School Choice Options In New York

There are a variety of school choice options available for many of the 4.2 million children living in New York. Families in New York can choose from traditional public schools, public charter schools, public magnet schools, private schools, online academies, and homeschooling.

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New York families can use School Choice Week’s resources on a year-round basis to identify schools and learning environments that best meet their children’s needs. During our annual January celebrations, schools and organizations work to organize school fairs, parent information sessions, and other events to help parents learn about their options. In 2021, we partnered with 1596 schools and organizations to host independently-planned virtual events in the state. Our National School Choice Week 2022 celebrations are planned for January 23-29, 2022.

  • What is School Choice?

    How can it empower parents and help kids achieve their dreams?

  • Choosing the Right School

    Tips to help you find a school where your daughter or son will learn, succeed, and be happy.

  • Find a School

    Use our new school finder tool to find a school near you.

New York Updates

  • January 24, 2021

    THIS WEEK: New York Families, Educators Spotlight Importance of K-12 Education Options

    In The News

    THIS WEEK: New York Families, Educators Spotlight Importance of K-12 Education Options


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  • December 10, 2019

    Navigating nearly 70 years of history… and now the Hudson River

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  • December 10, 2019

    5 Questions for Karen Blatt, Flushing Christian School

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  • November 4, 2019

    New York School Choice Roadmap

    How It Works

    Choosing a school? You’ve got options. 
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