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Charter Schools in Manhattan

Charter Schools in Manhattan

Find the best public school option for your child in Manhattan.



UPDATED March 2021: Looking for a Manhattan charter school? Look no further than our list of the top charter schools in Greenwich, Upper East Side, SoHo, Tribeca or Harlem.

Considering a charter or magnet school for your child in Manhattan? The most important thing to know is charter and magnet schools are public schools that often have a specific focus. Charter schools in Manhattan, for example, typically respond to a need articulated by public school parents. On the other hand, Magnet schools in NYC 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 in Manhattan 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 NYC for your child? Below, you’ll find the best charter and magnet schools in Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Tribeca, Meatpacking District, Hell's Kitchen, Financial District, Battery Park, Harlem, and more.



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MANHATTAN CHARTER SCHOOL
100 Attorney St., New York
212-533-2743
Manhattan Charter School II
220 Henry St.
212-964-3792

Email info@manhattancharterschool.org

Two small public elementary schools educating children kindergarten-fifth grades. Committed to offering a well-rounded education designed to help students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Never more than 25 students in a class. All students receive weekly French, art, physical education, and technology instruction, in addition to daily music instruction.


NEW YORK FRENCH AMERICAN CHARTER SCHOOL
311 W. 120th St., Harlem
646-982-2049
Email info@nyfacs.net

Tuition-free, located in Harlem, and founded in 2010, the New York French American Charter School (NYFACS) is the first bilingual Franco-American public charter school in the U.S. Serving Pre-K-eighth grade students, our faculty are all native French speakers from around the world. NYFACS builds global citizens, scholars! Enroll today.


ZETA CHARTER SCHOOLS
Zeta Bronx 1 Elementary
222 Alexander Ave.
Bronx, NY 10454
929-458-3000

Zeta Inwood 1 Elementary
Inwood/Washington Heights
652 W.187th St.
New York, NY 10033
929-447-5282

With a focus on rigorous, hands-on academics, wellness, innovation, and family service, Zeta Schools prepare students to be leaders and problem-solvers in a modern world. Zeta offers children in pre-K through third grade a high-quality, free elementary education in Upper Manhattan and the Bronx. Apply now for the 2020-21 school year.

Public Schools


HEBREW PUBLIC
555 Eighth Ave. suite 1703, New York
212-792-6234

Harlem Hebrew's rigorous curriculum makes education meaningful and engaging for your child. From personalized math and English, to learning a new language, we provide your child with a well-rounded academic experience that will set them on a path to success.


MANHATTAN CHARTER SCHOOL
100 Attorney St., New York
212-533-2743
Manhattan Charter School II
220 Henry St.
212-964-3792

Email info@manhattancharterschool.org

Two small public elementary schools educating children kindergarten-fifth grades. Committed to offering a well-rounded education designed to help students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Never more than 25 students in a class. All students receive weekly French, art, physical education, and technology instruction, in addition to daily music instruction.


ZETA CHARTER SCHOOLS
Zeta Bronx 1 Elementary
222 Alexander Ave.
Bronx, NY 10454
929-458-3000

Zeta Inwood 1 Elementary
Inwood/Washington Heights
652 W.187th St.
New York, NY 10033
929-447-5282

With a focus on rigorous, hands-on academics, wellness, innovation, and family service, Zeta Schools prepare students to be leaders and problem-solvers in a modern world. Zeta offers children in pre-K through third grade a high-quality, free elementary education in Upper Manhattan and the Bronx. Apply now for the 2020-21 school year.


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