Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What do I send in with my application?

    Just send in the filled out application. This is a lottery, nothing should be attached to the application. Anything attached will be shredded.

  2. When can I see the school?

    You can only see the school at our scheduled open houses.

  3. Do I have to register to attend an open house?

    No. Doors open at either 9:00 a.m. or 6:00 p.m. and close 20 minutes later. (See scheduled dates.) You should allow 1 ½ to 2 hours for the meeting and tour. You will meet with school management, teachers and parents. Your children are welcome at the open houses.

  4. Can I transfer my child from another charter or public school to yours?

    No. You must go through the lottery process.

  5. Do you have to live near the school?

    No. But there are three levels of priority: 1) sibling priority, 2) those who live in School District 30, and 3) priority is given to the rest of Queens and the other four boroughs.

  6. How much is tuition?

    We are a public school; there is no tuition.

  7. What average does my child need to get into your school?

    There is no average requirement for our school, but if a child is applying for a fifth grade seat, they must have passed the 4th grade. High school is the same, if a 10th grade seat is open; your child’s transcript needs to show they are ready for our 10th grade.

  8. Does your school have a pre-K?

    Yes, we do as of September, 2014.

  9. If I’m not picked from the lottery, what happens to my application?

    All applications are wait-listed for one school year. You must re-apply every new school year.

  10. What are my chances of getting in?

    As the NY State Lottery says, “you have to be in it to win it.” We receive over a hundred applications for each grade.

  11. More questions?

    Call Francine Smith, Admissions Coordinator, at 718-803-0060, ext.106.