Charter School Buffalo City 5 Board of Regents
Hebrew Language Academy Charter School NYC CSD 22 6 NYC-DoE
Heketi Community Charter School NYC CSD 7 3 SUNY BoT
Hellenic Classical Charter School NYC CSD 15 10 NYC-DoE
Henry Johnson Charter School Albany City 8 SUNY BoT
Hyde Leadership Charter School NYC CSD 8 9 NYC-DoE
Hyde Leadership Charter School - Brooklyn NYC CSD 19 5 NYC-DoE
Icahn Charter School 1 NYC CSD 9 14 SUNY BoT
Icahn Charter School 2 NYC CSD 11 8 SUNY BoT
Icahn Charter School 3 NYC CSD 9 7 SUNY BoT
Icahn Charter School 4 NYC CSD 11 6 SUNY BoT
Icahn Charter School 5 NYC CSD 11 4 SUNY BoT
Icahn Charter School 6 NYC CSD 9 3 SUNY BoT
Icahn Charter School 7 NYC CSD 8 2 SUNY BoT
Imagine Me Leadership Charter School NYC CSD 19 5 NYC-DoE
Innovate Manhattan Charter School NYC CSD 2 4 SUNY BoT
International Leadership Charter School NYC CSD 10 9 NYC-DoE
Invictus Preparatory Charter School NYC CSD 19 4 SUNY BoT
Inwood Academy for Leadership Charter School NYC CSD 6 5 NYC-DoE
John V. Lindsay Wildcat Academy Charter School NYC CSD 2 15 NYC-DoE
John W. Lavelle Preparatory Charter School NYC CSD 31 6 NYC-DoE
King Center Charter School Buffalo City 15 SUNY BoT
Kings Collegiate Charter School NYC CSD 18 8 SUNY BoT
KIPP Academy Charter School NYC CSD 7 15 NYC-DoE
KIPP AMP Charter School NYC CSD 17 10 NYC-DoE
KIPP Infinity Charter School NYC CSD 5 10 NYC- DoE
KIPP NYC Washington Heights Academy Charter School NYC CSD 6 3 Board of Regents
KIPP S.T.A.R College Preparatory Charter School NYC CSD 5 12 Board of Regents
KIPP Tech Valley Charter School Albany City 10 SUNY BoT
La Cima Charter School NYC CSD 16 7 Board of Regents
Launch Expeditionary Learning Charter School NYC CSD 16 3 Board of Regents
Leadership Preparatory Bedford Stuyvesant Charter School NYC CSD 13 9 SUNY BoT
Leadership Preparatory Brownsville Charter School NYC CSD 23 6 SUNY BoT
Leadership Preparatory Canarsie Charter School NYC CSD 18 2 SUNY BoT
Leadership Preparatory Ocean Hill Charter School NYC CSD 23 5 SUNY BoT
Lefferts Gardens Charter School NYC CSD 17 5 NYC-DoE
Manhattan Charter School NYC CSD 1 10 NYC-DoE
Manhattan Charter School 2 NYC CSD 1 3 SUNY BoT
Math, Engineering, and Science Academy Charter High School NYC CSD 32 2 Board of Regents
Merrick Academy - Queens Public Charter School NYC CSD 29 15 SUNY BoT
Metropolitan Lighthouse Charter School NYC CSD 8 5 NYC-DoE
Middle Village Preparatory Charter School NYC CSD 24 2 SUNY BoT
Mott Hall Charter School NYC CSD 9 3 Board of Regents
Mott Haven Charter School NYC CSD 7 7 NYC-DoE
Neighborhood Charter School of Harlem NYC CSD 5 3 Board of Regents
New American Academy Charter School (The) NYC CSD 18 2 Board of Regents
New Dawn Charter High School NYC CSD 15 3 Board of Regents
New Heights Academy Charter School NYC CSD 6 10 NYC-DoE
New Hope Academy Charter School NYC CSD 18 5 SUNY BoT
New Roots Charter School Ithaca City 6 SUNY BoT
New Visions Charter High School for Advanced Math and Science NYC CSD 10 4 SUNY BoT
New Visions Charter High School for Advanced Math and Science II NYC CSD 8 3 Board of Regents
New Visions Charter High School for Advanced Math and Science III NYC CSD 22 2 Board of Regents
New Visions Charter High School for Advanced Math and Science IV NYC CSD 13, 14, 16 or 17 Opening Fall 2015 Board of Regents
New Visions Charter High School for the Humanities NYC CSD 10 4 SUNY BoT
New Visions Charter High School for the Humanities II NYC CSD 7 3 Board of Regents
New Visions Charter High School for the Humanities III NYC CSD 22 2 Board of Regents
New Visions Charter High School for the Humanities IV NYC CSD 13, 14, 16 or 17 Opening Fall 2015 Board of Regents
New World Preparatory Charter School NYC CSD 31 5 SUNY BoT
New York Center for Autism Charter School NYC CSD 4 10 NYC-DoE
New York City Charter High School for Architecture, Engineering & Construction Industries NYC CSD 7 7 NYC-DoE
New York City Montessori Charter School NYC CSD 7 4 Board of Regents
New York French-American Charter School NYC CSD 3 5 NYC-DoE
Newburgh Preparatory Charter High School Newburgh Enlarged City SD 2 Board of Regents
Niagara Charter School Niagara-Wheatfield 9 Board of Regents
Northside Charter High School NYC CSD 14 6 Board of Regents
Ocean Hill Collegiate Charter School NYC CSD 23 5 SUNY BoT
Opportunity Charter School NYC CSD 3 11 NYC-DoE
Oracle Charter School Buffalo City 10 SUNY BoT
Our World Neighborhood Charter School NYC CSD 30 13 SUNY BoT
PAVE Academy Charter School NYC CSD 15 7 NYC-DoE
Peninsula Preparatory Academy Charter School NYC CSD 27 11 NYC-DoE
PUC Achieve Charter School Rochester City 1 SUNY BoT
Renaissance Academy Charter School of the Arts Greece Central 1 Board of Regents
Renaissance Charter High School for Innovation (The) NYC CSD 4 5 NYC-DoE
Renaissance Charter School (The) NYC CSD 30 15 NYC-DoE
Riverhead Charter School Riverhead Central 14 Board of Regents
Riverton Street Charter School NYC CSD 29 5 NYC-DoE
Roads Charter School 1 NYC CSD 23 3 SUNY BoT
Roads Charter School 2 NYC CSD 12 3 SUNY BoT
Rochdale Early Advantage Charter School NYC CSD 28 5 NYC-DoE
Rochester Academy Charter School Rochester City 7 Board of Regents
Rochester Career Mentoring Charter School Rochester City 3 Board of Regents
Rochester Preparatory Charter School 3 Rochester City Opening Fall 2015 SUNY BoT
Roosevelt Children's Academy Charter School Roosevelt UFSD 15 SUNY BoT
Rosalyn Yalow Charter School NYC CSD 10 Opening Fall 2015 Board of Regents
Sisulu-Walker Charter School of Harlem NYC CSD 3 16 SUNY BoT
South Bronx Charter School for International Cultures and the Arts NYC CSD 7 10 NYC-DoE
South Bronx Classical Charter School NYC CSD 12 9 NYC-DoE
South Bronx Classical Charter School II NYC CSD 7 2 Board of Regents
South Bronx Early College Academy Charter School NYC CSD 7 Opening Fall 2015 Board of Regents
South Buffalo Charter School Buffalo City 15 SUNY BoT
Southside Academy Charter School Syracuse City 13 Board of Regents
St. Hope Leadership Academy Charter School NYC CSD 5 7 NYC-DoE
Staten Island Community Charter School NYC CSD 31 5 NYC-DoE
Success Academy Charter School - Bed Stuy 1 NYC CSD 14 4 SUNY BoT
Success Academy Charter School - Bed Stuy 2 NYC CSD 14 3 SUNY BoT
Success Academy Charter School - Bensonhurst * NYC CSD 21 1 SUNY BoT
Success Academy Charter School - Bergen Beach * NYC CSD 22 1 SUNY BoT
Success Academy Charter School - Bronx 1 NYC CSD 7 5 SUNY BoT
Success Academy Charter School - Bronx 2 NYC CSD 8 5 SUNY BoT
Success Academy Charter School - Bronx 3 NYC CSD 8 2 SUNY BoT
Success Academy Charter School - Bronx 4* NYC CSD 8 1 SUNY BoT
Success Academy Charter School - Cobble Hill NYC CSD 15 3 SUNY BoT
Success Academy Charter School - Crown Heights NYC CSD 17 2 SUNY BoT
Success Academy Charter School - Fort Greene NYC CSD 13 2 SUNY BoT
Success Academy Charter School - Harlem 1 NYC CSD 3 9 SUNY BoT**
Success Academy Charter School - Harlem 2 NYC CSD 5 7 SUNY BoT
Success Academy Charter School - Harlem 3 NYC CSD 4 7 SUNY BoT
Success Academy Charter School - Harlem 4 NYC CSD 3 7 SUNY BoT
Success Academy Charter School - Harlem 5 NYC CSD 5 5 SUNY BoT
Success Academy Charter School - Hell's Kitchen NYC CSD 2 2 SUNY BoT
Success Academy Charter School - Prospect Heights NYC CSD 17 2 SUNY BoT
Success Academy Charter School - Rosedale NYC CSD 27 1 SUNY BoT
Success Academy Charter School - Springfield Gardens NYC CSD 29 1 SUNY BoT
Success Academy Charter School - Union Square NYC CSD 2 2 SUNY BoT
Success Academy Charter School - Upper West NYC CSD 3 4 SUNY BoT
Success Academy Charter School - Washington Heights*  NYC CSD 2 1 SUNY BoT
Success Academy Charter School - Williamsburg NYC CSD 14 3 SUNY BoT
Summit Academy Charter School NYC CSD 15 6 NYC-DoE
Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School Syracuse City 12 Board of Regents
Tapestry Charter School Buffalo City 14 SUNY BoT
Teaching Firms of America Professional Preparatory Charter School NYC CSD 16 4 NYC-DoE
Tech International Charter School NYC CSD 10 3 SUNY BoT
True North Rochester Preparatory Charter School Rochester City 9 SUNY BoT
True North Rochester Preparatory Charter School - West Campus Rochester City 4 SUNY BoT
True North Troy Preparatory Charter school Troy City 6 SUNY BoT
UFT Charter School NYC CSD 19 10 SUNY BoT
Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn NYC CSD 13 2 Board of Regents
University Prep Charter High School NYC CSD 7 7 SUNY BoT
University Preparatory Charter School for Young Men Rochester City 5 SUNY BoT
Urban Choice Charter School Rochester City 10 Board of Regents
Urban Dove Team Charter School NYC CSD 13 3 Board of Regents
Utica Academy of Science Charter School Utica CSD 2 Board of Regents
Vertus Charter School Rochester City 1 Board of Regents
VOICE Charter School of New York NYC CSD 30 7 NYC-DoE
West Buffalo Charter School Buffalo City 3 Board of Regents
Western New York Maritime Charter School Buffalo City 11 Board of Regents
Westminster Community Charter School Buffalo City 11 Buffalo BoE
Williamsburg Ascend Charter School NYC CSD 14 1 SUNY BoT
Williamsburg Charter High School NYC CSD 14 11 NYC-DoE
Williamsburg Collegiate Charter School NYC CSD 14 10 NYC-DoE
Young Women's College Prep Charter School of Rochester Rochester City 3 Board of Regents

* This name effective 10/9/14.

** Indicates that there was a change in authorizer.       

 

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Note: New York City schools are divided into 32 Community School Districts: #1-6 are located in Manhattan, #7-12 in The Bronx, #13-23 32 Kings in Brooklyn, #24-30 in Queens, and #31 is Staten Island.


Note to Charter School Administrators: If any of the information on this page needs to be updated, please email charterschools@mail.nysed.gov. If any of the information on the cross-linked institution data page needs to be updated, please update the SEDREF system (the Department's centralized directory for all schools) by emailing dataquest@mail.nysed.gov (and copy charterschools@mail.nysed.gov) with the updated information and include your BEDS code.

Last Updated: September 24, 2014