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.

If you’re a parent looking for school choice options for your child head to our New York State Guide.

National School Choice Week (NSCW) informs, inspires, and empowers parents to discover the K-12 education options available for their children, including traditional public, charter, magnet, online, private, and home schooling.

Every January, tens of thousands of schools, organizations, and individuals plan unique events and activities to shine a positive spotlight on effective education options in their communities.

In 2024, we are partnering with 1,212 schools and organizations in New York to raise awareness of K-12 education options.

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Albany Capitol Celebration

Mon, January 22, 2024



America Shines

Peace Bridge in Buffalo, New York

January 24, 2024


All-Star Events

DateCityNameEvent Description
Jan 8Mount VernonAmani Public Charter SchoolAmani Public Charter School will be celebrating National School Choice Week all week with scholar, teacher, and parent events including a dance!
Jan 9JamaicaFedcap ImpactFedcap Impact will have an art gallery and paint session with local artist on January 9th in celebration of School Choice.
Jan 13NewburghFostertown Elementary SchoolFostertown Elementary School will celebrate National School Choice week with a Winter Fest carnival at our school
Jan 16New HartfordOneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCESOneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES is going to have a school dance for our students. They love music and dancing so this is a great way to get them to socialize and celebrate their school!
Jan 21AlbanyMaimonides Hebrew Day SchoolFor National School Choice Week 2024, Maimonides Hebrew Day School will celebrate with a dignitary visit to our school on January 21st.
Jan 22New YorkAmber Charter School – East Harlem (K-5)Amber Charter Schools will be celebrating our school spirit all week. Events will include pep rally and classroom activities.
Jan 22New YorkAmber Charter School Inwood (K-2)Amber Charter Schools will be celebrating our school spirit all week. Events will include a pep rally and classroom activities.
Jan 22BronxAmber Charter School Kingsbridge ElementaryAmber Charter Schools will be celebrating our school spirit all week. Events will include pep rally and classroom activities.
Jan 22New YorkAmber Charter School Kingsbridge Middle School (5-7)Amber Charter Schools will be celebrating our school spirit all week. Events will include pep rally and classroom activities.
Jan 22SchenectadyBright Hope Academy CenterBHAC will be holding a talent show to celebrate National School Choice Week. Teachers, students, and even parents of the students are welcome to present their talents.
Jan 22CopiagueCopiague Christian AcademyIn Celebration of School Choice, Copiague Christian Academy will have a kick off day with crafts and stickers. Each day we will hang posters on our walls showing our art work and what we love about our school.
Jan 22East HamptonEast Hampton High SchoolEast Hampton High School will show school choice pride by hosting some amazing Community Service events and celebrating the outcomes with our students
Jan 22BronxIcahn Charter School 4Icahn Charter School celebrates school choice every week! This year for National School Choice Week we plan to have a game night where students can have fun.
Jan 22Staten IslandJewish Community Center of Staten IslandJewish Community Center will have students make pictures of why they choose the JCC as their school choice and will write notes to send home to their families
Jan 22HewlettNicole Romero HomeschoolNicole Romero Homeschool will have the students decide what their best strengths are and display them around the school for families to see on family awards night. We will celebrate School Choice week with a field trip and with our students painting school choice rocks for our Community garden.
Jan 22BrooklynPromise World Day CarePromise World Day Care will be celebrating school spirit with school tours, the NSCW dance, and more!
Jan 22FlushingPS 020q SchoolFor National School Choice Week 2024, teachers and students of PS 020q School will be participating through a door decorating contest.
Jan 22BrooklynR C NRCN will be celebrating school spirit with school tours, the NSCW dance, and more!
Jan 22Staten IslandRichmond Pre K CenterRichmond Prek will be celebrating School Spirit Week using School Choice as a partner! We expect a huge turnout of families and community partners.
Jan 22Staten IslandSouthfield InstituteSouthfield Institute will be celebrating school choice week with a spirit week, and various activities with students and faculty.
Jan 22New YorkStorefront Academy Harlem Charter SchoolStorefront Academy Harlem Charter School will celebrate with a parade and party music following a showcase of the plants in our garden bed.
Jan 22BronxStorefront Academy South BronxStorefront will welcome parents and students to celebrate our school community with a spirit week featuring an arts and crafts night, students writing notes to share with families, and an assembly for everyone.
Jan 22Rego ParkTutor on WheelsTutor On Wheels will be part of a special information session for school choice.
Jan 23Bolton LandingAdirondack Home Education FellowshipAdirondack Home Education Fellowship will have an open house for our co-op. Kids can check out classes and parents can have questions answered. Open to anyone interested in homeschooling but you need to RSVP.
Jan 23BronxThe Charter High School for Law and Social JusticeThe Charter High School For Law And Social Justice students will be writing thank you letters to our staff and family members for their continuous contribution to our school and our scholars.
Jan 23BrooklynWATCH High SchoolWe are celebrating with a WATCH High School open house were community can come tour the school and meet the staff. We will have giveaways as well
Jan 24ArverneBattalion Christian AcademyDuring school choice week, families will be invited to use art materials to decorate rocks.
Jan 24BronxKIPP Freedom Elementary SchoolFor National School Choice Week 2024, KIPP Freedom Elementary School will celebrate National Compliment Day on January 24th. Students will write compliment banners to post outside for their families to see as well as give the families pastries. We will return the families with compliments just as they give to us.
Jan 24Staten IslandRichmond Pre-K CenterRichmond Pre-K Center will celebrate with a school spirit week with our community of students, parents, and teachers.
Jan 24Staten IslandThe Richmond Pre-K Center at Richmond TerraceThe Richmond Pre-K will be celebrating our school spirit all week. Events will include a pep rally, and a yellow day with scarf giveaway.
Jan 24BrooklynThe Guild for Exceptional ChildrenThe Guild for Exceptional Children will be hosting a parent engagement activity where families will have the opportunity to write thank letters to our school staff. Teachers will send home thank you letters to families.
Jan 25BrooklynPS 159 Isaac Pitkin Elementary SchoolPS 159 will be celebrating with a spirit week including a pep rally to prepare our students for the NYS ELA and math exams. We will also do scarf giveaways.
Jan 25WindsorWalshs Nature SchoolWalsh’s nature school will be sharing National School Choice week with our community and covering the importance of having a choice.
Jan 25MaloneFranklin AcademyMalone Central School District’s Franklin Academy will be celebrating National School Choice Week on January 25, 2024. A myriad of information will be shared as well as many free giveaways (including NSCW scarves).
Jan 25CubaHah Co-OpCuba Homeschool Co-Op invites all homeschool families to come play games, make some art, and celebrate our right to choose our preferred way of schooling Game Day
Jan 26New YorkTake A Stand Kids IncTake A Stand Kids Inc will celebrate with a pep rally for students.
Jan 26RochesterEugenio Maria de Hostos Charter School – ElementaryEugenio Maria de Hostos Charter Elementary School celebrated school choice with an assembly.
Jan 26BrooklynMiddle School for Art and PhilosophyMiddle School for Art and Philosophy will be having a pep rally with our mascot giving school choice swag away. We will also have students come up and speak about the school. We will have performances involving music, drama, singing, and dance because we are an art performing school.
Jan 26BrooklynSt Marks Day SchoolSt Mark’s Day School will be celebrating National School Choice week all week. Activities will include a pep rally with students and parents telling us why they love SMDS. We will also celebrate with a musical and dance recital and a scarf giveaway day.
Jan 26RochesterWestfall AcademyWestfall Academy will have a spirit week, with breakfast on the last day, Friday, for our families and teachers. Our goal is to raise awareness of education choices so that families can find schools like Westfall Academy, a full-time Islamic school, to meet the needs of our children! It is to celebrate our amazing teachers, school staff, dedicated students, committed parents, and supportive community.
Jan 27BuffaloKing Center Charter SchoolKing Center Charter School will celebrate School Choice Week with a school-wide spirit week and a community school choice information session and story time for K-2 students on Saturday January 27th, 2024
Jan 28WilliamsvilleNativity of Mary SchoolNativity of Mary School events starts on Sunday with our school mass & open house at the school. Monday will be a carnival day, Tuesday square dancing in the gym, Wednesday we have inflatable obstacle courses in the gym, Thursday will be a magic show, and Friday a reptile show.
Jan 29BrooklynMidwood Catholic AcademyMidwood Catholic Academy will be celebrating Catholic Schools week during National School Choice week with various activities through the week.
Jan 31Staten IslandConcord High School R470For National School Choice Week 2024, Concord will be celebrating with an Open House on January 31st.
Jan 31BrooklynCharles Churn Christian AcademyFor National School Choice Week 2024, Charles Churn Christian Academy will be celebrating our school spirit week January 31 and will include an arts & crafts night!
Feb 1BuffaloHealth Sciences Charter SchoolHealth Sciences Charter School will be sponsoring a Community Event, inviting families to learn about their choice to attend our school and the offerings we have.
Feb 1BrooklynThe Science and Medicine Middle SchoolThe Science and Medicine Middle School will celebrate with a pep rally in the school with the staff members.
Feb 2Saranac LakeSaranac Lake Central School DistrictBloomingdale Elementary will be having a Friday AM Assembly where we will have the mascot, awards, and fun videos of students and accomplishments for that month.
Feb 9Floral ParkDistrict 29 – PrekDistrict 29 – Prek will celebrate the success of our School Choice Thankfulness sharing at our thanksgiving event for all parents and students and would like to give out the scarfs to all. We will share the success of our celebrations on our social media during the week of NSCW in January.
Feb 10BrooklynWilliamsburg Charter High SchoolWilliamsburg Charter High School will have an Open House event for interested prospective families 8th graders to visit the school and speak with faculty

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