Welcome Letter from Great Oaks

Dear Parents & Students,

Welcome, and thank you for visiting our website. Great Oaks Charter NYC, or as we affectionately call it, GO-NYC, opened in 2013 with the mission to provide our students with a rigorous curriculum in a nurturing environment that all students need and deserve.

Our school is designed with a larger purpose in mind: to ensure that our students shape the world and are not defined by it.

Time in class is spent engaging students in a thought-provoking curriculum led by a teaching staff who have a personal and professional dedication to this work. Our Advisory program meets each morning to help students establish & achieve personal goals and navigate social-emotional issues. Our guiding principles of Mastery, Leadership, and Community ensure that we support all of our students in becoming the expert, compassionate leaders our city, country, and the world need.

GO-NYC’s unique partnership with AmeriCorps is like no other. Our school employs 42 full-time AmeriCorps Fellows who work to provide academic intervention and enrichment for students in small groups. Every GO-NYC student receives two full periods of guidance and mentorship with an AmeriCorps Fellow each day. 

As a charter school, we have the autonomy to design the necessary opportunities for our students to thrive. Part of this means a longer school year. GO-NYC students attend school for 190 days per year and our school day is approximately 90 minutes longer than most 6-12 schools.

We are extremely proud of our middle schoolers and are even more excited to grow our high school. August 2022 will mark the re-launch of our 9th grade and the addition of the first 10th-grade class. 

If you have any questions regarding our school, please don’t hesitate to contact our main office at 212-233-5152 or email [email protected].


Yours in collaboration,

Ms. Timberly Wilson, M.S., Ed.S.

Executive Director

Great Oaks NYC