The application deadline for school year 2023-2024 is April 07, 2023

The lottery will take place on April 18, 2023 at 9:30 a.m. and posted on our website thereafter.

Notifications for open seats in Kindergarten will be sent out immediately after the lottery.  All other applicants grades 1-8 will be waitlisted and families contacted in the waitlist order as seats become available.  

Please check your SchoolMint account to find out your student’s status after the lottery.

Any child who is eligible for NYC Public School is eligible to apply to Community Roots Charter School. Community Roots Charter School currently serves 474 students (K-8).

Students applying to Kindergarten must turn five by December 31st of their Kindergarten year.

Hablantes de Espanol: Haga cliq aquí para obtener mas información sobre el proceso del la escuela charter.

*A charter school shall not discriminate against any student or limit the admission of any student on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, gender, disability, intellectual ability, measures of achievement or aptitude, athletic ability, disability, race, creed, gender, national origin, religion or ancestry or any other ground that would be unlawful if done by a school. A school may not require any action by a student or family (such as an admissions test, interview, essay, attendance at an information session, etc.) in order for an applicant to either receive or submit an application for admission to that school.

Please read our Lottery Procedures and Instructions posted here prior to applying:

Lottery & Admissions Policies 2023-2024 (English)

Lottery & Admissions Policies 2023-2024 (Chinese)

Lottery & Admissions Policies 2023-2024 (Spanish)

Application for 2023-2024

Please make sure to select the correct year, 2023-2024, after login.

2023 / 2024 Lottery Video