Enrollment Information


Admission is by random lottery, with priority given to:

  • Siblings of pupils already enrolled
  • Students indicating on this admissions application for Kindergarten that they speak a language other than English at home; for grades 1-2, are currently receiving English Language Learner services (especially those in Community School District 1)
  • Students who primarily speak English at home and live within Community School District 1
  • All other eligible students entering Kindergarten through 2nd Grade


The application deadline for inclusion in the 2015-16 school year lotteries is April 1, 2015. We are still accepting applications for Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade for both Manhattan Charter School and Manhattan Charter School 2 for inclusion on our 2013-14 waitlist as well. At this piont, you may choose to apply to both Manhattan Charter School and Manhattan Charter School 2 for the 2015-16 school year lottery or the 2014-15 waitlist.


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Download the application by click on the “Apply here” button on the left. An application to MCS and/or MCS2 must be delivered with an original signature in one of four ways:


    1. Via mail (Manhattan Charter School, 100 Attorney Street, New York, NY 10002)
    2. In person between 9 am-4 pm on school days
      (Manhattan Charter School, 100 Attorney Street, Room 112 or Manhattan Charter School 2, 220 Henry Street)
    3. Scanned and emailed to info@manhattancharterschool.org or
    4. Via fax to (212) 533-2820.

Please call (212) 533-2743 to confirm your application has been received.


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