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Our World Neighborhood Charter School

Admissions FAQ

What grades does your school include?

We are a Kindergarten through 8th grade school.

What age does the child need to be to apply for Kindergarten?

Children are eligible to apply to kindergarten in the calendar year they turn five.

Where do I get an application?
  • Online Applications are available on the New York City Charter Center website.
  • Paper applications are available at the Open House Events, and at the OWN Elementary and Middle Schools.
How do I submit the supporting documents?

Before the deadline

  • Bring them directly to the Elementary School Building.
  • Mail them via certified mail to the OWNCS Admissions Office.
Can I apply online?
Can I submit the documents on the NYC Charter Center website?

No, you must submit the documents as stated above.

Can I visit the school at any time during the year for a tour?

No, you must attend one of the Open House events.

How will I find out if my child is accepted?
  • Lottery results will be announced at the lottery on April 19, 2018.
  • Acceptance letters will mailed by May 19, 2018.
When is the lottery and where is it held?

The lottery will be held on April 19, 2018 at 7 PM at the OWNCS Middle School, 31-20 37th St. Astoria, NY.

How can I learn about the curriculum of the school?
  • Information about curriculum is provided at our Open House events.
  • Explore our website to learn more about various aspects of the school.
Are parents welcome in your school?

We have a very involved Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). There are many opportunities to volunteer at OWNCS.

What if my child does not get into the school at the lottery?

Once the lottery is completed, and all available seats have been filled a wait list is generated and kept on file for that school year. If a seat becomes available, we will accept students from the waiting list. The Admissions Office will contact families of applicants accepted from the waiting list.

If my child does not get in the first time, what should I do?

If you are still interested in sending your child to OWNCS, you must continue to apply each year. Every year we hold a new lottery.

What if I have other questions?
If you have any questions please contact 
Lucille Ranchor, Admissions Coordinator
admissions@owncs.org
(718) 392-3405 x 258