To Open a NYS Charter School

Who Can Apply?

In New York State, teachers, parents, school administrators and community residents, or any combination thereof, can submit an application to establish a charter school. These eligible applicants may file the application in conjunction with a college, university, museum, educational institution, or a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation.



One of the strengths of the New York Charter Schools Act is that it provides for two state-wide charter school authorizers: the SUNY Board of Trustees and the New York State Board of Regents.

The application process outlined on the Institute's website pertains only to those applicants interested in applying to the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York for the authorization of their charter. 

The State University is nationally regarded for its rigor as a charter school authorizer.  SUNY is committed to the development of highly successful charter schools.



             Visit the Application Kit page
           on this website to find out how to

                apply to open a NYS charter

                           school today!