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Welcome to OWNCS

OWN Charter Schools are excellent places for young people to learn. Since our doors first opened, we have worked tirelessly to meet our goal of providing our diverse student body with an excellent education based on active inquiry, experiential learning, and social justice. We prepare our students to become independent thinkers and lifelong learners. I am so proud of the success and progress we have made so far, and no one is more aware than I of how integral the support and encouragement of the OWN community has been in helping us grow and improve each and every year.

I urge you to visit our schools during the Admissions Open Houses. You can see the mission and philosophy brought to life. The elementary and middle schools faculty use activities that guide children toward knowledge through imaginative exploration and the mastery of skills.

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OWN is proud of all we have accomplished with our students, parents, and community since our school first opened in 2002. Together, we have established a culture of learning and academic success that we can be proud of.

  • Best,
  • Brian Ferguson
  • Chief Executive Officer

Education Corp. Administration

Joseph Alcruz

Ron Callahan

Omar Claxton

Mark Crusante

Victoria Duic

  • External Affairs Coordinator/Admissions Counselor
  • vduic@owncs.org
  • (718) 392-3405 X 281

Javid Entizar

Brian Ferguson

Rose Flores

Sherab Gyaltsen

Emmanuel Hill

Niroshan Kariapper

Joey Le

Richard Lee

W. Barry Loyal

Karrine Montaque

Robin Newman

Monique Officer

Jayme Pabon

Anthony Paladino

Mihwa Park

Gina Patino

Lucille Ranchor

Susanne Sharkey

Our World Neighborhood Charter Schools

Our World Neighborhood Charter Schools educate students to become independent thinkers and lifelong learners.

Contact Us Today!

OWNCS 1 (Astoria)

  • Elementary School (Grades K-5)
  • 36-12 35th Avenue

  • Astoria, NY 11106
  • Phone: (718) 392-3405
  • FAX: (718) 392-2840

OWNCS 1 (Astoria)

  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • 31-20 37th Street
  • Astoria, NY 11103
  • Phone: (718) 274-2902
  • FAX: (718) 274-7146

OWNCS 2 (Howard Beach)

  • Elementary School (Grades K-5)
  • 135-25 79th Street
  • Howard Beach, NY 11414
  • Phone: (347) 390-3290

OWNCS 3 (Corona)

  • Elementary School (Grades K-5)
  • 108-68 Roosevelt Ave
  • Corona, NY 11368
  • Phone: (718) 392-3405