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Our World Neighborhood Charter School

Admissions FAQ

What grades does your school include?

Astoria location: Kindergarten through 8th grade

Howard Beach location: Kindergarten through 3rd grade

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?

Applications are available online: 2019-20 Application

Or visit the NYC Charter Center to access the Common Application.

Can I apply online?

Yes, you can apply online: 2019-20 Application

Or visit the NYC Charter Center to access the Common Application.

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

The school provides many opportunities to visit. Please sign up for 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 11, 2019.
  • Acceptance letters will be emailed by April 15, 2019.
When is the lottery and where is it held?

The lottery will be held on April 11, 2019 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 very involved Parent Teacher Organizations (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 waiting list is generated and kept on file for that school year. If a seat becomes available, OWNCS 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