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Our World Neighborhood
Charter Schools

Our World Neighborhood Charter School

How to Apply

The deadline for the 2018-2019 lottery has passed. 

  1. Attend an Admissions Open House
    • All interested families are encouraged to attend an Open House event. Attendance is not mandatory and will not affect chances for enrollment
  2. Submit an Application
    • DEADLINE: April 10, 2018 (4 PM)
    • Online application
    • Paper applications are available at the Open House events, and at OWN Elementary and Middle Schools
    • A separate application must be submitted for each child applying
  3. Submit Supporting Documents
    • DEADLINE: April 10, 2018 (4 PM)
    • Copy of child’s official proof of age
    • Copy of proof of address
      • Lease agreement, Deed, or Mortgage Statement for the residence
      • NYC Housing Rent Receipt (dated within the last 60 days)
      • Cable/Satellite Bill (dated within the last 60 days)
      • Electric Bill/Con Edison (dated within the last 60 days)
      • Water Bill (dated within the last 90 days)

If the parent/legal guardian does not have a bill in his/her name, a notarized letter must be submitted stating that the parent/legal guardian and applicant live at the address stated on one proof of address listed above. Only applications with notarized letters will be accepted.

Example: If a guardian and child reside at the grandparents’ home, then the grandparents must submit a notarized letter stating that the guardian and child live with them. In addition to the letter, one proof of address (listed above) must be submitted with the application.


Thursday, April 19, 2018
7 PM
OWN Middle School
31-20 37th Street
Astoria, NY 11103
All completed eligible applications are automatically entered into the admissions lottery.


  • Lottery results will be announced at the lottery on April 19, 2018
  • Acceptance letters will be e-mailed by April 23, 2018
  • Wait List letters will be mailed by May 19, 2018

Acceptance & Enrollment

Parents/Guardians who accept an offer of admission for their child must return an enrollment package no later than 3 PM on the specified due date. If OWN does not receive a fully completed enrollment package, the offer of admission will be forfeited and passed to a child on the wait list. 

It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to ensure that OWN receives a fully completed enrollment package by the due date.

Wait List

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, OWNCS will accept students from the wait list. The Admissions Office will contact families of applicants accepted from the wait list.