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Where Can I Teach?

From arts and STEM programs to a focus on social-emotional learning, our consortium members are committed to meeting the unique needs of children and families in the local communities they serve. While each consortium member has its own unique focus and culture, we share a commitment to partnering with families to meet the needs of the whole child: academically, socially, and emotionally.  

We believe that teachers are the most important factor in the success of our students, and invest in teachers from their first day to make teaching in our schools rewarding—both personally and professionally. Teachers receive ongoing professional development, competitive salaries and benefits packages, and the support they need to help students reach their full potential.

If you are a school and interested in learning more about a partnership with Teachers for NYC Charter Schools, please contact us!

Our 2018-2019 Partners

Achievement First

In 1998, a student teacher struggled to teach the book Johnny Tremain in a middle school classroom where most of the kids were reading three years below grade level. Her mentor teacher suggested she show them the movie. Instead, she founded her own school. From that single excellent public charter school, Amistad Academy, our Achievement First network was born. Since the beginning, we have always known that gaps in academic performance that fall along lines of race and income are caused by gaps in access and opportunity. And we have worked to right that wrong. When Amistad Academy opened in 1999, it served 84 New Haven fifth and sixth graders. Today, we serve 13,500 students in 36 schools in five cities across Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island. All of our students come to us through blind lottery. The majority are Black, Latino, and children from low-income families who will be the first in their families to graduate from college. Our students are proving that amazing things happen when potential meets opportunity.

Ascend Public Charter Schools

Ascend is a network of K-12 public charter schools serving 4,000 students across 10 schools in Central Brooklyn. Our mission is to lead our students on a great intellectual journey, providing them with an exceptional education and placing them firmly on the path to success in college and beyond. We guide our students to think critically and independently and to enjoy education as an end in itself. We teach a rich and rigorous liberal arts curriculum that nurtures students’ natural curiosity about the world. We foster a positive, non-punitive school culture where students feel connected, empowered, and safe to take academic risks. Even our school buildings are designed to reflect our high aspirations for teaching and learning and the notable accomplishments that occur within our walls. To create this kind of vibrant learning community, we invest heavily in our faculty by providing ongoing professional training and support, and encourage our educators to collaborate closely and push each other to achieve great outcomes.

Beginning with Children

Beginning with Children is a small network of Brooklyn charter schools with a big purpose: to provide rich educational environments that nurture students' intellect and ambitions and connect learning to the world beyond the classroom. Our schools, Community Partnership Charter School and Beginning with Children Charter School 2, put the needs of the whole student first, transcending the academic rigor of the classroom and nurturing the development of children from their formative years through college. Our students graduate with the knowledge, leadership skills and commitment to give back to their communities. And our alumni program, The Legacy Network, serves as the catalyst for our students’ continuing success in high school and college. The program provides mentoring, academic enrichment and a supportive social network to help our graduates make the critical transition to high school, college, and career.

Brooklyn Laboratory Charter Schools

Brooklyn Laboratory Charter Schools ("LAB") is a network of free, public, college-prep charter schools located in downtown Brooklyn, NY. We provide our scholars with the academic foundation, digital literacy, and leadership skills necessary to excel in college and professional life as they grow as ethical leaders. The LAB Formula includes: More Time in School - Extended day, week, and school year focused on academic learning and unique enrichment activities (e.g., Robotics, Digital Media, Coding, Debate, Visual Arts); High Dose Tutoring - Personalized, small group tutoring from trained college graduates for at least two hours each day; Next Generation Learning - A college prep curriculum with Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM)-focused enrichment activities to prepare scholars to succeed in jobs of the future.

Coney Island Prep

Coney Island Prep is a K-12 college preparatory public charter school across three locations in South Brooklyn. Founded in 2009, the first class graduated high school in 2017 with a 100% college acceptance rate. The mission of Coney Island Prep is to prepare every student to succeed in the college and career of their choice, which we achieve through a rigorous academic program in a supportive and structured school community. Coney Island Prep currently serves over 1,000 scholars across its elementary, middle, and high schools.

DREAM Charter School

DREAM Charter School is a Pre-K–9th Grade learning community in East Harlem with high expectations, a culture of care, and a vision of student success and excellence:

  • We embrace diversity and use multiple methods to reach every learner. We welcome scholars with Special Needs and ELLs.
  • Families are critical partners. Families visit classrooms and we visit their homes. We partner to provide the best for scholars.
  • We believe in the whole child and that they’re defined by more than their grades. Our scholars are surrounded with enrichment activities including P.E., arts, and music to ignite passions.
  • College and career readiness is core to our work. Through college visits, career talks, and a rigorous curriculum, to not only get to college, but thrive there.
  • We believe in the power of community. Scholars, families, staff, and teachers collaborate to ensure students get the best education possible.

Explore Schools

Explore Schools is a network of public charter schools in educationally under-served communities in Brooklyn. Our mission is to provide students with the academic skills and critical-thinking abilities they need to succeed in a college-preparatory high school.

Explore Schools currently serves 2,000 students in eight schools. In order to provide our families with a high-quality public education option in their neighborhood, we give preference to students who live in the districts where our schools are located.

We know that all children can succeed in an environment with high expectations, rigorous academics, and caring and committed adults. We are committed to serving all students, including students with special needs and English Language Learners.

Great Oaks Charter School

Great Oaks Charter School of New York City (GO-NYC) is a tuition-free public charter school located on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The mission of GO-NYC is to prepare students for college success with a school culture of high expectations, exceptional teaching, high-dosage tutoring, and a strong focus on building relationships with students and their families.

Haven Academy Charter School

Haven Academy Charter School is a High-Performing Charter School in the Mott Haven Section of the South Bronx. Haven Academy is the first and most advanced school designed for children living in the foster care and child welfare system, as well as the general community from the South Bronx. Haven Academy Charter School empowers children in a supportive educational environment that addresses and reduces the barriers to academic success through the integration of family support services, social-emotional curriculum, and a rigorous, college-preparatory academic program. 

Inwood Academy For Leadership

We empower students in Inwood and Washington Heights to become agents for change through community-focused leadership, character development and college preparedness. We regard our students as burgeoning assets to their community and are prepared to help them develop the leadership tools they need to be successful in college and beyond. We believe honesty, integrity, responsibility, caring, and restraint are traits that contribute to well-rounded individuals who care, give back, and lead. Currently we serve close to 900 students in grades 5 – 12.

Lighthouse Academies, New York

Lighthouse Academies, Bronx, New York provides opportunities for children to discover, achieve, and prepare for success in college, incorporating an arts-infused philosophy. We develop children’s critical decision-making skills to prepare them for success in life. We work relentlessly to achieve these outcomes through a self-sustaining model to transform children’s futures. We need people who are fearless, driven, and forward-thinking. We need people who share our passion for creativity and innovation. If you share our vision, join us.

MESA Charter High School

Math, Engineering, and Science Academy (MESA) Charter High School is a community high school in Bushwick, Brooklyn. We opened our doors on August 19, 2013, and we now have 465 students in grades 9-12. We graduated our first class of seniors in June 2017 and our graduation rate is 92%. Our students come from more than forty different middle schools, including public, parochial, and charter schools. Some are advanced students coming from magnet schools; others are beginning English Language Learners. What they all have in common is a desire to succeed. MESA students come to school every day, ready to work—we have a 95% attendance rate and a 97% punctuality rate, both significantly higher than other high schools in our district! When it comes to regents pass rates, MESA outperforms its peers by a rate of 20-30%!


New York City Charter School of the Arts

New York City Charter School of the Arts (City School of the Arts) is an arts-integrated middle school located in the Financial District in Manhattan. The mission of City School of the Arts is to inspire a diverse community of young people to engage with the arts as a pathway to rich and rigorous academic scholarship and a creative, purposeful life. CSA students practice learning across three primary domains: Create, Learn, and Thrive. ‘Create’ represents artistic study and the use of creativity to engage students in learning, ‘Learn’ encompasses our rigorous, state standards-aligned academic curriculum, and ‘Thrive’ refers to our social-emotional program (Semi-Circles) in which students develop skills and tools to navigate today's complex world.

Uncommon Schools

Uncommon Schools is the largest charter management organization in the Northeast, serving over 18,000 students across 52 schools with 22 schools in Brooklyn. Our mission is to start and manage outstanding public charter schools which prepare students to enter, succeed in and graduate from college, and today we are proud that over 80% of our graduates are on track to graduate from a four-year college or university. We know that without great teachers and leaders, nothing else matters. That’s why people development is at our core, and our thought leaders have published numerous books including Teach Like a Champion and Leverage Leadership. Uncommon is committed to building a talented team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students. We believe in providing staff with leadership positions and opportunities to grow their careers in education, and we provide professional development at all levels of the organization.

Washington Heights & Inwood Music Community Charter School

Washington Heights & Inwood (WHIN) Music Community Charter School is the first school in the world to be founded on the principles of El Sistema, a social inclusion through music education program founded in Venezuela 40 years ago as a way to end poverty. WHIN is a place where children learn, grow, and make music together. At WHIN, we are building a nucleo, a community where staff, families, and students work together to make a powerful shift in public education that puts learners’ needs first.

In action, our mission looks like caring deeply about all aspects of our young learners’ potential. We make academics a priority while also ensuring students’ character and personal growth. With music at our core, students experience working together to create something bigger than their individual skills every single day, and this approach extends to our classrooms where project-based, hands on learning cultivates curious, creative, and hardworking learners.

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