The Uncommon Schools Difference

Uncommon Schools is a community where students feel loved and nurtured so they can be their best each and every day. Our teachers infuse joy and academic rigor into every day, ensuring all students are prepared to succeed in college and beyond.

Free and Open Enrollment

Our Pre-K-12 public charter schools are free to attend, and enrollment is open to all NYC families.

15 Years in NYC

Uncommon Schools has been providing Brooklyn families with high quality education since 2004.

Safe, Supportive, Structured

Our teachers and staff provide students with the best learning experience for success.

Uncommon's Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
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Serving Grades Pre-K-12 in Brooklyn

23 Free Public Schools

Our schools have a shared mission to prepare all students to enter, succeed in, and graduate from college. We currently have schools in the following Brooklyn neighborhoods: Bedford-Stuyvesant, Canarsie, Crown Heights, Cypress Hills, East Flatbush, Ocean Hill-Brownsville, and Williamsburg.

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Our free public schools are open to all NYC residents, with no selection criteria or application fees. Learn more about enrolling your child and submit your application today!


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