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Uncommon NYC Elementary School Featured on Good Morning America

Good Morning America heard about how our students feel seen
and cared for and decided to spend the day with us at
Excellence Boys Elementary Academy to share the magic
with millions of viewers.

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We Love Learning

Together we’ll cultivate your child’s interests, instill in them a passion for learning, and set them on a path for success in college and beyond.

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New Book!

cover of Make History book

Our newest book, written by Chief Schools Officer, Paul Bambrick-Santoyo,
and Director of 5-12 History Instruction, Art Worrell, helps educators
foster engaging, rigorous history classrooms.

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Teaching at Uncommon Schools - Our Stories

"I've taught at many schools before, and never felt this level of support for myself or for the students.”

Teachers share their stories about what makes Uncommon Schools an exciting place to be.

Extended Opportunities in High School

The HS 2.0 program gives students the opportunity to discover new passions and learn from industry experts outside the traditional classroom.

Dreaming Big

“I realized that now I can do anything. The world is going to need me.”

Alumnus Brandon Burke and school leaders speak about the love and support Uncommon students receive on their path to achieve their dreams.

Broad Prize Winner

We received the 2013 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools and were also a finalist in 2018. This prize honors public charters with the best academic outcomes for students from low-income backgrounds.

99% Accepted

Since 1997, 99% of our high school seniors have been accepted to a 4-year college. 75% of our high school graduates to-date have either graduated from college or are on track to graduate.

Our Results

National Recognition

According to a study by Stanford University's CREDO, Uncommon Schools students make the greatest academic gains of any large charter network in the country.

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