Charter School Office

New York State Charter Schools
2017-2018

As of September 2017, 338 charter schools have been approved to operate in New York State. This is a directory of the 304 charter schools that are currently operating or have been approved but are not yet in operation. The directory offers information about each school, recent annual reports and audited financial statements, and a link to the school's website. Charter schools authorized by the New York City Department of Education and the State University of New York also have links to information that is maintained by their authorizers. 

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Charter School Directory

Charter School Name

School District

Years in Operation

Authorizer

Academic Leadership Charter School NYC CSD 7 9 SUNY
Academy Charter School Hempstead UFSD 9 SUNY
Academy of the City Charter School NYC CSD 30 7 SUNY
Achievement First Apollo Charter School NYC CSD 19 8 SUNY
Achievement First Aspire Charter School NYC CSD 19 5 SUNY
Achievement First Brownsville Charter School NYC CSD 23 10 SUNY
Achievement First Bushwick Charter School NYC CSD 32 12 SUNY
Achievement First Charter School 10 NYC CSD 16 Opening Fall 2018 SUNY
Achievement First Charter School 11 NYC CSD 16 Opening Fall 2018 SUNY
Achievement First Crown Heights Charter School NYC CSD 17 13 SUNY
Achievement First East New York Charter School NYC CSD 19 13 SUNY
Achievement First Endeavor Charter School NYC CSD 13 12 SUNY
Achievement First Linden Charter School NYC CSD 19 4 SUNY
Achievement First North Brooklyn Prep Charter School NYC CSD 32 4 SUNY
Achievement First Voyager Charter School NYC CSD 17 2 SUNY
Albany Community Charter School Albany City 12 SUNY
Albany Leadership Charter School for Girls Albany City 8 SUNY
Aloma D. Johnson Charter School Buffalo City 10 Board of Regents
Amani Public Charter School Mount Vernon 7 Board of Regents
Amber Charter School NYC CSD 4 18 SUNY
Amber Charter School II NYC CSD 6 2 SUNY
American Dream Charter School NYC CSD 7 4 Board of Regents
Atmosphere Academy Public Charter School NYS CSD 10 3 SUNY
Bedford Stuyvesant Collegiate Charter School NYC CSD 16 10 SUNY
Bedford Stuyvesant New Beginnings Charter School NYC CSD 16 8 NYCDoE
Beginning with Children Charter School 2 NYC CSD 14 6 SUNY
Boys Preparatory Charter School of New York NYC CSD 8 4 SUNY
Brighter Choice Charter School for Boys Albany City 16 Board of Regents
Brighter Choice Charter School for Girls Albany City 16 Board of Regents
Brilla College Preparatory Charter School NYC CSD 7 5 SUNY
Brilla College Preparatory Charter School Veritas NYC CSD 9 1 SUNY
Bronx Academy of Promise Charter School NYC CSD 9 10 NYCDoE
Bronx Charter School for Better Learning NYC CSD 11 15 SUNY
Bronx Charter School for Better Learning II NYC CSD 11 3 SUNY
Bronx Charter School for Children (The) NYC CSD 7 14 Board of Regents
Bronx Charter School for Excellence NYC CSD 11 14 SUNY
Bronx Charter School for Excellence 2 NYC CSD 11 2 SUNY
Bronx Charter School for Excellence 3 NYC CSD 10 1 SUNY
Bronx Charter School for Excellence 4 NYC CSD 10 Opening Fall 2018 SUNY
Bronx Charter School for Excellence 5 NYC CSD 10 Opening Fall 2019 SUNY
Bronx Charter School for the Arts NYC CSD 8 15 Board of Regents
Bronx Community Charter School NYC CSD 10 10 NYCDoE
Bronx Global Learning Institute for Girls Charter School, The Shirley Rodriguez-Remeneski School NYC CSD 7 10 NYCDoE
Bronx Lighthouse Charter School NYC CSD 12 14 NYCDoE
Bronx Preparatory Charter School NYC CSD 9 17 SUNY
Brooklyn Ascend Charter School NYC CSD 18 10 SUNY
Brooklyn Charter School (The) NYC CSD 14 18 NYCDoE
Brooklyn Dreams Charter School NYC CSD 22 8 SUNY
Brooklyn East Collegiate Charter School NYC CSD 13 8 SUNY
Brooklyn Emerging Leaders Academy Charter School NYC CSD 16 1 SUNY
Brooklyn Excelsior Charter School NYC CSD 16 15 SUNY
Brooklyn Laboratory Charter High School NYC CSD 13 Opening Fall 2018 Board of Regents
Brooklyn Laboratory Charter School NYC CSD 13 4 Board of Regents
Brooklyn Prospect Charter School - CSD 15 NYC CSD 15 9 SUNY
Brooklyn Prospect Charter School - CSD 13 NYC CSD 13 2 SUNY
Brooklyn Scholars Charter School NYC CSD 19 9 NYCDoE
Brooklyn Urban Garden Charter School NYC CSD 15 5 Board of Regents
Broome Street Academy Charter High School NYC CSD 2 7 SUNY
Brownsville Ascend Charter School NYC CSD 23 9 SUNY
Brownsville Collegiate Charter School NYC CSD 23 9 SUNY
Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School Buffalo City 14 Board of Regents
Buffalo Collegiate Charter School Buffalo City Opening Fall 2018 SUNY
Buffalo United Charter School Buffalo City 15 SUNY
Bushwick Ascend Charter School NYC CSD 32 8 SUNY
Canarsie Ascend Charter School NYC CSD 18 5 SUNY
Capital Preparatory Harlem Charter School NYC CSD 4 2 Board of Regents
Cardinal McCloskey Community Charter School NYC CSD 10 Opening Fall 2018 SUNY
Central Brooklyn Ascend Charter School NYC CSD 23 4 SUNY
Central Brooklyn Ascend Charter School 2 NYC CSD 19 Opening Fall 2018 SUNY
Central Brooklyn Ascend Charter School 3 NYC CSD 19 Opening Fall 2018 SUNY
Central Queens Academy Charter School NYC CSD 24 6 SUNY
Challenge Preparatory Charter School NYC CSD 27 8 NYCDoE
Charter High School for Law and Social Justice NYC CSD 10 3 Board of Regents
Charter School for Applied Technologies Kenmore-Tonawanda UFSD 17 Board of Regents
Charter School of Educational Excellence Yonkers City 13 Board of Regents
Charter School of Inquiry Buffalo City 3 Board of Regents
Children's Aid College Prep Charter School NYC CSD 12 6 SUNY
Citizens of the World Charter School New York 1 NYC CSD 14 5 SUNY
Citizens of the World Charter School New York 2 NYC CSD 17 5 SUNY
Collegiate Academy for Mathematics and Personal Awareness Charter School NYC CSD 19 2 Board of Regents
Community Partnership Charter School NYC CSD 13 18 SUNY
Community Roots Charter School NYC CSD 13 12 NYCDoE
Compass Charter School NYC CSD 13 4 Board of Regents
Coney Island Preparatory Public Charter School NYC CSD 21 9 SUNY
Cultural Arts Academy Charter School At Spring Creek NYC CSD 18 8 NYCDoE
Democracy Preparatory Charter School NYC CSD 5 12 NYCDoE
Democracy Preparatory Endurance Charter School NYC CSD 5 6 Board of Regents
Democracy Preparatory Harlem Charter School NYC CSD 5 8 NYCDoE
Discovery Charter School Greece Central SD 7 Board of Regents
Dr. Richard Izquierdo Health and Science Charter School NYC CSD 12 8 NYCDoE
Dream Charter School NYC CSD 4 10 SUNY
East Harlem Scholars Academy Charter School NYC CSD 4 7 SUNY
East Harlem Scholars Academy Charter School 2 NYC CSD 4 5 SUNY
Elm Community Charter School NYC CSD 24 Opening Fall 2018 SUNY
Elmwood Village Charter School Days Park Buffalo City 12 SUNY
Elmwood Village Charter School Hertel Buffalo City 1 SUNY
Ember Charter School for Mindful Education, Innovation and Transformation NYC CSD 16 7 NYCDoE
Emblaze Academy Charter School NYC CSD 9 Opening Fall 2018 Board of Regents
Enterprise Charter School Buffalo City 15 Buffalo BoE
Equality Charter School (The) NYC CSD 8 & 11 9 NYCDoE
Equity Project Charter School (The) NYC CSD 6 9 NYCDoE
Eugenio Maria de Hostos Charter School Rochester City 18 SUNY
Evergreen Charter School Hempstead UFSD 9 Board of Regents
Excellence Boys Charter School of Bedford Stuyvesant NYC CSD 16 14 SUNY
Excellence Girls Charter School NYC CSD 16 9 SUNY
Exploration Elementary Charter School for Science and Technology Rochester City 1 Board of Regents
Explore Charter School NYC CSD 17 16 SUNY
Explore Empower Charter School NYC CSD 17 9 SUNY
Explore Enrich Charter School NYC CSD 17 Opening Fall 2023 SUNY
Explore Envision Charter School

NYC CSD 17

Opening Fall 2022 SUNY
Explore Exceed Charter School NYC CSD 17 6 SUNY
Explore Excel Charter School NYC CSD 18 6 SUNY
Family Life Academy Charter School NYC CSD 9 17 SUNY
Family Life Academy Charter School 2 NYC CSD 7 6 SUNY
Family Life Academy Charter School 3 NYC CSD 7 4 SUNY
Forte Preparatory Academy Charter School NYC CSD 30 1 SUNY
Finn Academy:  An Elmira Charter School Elmira City 3 SUNY
Future Leaders Institute Charter School NYC CSD 3 13 NYCDoE
Genesee Community Charter School Rochester City 17 Board of Regents
Girls Preparatory Charter School - Bronx NYC CSD 8 9 SUNY
Girls Preparatory Charter School - New York NYC CSD 1 13 SUNY
Global Community Charter School NYC CSD 5 6 Board of Regents
Global Concepts Charter School Lackawanna City 16 Board of Regents
Grand Concourse Academy Charter School NYC CSD 8 14 SUNY
Great Oaks Charter School NYC CSD 1 5 Board of Regents
Green Tech High Charter School Albany City 10 SUNY
Growing Up Green Charter School NYC CSD 30 9 NYCDoE
Growing Up Green Charter School II NYC CSD 28 2 Board of Regents
Harbor Science and Arts Charter School NYC CSD 4 18 SUNY
Harlem Children's Zone Promise Academy Charter School NYC CSD 5 14 NYCDoE
Harlem Children's Zone Promise Academy II Charter School NYC CSD 5 13 NYCDoE
Harlem Hebrew Language Academy Charter School NYC CSD 3 5 Board of Regents
Harlem Link Charter School NYC CSD 3 13 SUNY
Harlem Preparatory Charter School NYC CSD 4 13 SUNY
Harlem Village Academy Charter School NYC CSD 5 15 SUNY
Harlem Village Academy Leadership Charter School NYC CSD 4 13 SUNY
Harriet Tubman Charter School NYC CSD 9 16 Board of Regents
Health Sciences Charter School Buffalo City 8 Board of Regents
Hebrew Language Academy Charter School NYC CSD 22 9 NYCDoE
Hebrew Language Academy Charter School 2 NYC CSD 21 1 Board of Regents
Heketi Community Charter School NYC CSD 7 6 SUNY
Hellenic Classical Charter School NYC CSD 15 13 NYCDoE
Henry Johnson Charter School Albany City 11 SUNY
Hyde Leadership Charter School NYC CSD 8 12 SUNY
Hyde Leadership Charter School - Brooklyn NYC CSD 19 8 NYCDoE
Icahn Charter School 1 NYC CSD 9 17 SUNY
Icahn Charter School 2 NYC CSD 11 11 SUNY
Icahn Charter School 3 NYC CSD 9 10 SUNY
Icahn Charter School 4 NYC CSD 11 9 SUNY
Icahn Charter School 5 NYC CSD 11 7 SUNY
Icahn Charter School 6 NYC CSD 9 6 SUNY
Icahn Charter School 7 NYC CSD 8 5 SUNY
Imagine Me Leadership Charter School NYC CSD 19 8 NYCDoE
International Charter School of New York (The) NYC CSD 13 3 SUNY
International Leadership Charter School NYC CSD 10 12 SUNY
Invictus Preparatory Charter School NYC CSD 19 7 SUNY
Inwood Academy for Leadership Charter School NYC CSD 6 8 NYCDoE
John V. Lindsay Wildcat Academy Charter School NYC CSD 2 18 NYCDoE
John W. Lavelle Preparatory Charter School NYC CSD 31 9 Board of Regents
Key Collegiate Charter School NYC CSD 23 Opening Fall 2018 Board of Regents
King Center Charter School Buffalo City 18 SUNY
Kings Collegiate Charter School NYC CSD 18 11 SUNY
KIPP Academy Charter School NYC CSD 7 18 NYCDoE
KIPP AMP Charter School NYC CSD 17 13 Board of Regents
KIPP Infinity Charter School NYC CSD 5 13 Board of Regents
KIPP NYC Washington Heights Academy Charter School NYC CSD 6 6 Board of Regents
KIPP S.T.A.R College Preparatory Charter School NYC CSD 5 15 Board of Regents
KIPP Tech Valley Charter School Albany City 13 SUNY
La Cima Charter School NYC CSD 16 10 Board of Regents
Launch Expeditionary Learning Charter School NYC CSD 16 6 Board of Regents
Leadership Preparatory Bedford Stuyvesant Charter School NYC CSD 13 12 SUNY
Leadership Preparatory Brownsville Charter School NYC CSD 23 9 SUNY
Leadership Preparatory Canarsie Charter School NYC CSD 18 5 SUNY
Leadership Preparatory Ocean Hill Charter School NYC CSD 23 8 SUNY
Legacy College Preparatory Charter School NYC CSD 7 1 SUNY
Manhattan Charter School NYC CSD 1 13 SUNY
Manhattan Charter School 2 NYC CSD 1 6 SUNY
Math, Engineering, and Science Academy Charter High School NYC CSD 32 5 Board of Regents
Merrick Academy - Queens Public Charter School NYC CSD 29 18 SUNY
Metropolitan Lighthouse Charter School NYC CSD 9 8 NYCDoE
Middle Village Preparatory Charter School NYC CSD 24 5 SUNY
Mott Hall Charter School NYC CSD 9 6 Board of Regents
Mott Haven Charter School NYC CSD 9 10 NYCDoE
Neighborhood Charter School of Harlem (The) NYC CSD 5 6 Board of Regents
New American Academy Charter School (The) NYC CSD 18 5 Board of Regents
New Dawn Charter High School NYC CSD 15 6 Board of Regents
New Heights Academy Charter School NYC CSD 6 13 NYCDoE
New Hope Academy Charter School NYC CSD 18 8 SUNY
New Roots Charter School Ithaca City 9 SUNY
New Ventures Charter School NYC CSD 31 3 Board of Regents
New Visions Charter High School for Advanced Math and Science NYC CSD 10 7 SUNY
New Visions Charter High School for Advanced Math and Science II NYC CSD 8 6 Board of Regents
New Visions Charter High School for Advanced Math and Science III NYC CSD 22 5 Board of Regents
New Visions Charter High School for Advanced Math and Science IV NYC CSD 27 3 Board of Regents
New Visions Charter High School for the Humanities NYC CSD 10 7 SUNY
New Visions Charter High School for the Humanities II NYC CSD 7 6 Board of Regents
New Visions Charter High School for the Humanities III NYC CSD 22 5 Board of Regents
New Visions Charter High School for the Humanities IV NYC CSD 27 1 Board of Regents
New World Preparatory Charter School NYC CSD 31 8 SUNY
New York Center for Autism Charter School NYC CSD 4 13 NYCDoE
New York Center for Autism Charter School Bronx NYC CSD 7 1 SUNY
New York City Charter High School for Architecture, Engineering & Construction Industries NYC CSD 7 10 NYCDoE
New York City Charter School of the Arts NYC CSD 1 2 SUNY
New York City Montessori Charter School NYC CSD 7 7 Board of Regents
New York French-American Charter School NYC CSD 3 8 NYCDoE
Newburgh Preparatory Charter High School Newburgh Enlarged City SD 5 Board of Regents
Niagara Charter School Niagara-Wheatfield 12 Board of Regents
Northside Charter High School NYC CSD 14 9 Board of Regents
Ocean Hill Collegiate Charter School NYC CSD 23 8 SUNY
OnTECH Charter High School Syracuse City SD Opening Fall 2018 Board of Regents
Opportunity Charter School NYC CSD 3 14 NYCDoE
Oracle Charter School Buffalo City 13 SUNY
Our World Neighborhood Charter School NYC CSD 30 16 SUNY
Our World Neighborhood Charter School 2 NYC CSD 34 1 SUNY
PAVE Academy Charter School NYC CSD 15 10 SUNY
Peninsula Preparatory Academy Charter School NYC CSD 27 14 NYCDoE
Persistence Preparatory Academy Charter School Buffalo City Opening Fall 2018 SUNY
PUC Achieve Charter School Rochester City 4 SUNY
REACH Academy Charter School Buffalo City 1 Board of Regents
Renaissance Academy Charter School of the Arts Greece Central 4 Board of Regents
Renaissance Charter High School for Innovation (The) NYC CSD 4 8 NYCDoE
Renaissance Charter School (The) NYC CSD 30 18 NYCDoE
Renaissance Charter School 2 (The) NYC CSD 30 Opening Fall 2018 Board of Regents
Riverhead Charter School Riverhead Central 17 Board of Regents
Riverton Street Charter School NYC CSD 29 8 NYCDoE
Roads Charter School 1 NYC CSD 23 6 SUNY
Roads Charter School 2 NYC CSD 12 5 SUNY
Rochdale Early Advantage Charter School NYC CSD 28 8 NYCDoE
Rochester Academy Charter School Rochester City 10 Board of Regents
Rochester Preparatory Charter School 3 Rochester City 2 SUNY
Roosevelt Children's Academy Charter School Roosevelt UFSD 18 SUNY
Rosalyn Yalow Charter School (The) NYC CSD 9 3 Board of Regents
School in the Square Public Charter School NYC CSD 6 2 Board of Regents
Sisulu-Walker Charter School of Harlem NYC CSD 3 19 SUNY
South Bronx Charter School for International Cultures and the Arts NYC CSD 7 13 NYCDoE
South Bronx Classical Charter School NYC CSD 12 12 Board of Regents
South Bronx Classical Charter School II NYC CSD 7 5 Board of Regents
South Bronx Classical Charter School III NYC CSD 9 3 Board of Regents
South Bronx Classical Charter School IV NYC CSD 9 1 Board of Regents
South Bronx Community Charter High School NYC CSD 7 2 Board of Regents
South Bronx Early College Academy Charter School NYC CSD 7 3 Board of Regents
South Buffalo Charter School Buffalo City 18 SUNY
Southside Academy Charter School Syracuse City 16 Board of Regents
St. Hope Leadership Academy Charter School NYC CSD 5 10 NYCDoE
Storefront Academy Charter School NYC CSD 7 3 SUNY
Success Academy Charter School - Bed Stuy 1 NYC CSD 14 7 SUNY
Success Academy Charter School - Bed Stuy 2 NYC CSD 14 6 SUNY
Success Academy Charter School - Bensonhurst NYC CSD 21 4 SUNY
Success Academy Charter School - Bergen Beach NYC CSD 22 4 SUNY
Success Academy Charter School - Bronx 1 NYC CSD 7 8 SUNY
Success Academy Charter School - Bronx 2 NYC CSD 9 8 SUNY
Success Academy Charter School - Bronx 3 NYC CSD 8 5 SUNY
Success Academy Charter School - Bronx 4 NYC CSD 8 4 SUNY
Success Academy Charter School - Cobble Hill NYC CSD 15 6 SUNY
Success Academy Charter School - Crown Heights NYC CSD 17 5 SUNY
Success Academy Charter School - Fort Greene NYC CSD 13 5 SUNY
Success Academy Charter School - Harlem 1 NYC CSD 3 12 SUNY
Success Academy Charter School - Harlem 2 NYC CSD 5 10 SUNY
Success Academy Charter School - Harlem 3 NYC CSD 4 10 SUNY
Success Academy Charter School - Harlem 4 NYC CSD 3 10 SUNY
Success Academy Charter School - Harlem 5 NYC CSD 5 8 SUNY
Success Academy Charter School - Hell's Kitchen NYC CSD 2 5 SUNY
Success Academy Charter School - Hudson Yards NYC CSD 2 1 SUNY
Success Academy Charter School - Harlem 6 NYC CSD 3 1 SUNY
Success Academy Charter School - NYC 3 NYC CSD 9 Opening Fall 2022 SUNY
Success Academy Charter School - NYC 4 (Far Rockaway) NYC CSD 27 2 SUNY
Success Academy Charter School - NYC 5 NYC CSD 13 Opening Fall 2021 SUNY
Success Academy Charter School - NYC 6 NYC CSD 14 Opening Fall 2022 SUNY
Success Academy Charter School - NYC 7 NYC CSD 15 Opening Fall 2021 SUNY
Success Academy Charter School - NYC 8 (Flatbush) NYC CSD 17 2 SUNY
Success Academy Charter School - NYC 9 (Bed-Stuy 3) NYC CSD 16 2 SUNY
Success Academy Charter School - NYC 10 (Bushwick) NYC CSD 32 2 SUNY
Success Academy Charter School - NYC 11 NYC CSD 23 Opening Fall 2022 SUNY
Success Academy Charter School - NYC 12 NYC CSD 24 Opening Fall 2021 SUNY
Success Academy Charter School - NYC 13 (South Jamaica) NYC CSD 27 2 SUNY
Success Academy Charter School - NYC 14 NYC CSD 30 Opening Fall 2021 SUNY
Success Academy Charter School - Prospect Heights NYC CSD 17 5 SUNY
Success Academy Charter School - Rosedale NYC CSD 29 4 SUNY
Success Academy Charter School - Springfield Gardens NYC CSD 29 4 SUNY
Success Academy Charter School - Union Square NYC CSD 2 5 SUNY
Success Academy Charter School - Upper West NYC CSD 3 7 SUNY
Success Academy Charter School - Washington Heights NYC CSD 6 3 SUNY
Success Academy Charter School - Williamsburg NYC CSD 14 6 SUNY
Summit Academy Charter School NYC CSD 15 9 NYCDoE
Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship Charter School Syracuse City SD 1 Board of Regents
Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School Syracuse City 15 Board of Regents
Tapestry Charter School Buffalo City 17 SUNY
True North Rochester Preparatory Charter School Rochester City 12 SUNY
True North Rochester Preparatory Charter School - West Campus Rochester City 7 SUNY
True North Troy Preparatory Charter school Troy City 9 SUNY
Uncommon New York City Charter School #1 NYC CSD 12 Opening Fall 2018 SUNY
UFT Charter School NYC CSD 19 13 SUNY
Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn NYC CSD 13 5 Board of Regents
University Prep Charter High School NYC CSD 7 10 SUNY
University Preparatory Charter School for Young Men Rochester City 8 SUNY
Urban Assembly Charter School for Computer Science NYC CSD 7 Opening Fall 2018 SUNY
Urban Choice Charter School Rochester City 13 Board of Regents
Urban Dove Team Charter School NYC CSD 13 6 Board of Regents
Utica Academy of Science Charter School Utica City 5 Board of Regents
Vertus Charter School Rochester City 4 Board of Regents
VOICE Charter School of New York NYC CSD 30 10 NYCDoE
West Buffalo Charter School Buffalo City 6 Board of Regents
Western New York Maritime Charter School Buffalo City 14 Board of Regents
Westminster Community Charter School Buffalo City 14 Buffalo BoE
WHIN Music Community Charter School NYC CSD 6 1 Board of Regents
Williamsburg Charter High School NYC CSD 14 14 NYCDoE
Williamsburg Collegiate Charter School NYC CSD 14 13 SUNY
Young Women's College Prep Charter School of Rochester Greece CSD 6 Board of Regents

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Last Updated: October 25, 2017