About Us

Great Oaks Charter School New York City (GO-NYC) is located on Manhattan’s culturally rich and diverse Lower East Side. We opened our doors in 2013. Our students are provided with a high-quality, rigorous education, which includes foreign languages and the arts. GO-NYC currently serves students in grades 6-8, growing into a 6-12.  GO-NYC High School opens its doors in August 2021 with 9th grade and adds a grade each year until we are a fully operating 6-12 option for New York City families.

GO-NYC provides a safe and nurturing environment for all students. In addition to our strong and professional teaching staff, we partner with AmeriCorps and employ 40+  full-time Fellows. Every GO-NYC student is provided with two full periods of individualized, small-group instruction from a GO-NYC Fellow. Support includes small group instruction for English Language Arts and mathematics as well as social and emotional support.  To learn more about GO-NYC happenings, please visit our school calendar or contact us.

Mission Statement

The mission of GO-NYC Middle School is to mold students who will shape the world, not be defined by it. Our approach is organized around the design principles of Mastery, Leadership, and Community, providing challenging academics with a well-rounded approach to the whole child. We combine project-based learning, an advanced curriculum, and supplementary tutorial support to maximize student agency.