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2020-2021 School Year Applications Now Open

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Application Information

The application deadline for our 2020-2021 Kindergarten and 5th Grade lotteries was Monday, April 1 at 5 p.m. If you would still like to apply for a Kindergarten through 8th Grade seat at one our 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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There is no cost to apply to or attend an Uncommon school. Uncommon Schools are free public charter schools serving students in grades K-12. To learn more, contact us at enrollment@uncommonschools.org or call (718) 363-5024.

Families interested in enrolling their child with Uncommon Schools can apply for:

  • The Waitlist: for a seat in any grade, K-8, for the 2020-2021 school year

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Families can submit an application to be automatically placed on our waitlist by downloading our application below.

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Complete application and mail to:
Uncommon Schools NYC Admissions
1485 Pacific Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11216

2020 Kindergarten and 5th Grade Admissions Lotteries

The lotteries for all our elementary and middle schools took place on Thursday, April 2. Families who are interested in viewing a live recording of the lottery can watch the video below.

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

Elementary School
Grades K-4
Middle School
Grades 5-8
High School
Grades 9-12


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.

Uncommon Schools has transitioned to remote learning due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. See here for information.