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Charter Schools in Queens, NY

Success in Your Neighborhood

Queens students thrive at Success Academy, New York City’s highest-performing free public charter school.

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Our Advantage

Why Success Academy?

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Structured School Design

Each Success Academy campus provides intellectual rigor within a clearly structured environment and beautiful facilities. Our teachers focus on effective classroom management that, coupled with a distraction-free environment, lets students maximize their learning.

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Academic Excellence

Children who attend Success Academy have exceptional test scores that far outpace their NYC district peers. Success Academy students consistently score in the top 3% of NYC test-takers. Additionally, all Success high schoolers take at least one college-level Advanced Placement course.

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100% College Acceptance

Success Academy students work closely with our College Access & Preparedness team to find the right college fit for academic success and financial support. To date, 100% of our students have been accepted to four-year colleges, with 72% of those students receiving offers from selective institutions that include Ivy League schools.


Queens Charter Schools Near Me

Success Academy’s NYC schools allow for a high-quality education close to your home, and Queens is no exception. With several elementary and middle schools throughout the borough, your student can enjoy educational success at one of many Queens locations:

We’re now accepting K-6 applications for the 2024-2025 school year.

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Arts and Athletics in Queens

At Success Academy, arts and sports are as important as academics in our curriculum. Success Academy’s focus on student-centered engagement promotes holistic development in our students. With several after-school programs available, students can pursue talents, interests, and feel a true sense of community and belonging.

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Success Academy students who pursue chess learn to master critical thinking, impulse control, and strategic decision-making. This helps them compete in chess and in life.

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Visual Arts

Visual arts at Success Academy are about more than just drawing or painting. Students explore a range of mediums, including clay, collage, construction, photography, and more.

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Students who engage with our music programs focus on collaboration, creativity, and performance with vocals and instruments.

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Students explore expressive units to understand stage performance, including puppetry, mask work, Shakespeare, improv, and an introduction to acting techniques.

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Success Academy soccer players train year-round, both during and after school. They receive personalized coaching and have the opportunity to play in external leagues and organized tournaments.

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At Success Academy, students interested in dance receive training that teaches the fundamentals of grooves, discipline, and stage etiquette. Select students perform in recitals and showcases.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a fee to apply or attend your charter school?

No! Applying to Success Academy takes a few minutes and is completely free. Attending Success Academy is also free. Admission to Success Academy schools is determined by a random lottery after the application deadline.

Ready to kick start your student’s education? Apply now.

What grades does Success Academy offer?

Success Academy is a K-12 program. Currently, we only accept applications from potential new students for grades K-6. Once your child is enrolled at Success Academy, they are guaranteed a seat through grade 12.

What electives, field studies, sports, or clubs do you offer students?

Success Academy students thrive in an environment that encourages participation in countless electives activities, clubs, and sports. Whether it’s music, dance, theater, basketball, chess, debate, soccer, or visual arts, there is an activity for your student. Additionally, our students enjoy regular field trips around New York City and beyond to build community and learn through experience. Not only that, but they are all free!

Is there a uniform or dress code policy?

All Success Academy students must wear uniforms. The school provides a free uniform for all new students. While all students must adhere to their grade’s uniform guidelines, they may wear the uniform that best conforms with their gender identity.

How does your school accommodate students with learning disabilities?

Success Academy serves children with an array of special education services and programs. We work with the NYC Department of Education and other external agencies to ensure occupational, speech, and physical therapists are available for students with related needs. Specialists are available to help discuss your child’s IEP.

Does your curriculum meet state educational standards?

Because Success Academy is a public school, we meet all New York State educational standards. In addition, our schools lead the state in performance across ELA and Math scores on standardized tests. Passing rates for students at Success Academy charter schools outpace other charter and NYC DOE schools by over 25%.


Additional NYC Charter School Locations

In addition to our Queens charter school locations, Success Academy serves students and their families throughout New York City. You may find additional education opportunities for your student(s) at locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and The Bronx.


To learn more about the unique opportunities Success Academy can afford your student, take a virtual tour. If you know your student is ready to thrive at a Success Academy in Queens, apply now.

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We’re now accepting K-6 applications for the 2024-2025 school year.

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