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Charter Schools & Magnet Schools in Queens

Charter Schools & Magnet Schools in Queens

Find the best public school option for your child in Queens



Charter and magnet schools give your child a themed education in subjects such as STEM or performing arts. Read our guide online.

Considering a charter or magnet school for your child in Queens? The most important thing to know is charter and magnet schools are public schools that often have a specific focus. Charter schools in Queens, for example, typically respond to a need articulated by public school parents. On the other hand, Magnet schools in Queens are federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement and offer a specialized curriculum following a specific theme (think: STEM, civic leadership, and global conservation). Though charter and magnet schools are tuition-free (thanks to them being public schools), there is an application process. Want to find the perfect charter school or magnet school in Queens for your child? Below, you’ll find the best charter and magnet schools in Flushing, Astoria, Long Island City, Jamaica, Kew Gardens, Ridgewood, Fresh Meadows, Middle Village, Glendale, Jackson Heights, Maspeth, Woodside, and beyond.



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OUR WORLD NEIGHBORHOOD CHARTER SCHOOL 2
135-25 79th St., Howard Beach
718-392-3405
Email admissions@owncs.org

Our World Neighborhood Charter Schools (OWNCS) joined the Queens school community in 2002. Through a literacy-based, integrated, and standards-driven curriculum that encourages community and honors diversity, students receive the broad education they need to meet the academic and social challenges of the best NYC High Schools and thrive in today's world.

Public Schools


MS 358: THE MAGNET SCHOOL OF STEAM EXPLORATION AND EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
88-08 164th St., Jamaica
718-558-6240
Email info@magnetschools.nyc

At The Magnet School of STEAM Exploration and Experiential Learning, everyone learns with purpose. Classroom instruction incorporates passionate speaking, purposeful writing, powerful presentations, and digital literacy. Through project based and experiential learning students take intellectual risks, make real world connections, and explore authentic problems in their community and society.


NEW YORK CITY MAGNET SCHOOLS
31 locations throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx, and Queens,
Email info@magnetschools.nyc

Magnet schools are nationally recognized for innovative learning. A magnet education offers unique programs designed to promote diversity, academic excellence, and equity. Specialized thematic programs, innovative curriculum, and diversified approaches to teaching builds academic proficiency and promotes creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking for all students.


OUR WORLD NEIGHBORHOOD CHARTER SCHOOL 2
135-25 79th St., Howard Beach
718-392-3405
Email admissions@owncs.org

Our World Neighborhood Charter Schools (OWNCS) joined the Queens school community in 2002. Through a literacy-based, integrated, and standards-driven curriculum that encourages community and honors diversity, students receive the broad education they need to meet the academic and social challenges of the best NYC High Schools and thrive in today's world.


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