Our Schools in New York City

Uncommon Schools New York City serves over 8,700 K-12 students across 24 schools in Brooklyn, including both single-sex and co-educational schools. See below for a full list of our NYC schools.

Each of our schools shares the same mission of preparing students to enter, succeed in, and graduate from college. Students are randomly selected by public lottery in grades K and 5, and we maintain waiting lists through grade 8. We currently have schools in the Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brownsville, Canarsie, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, and Williamsburg neighborhoods of Brooklyn.

How is Uncommon NYC closing the achievement gap?

  • 81% of Uncommon NYC students scored Proficient or Advanced in Math, closing the economic achievement gap. (62%)
  • 73% of Uncommon NYC students scored Proficient or Advanced in English Language Arts, closing the economic achievement gap. (58%)
  • 4 Uncommon NYC elementary schools scored in the top 5% of schools statewide in math.

Click here to download our Student and Family Handbooks.

Uncommon NYC Board of Trustees

The school is governed by a Board of Trustees who holds the school’s charter, and is responsible for ensuring the school is an academic success, a viable organization, and faithful to the terms of its charter.

Current Trustees:

Linton Mann III, Chair (Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP)

Tony Pasquariello, Vice Chair (Managing Director/Partner, Goldman Sachs)

Joe Wayland, Treasurer (Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Chubb Group)

Ekwutozia Nwabuzor, Secretary (Associate, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP)

St. Claire Gerald (CEO and Principal Consultant, Harambee Logistics Solutions)

Michael Hall (Principal, The Conduit Management Group, LLC)

Shakima Jones (Business Consultant, Love Movement LLC)

John Kim (Partner, Kelso & Co.)

Brett Peiser (ex-officio, CEO, Uncommon Schools)

Chrystal Stokes Williams (COO & CFO, IP Zone)

John Greenstein (VP, Bluescape Software)

Ann Mathews (Managing Director, Goldman Sachs)

Board Meeting Schedule

The Uncommon New York City Charter Schools Board of Trustees will meet at the following dates, times, and locations during the 2018-2019 school year:

Wed. October 3 at 3:30 p.m.
Excellence Boys Charter School
225 Patchen Ave., Brooklyn

Wed. December 12 at 8:00 a.m.
Leadership Prep Bedford Stuyvesant Middle Academy
141 Macon St., Brooklyn

Mon. March 11 at 5:00 p.m.
Uncommon Schools Office
826 Broadway, 9th Floor, Manhattan

Mon. June 3 at 5:00 p.m.
Grand Prospect Hall
263 Prospect Ave., Brooklyn