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Seats Open for the 2020-2021 School Year!

Uncommon Schools are free public charter schools serving students in grades K-12. If you would still like to apply for a Kindergarten through 8th Grade seat at one our Brooklyn schools this fall, you can complete an application by clicking on the link below. The application will automatically be placed on our waitlist.

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Uncommon Schools NYC Admissions
1485 Pacific Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11216

2020-2021 K-5 Admissions Lotteries

The lotteries for all our elementary (K-4) and middle (5-8) schools took place on Thursday, April 2. Families who are interested in viewing a live recording of the lottery can watch the video here.

If you have questions about your lottery and waitlist status, please reach out to the Admissions Team at or call (718) 363-5024.



Uncommon Schools NYC is open to all residents of New York City. Children entering Kindergarten must turn five on or before December 31 of their enrollment year. We are proud to serve all students – including those with special needs and English language learners. Our special education team ensures that students with special needs have the support, services, and accommodations they need to succeed.

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Uncommon Schools operates 24 schools, serving grades K-12, in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Canarsie, Crown Heights, Cypress Hills, East Flatbush, Ocean Hill-Brownsville, and Williamsburg.

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