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We are now accepting applications in grades K-8 for the 2022-23 school year.

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Apply Today for the 2022-23 School Year!

Applications are open for the 2022-2023 School Year. Uncommon Schools NYC is a network of 24 free public charter schools serving students in grades K-12 in Brooklyn. Families interested in applying for a Kindergarten through 8th Grade seat at one of our schools can complete the online application here.

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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

There is no cost to apply to or attend an Uncommon school. You can apply for:

  1. The Lottery: Even though the official deadline for our Kindergarten and 5th Grade lotteries has passed, we are still accepting applications. For students who will be in Kindergarten or 5th grade in the fall of 2022, we welcome you to submit an application.
  2. The Waitlist: For students who will be in any grade, K-8, for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 school year

Uncommon Schools is also accepting applications for a small number of remaining openings in the current 2021-2022 school year. If you are interested in immediate enrollment and would like to submit an application for the current 2021-22 school year please complete the 2021-22 application and contact the enrollment office at 718-363-5024 or enroll@uncommonschools.org. We will then add your child’s application to the waitlist for this current year.

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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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