School Choice Options in New York

Public School Open Enrollment

State allows parents to choose any traditional public school for their child, regardless of location?


Public Charter Schools

State has a charter school law allowing for the creation of charter schools?


Public Magnet Schools

State permits public magnet and theme-based schools?


Online Learning

State offers free, full-time online academies, either run by the state or independent organization?


Private School Choice

State offers a private school choice scholarship or tax deduction program?


Homeschooling Freedom

Parents are free to educate their children at home (homeschooling)?


New York Celebrates National School Choice Week

Black History Program

January 25, 2017 at 11:00am

Grace Cathedral International 886 Jerusalem Avenue - Uniondale, NY 115537

Our Black History Program includes dance presentations, language presentations in multiple languages, as well as history of the African American community.

What School Will Your Child Attend?

January 24, 2017

CMCS E180th - Head Start, 899 East 180th Street - Bronx, NY 104607

The parents will let us know which school their child will attend in September. This will let us know that the children have been registered for kindergarten.

For all events check out New York'sMaster Events Lists Go!

New York Leadership Makes It Official
January 22-28 2017 is School Choice Week

Officials in the following cities and counties have officially proclaimed January 22-28, 2017 School Choice Week:

  • Town of Constable
  • Village of Philmont
  • Hamptonburgh
  • Village of Elbridge
  • Henderson
  • Herkimer
  • East Bloomfield
  • Brocton
  • Minoa
  • Amsterdam
  • Saugerties
  • Edwards
  • LaGrange
  • Monrovia
  • Portland
  • Rensselaer
  • Village of Mamaroneck
  • Croghan
  • Belfast
  • Corning
  • Bergen
  • Fayetteville
  • Hudson
  • Oneida
  • Stockholm
  • Nassau
  • Dutchess
  • Black Brook
  • Clarkstown
  • Yonkers
  • Rochester
  • Elmira
  • Allegany
  • Watertown
  • Binghamton
  • Horseheads
  • Town of Brant
  • Wilson
  • Marshall
  • Waddington
  • Monroe
  • Ticonderoga
  • Buffalo

For more information, read news releases about specific events planned for the Empire State.

Want More?

Members of the media can request a list of school leaders in their state, who can discuss their participation in National School Choice Week by contacting Shelby Doyle at

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