Application Information

Open enrollment for the 2024-2025 School Year. Your application will be accepted and seats are on a first come first serve basis. We will contact you as soon as a seat is available.

Apply to Manhattan Charter Schools online!

Alternatively, you can use a paper application in English, Español, and 中文 . Please find the applications in the languages you prefer. Adobe Reader is required to view the forms.

A paper application must be delivered with an original signature in one of four ways:

  1. By mail to one of the addresses listed here
  2. In person between 9 am-4 pm on school days. Click here for directions to each school.
  3. Via email to
  4. Via fax to (212) 533-2820 or (212) 964-3795

Manhattan Charter School 1
(212) 533-2743
100 Attorney Street, Room 112
New York, NY 10002

Manhattan Charter School 2
(212) 964-3792
220 Henry Street, Room 443
New York, NY 10002

Admission Information

Admission is by random lottery, with priority given in the following order:

  • Siblings of students currently enrolled in MCS 1 or MCS 2.
  • Students indicating that they speak a language other than English at home (if applying for Kindergarten), or are currently receiving English Language Learner services.
  • Students who live in Community School District 1. Find your district here.
  • All other eligible students entering Kindergarten through 3rd Grade.