The New York City Department of Education (DOE) is committed to improving opportunities for students by creating schools and programs that meet community needs. The creation of new charter schools is one strategy that the DOE uses to meet this goal. To learn more about how charter schools are established in New York City, please read this basic guide.
Please review the Request for Proposals from the
New York State Education Department's
(NYSED) Charter Schools Office and the
State University of New York Charter Schools Institute
(SUNY CSI) to find out more about the guidelines for establishing a new charter school in New York. In addition, if you are planning to submit a proposal for New York City, you can review the DOE’s New Charter School Applicant
For new Charter applicants or existing schools looking to be sited or expand in public space, please review the NYCDOE Request for Space Memo.