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.
Uncommon's Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Uncommon Schools is committed to preparing each student to succeed in college and beyond. From our focus on both joy and rigor in the classroom to providing a supportive environment, our students have the foundation to make their dreams come true.
Longer School Day and Year
From Kindergarten through 12th grade, Uncommon NYC students engage in learning and extracurricular activities for a longer school day and a longer school year to ensure that they will be prepared to enter and succeed in college and beyond.
Structured, Safe, and Fun
Our schools are characterized by a culture of joy, support, and focus on academic work. Students thrive when they know they are cared for by all faculty and staff, and we focus on creating a learning environment that supports their success.
All Uncommon NYC students wear uniforms to foster a focus on learning and a stronger sense of community.
The Student Experience
Uncommon students know that an excellent education is key to achieving their dreams. By committing to our core values and giving back to others, our students can reshape history and write a new story for themselves.
Ready to begin your Uncommon NYC journey?
Serving Grades K-12 in Brooklyn
24 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.
Learn How to Enroll
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!