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Our World Neighborhood
Charter Schools

Our World Neighborhood Charter School

Admissions FAQ

What grades does your school include?

OWN 1 (Astoria): Kindergarten through 8th grade

OWN 2 (Howard Beach): Kindergarten through 4th 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 during the admissions applications season

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Can I apply online?

Yes, you can apply online during the admissions applications season 

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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?

After the admissions lottery, you will be notified of the lottery results by email. If your child has been selected, you have 48 hours to accept or decline the seat. If you do not reply within 48 hours, the seat will be given to the next child on the waiting list and your child will be moved to the bottom of the waiting list.

When is the lottery and where is it held?


7 PM

OWN 1 Middle School
31-20 37th Street
Astoria, NY 11103
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 until December 31, 2020. If a seat becomes available, OWNCS will accept students from the waiting list. Email notification will be sent to 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
(718) 392-3405 x 258