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Applications Open for 2021-22

We are now accepting applications in grades K-8 for the 2021-22 school year.

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Enroll Today for the 2021-22 School Year!

Uncommon Schools is a network of free public charter schools serving students in grades K-12. Families interested in applying for a Kindergarten through 8th Grade seat at one of our Brooklyn schools can complete the online application here. The application will automatically be placed on our waitlist.

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Complete the application and mail to:
Uncommon Schools NYC Enrollment
507 Macdonough St.
Brooklyn, NY 11233

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(718) 228-5275

Reasons to Choose Uncommon NYC

From an award-winning curriculum and caring teachers, to a full K-12 experience, here are some reasons why families choose Uncommon NYC.

Caring & Supportive Culture

We love our students for who they are, and celebrate their brilliance.

Full K-12 Experience

Once you choose Uncommon NYC, your child can stick with us until they walk across the stage at high school graduation.

Beyond Core Academics

We offer students electives and extracurriculars to further explore their world and discover their passions.


Application Process

The application deadline for our Kindergarten and 5th Grade lotteries was Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 5 p.m.

If you would still like to apply for a Kindergarten through 8th grade seat at one of our Brooklyn schools this fall, you can still apply for a seat in any grade, K – 8, for the 2021-2022 school year. 

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There is no cost to apply to or attend an Uncommon school.

2021 Kindergarten and 5th Grade Admissions Lotteries

The lotteries for all our elementary and middle schools took place on Monday, April 5th, 2021. Families who are interested in viewing a live recording of the 2021 Kindergarten and 5th Grade Admissions lottery may click the link here. Families who have questions about their lottery and status can reach out to the Admissions Team at enrollment@uncommonschools.org or 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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