Every child deserves an excellent, free education that mines his or her unique and highest potential. ZETA Charter Schools have the simple aim of delivering just that. We will welcome and serve children from all walks of life, whether they have been New Yorkers all their lives, whether they arrived yesterday, whether they speak English, whether they have a big home or no home, whether they can whiz through school or need special supports.
We are opening two new public charter schools in August 2018 in New York City Community School Districts 6 (Upper Manhattan) and 12 (Central/South Bronx). Each school will open with 180 kindergarten and 1st grade students, and will grow one grade every year until it serves 530 students in kindergarten through fifth grade. We also plan to submit an application to open pre-kindergarten in August 2019 or 2020.
We aim to be neighborhood schools but also integrated schools to the extent possible, as we believe a diverse student population enriches the school environment and raises the level and depth of learning. Children residing in the NYC Community School Districts where our schools are located will receive lottery admissions preference.