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How To Apply

The Teaneck Community Charter School admissions period for the 2024 – 2025 school year officially begins on November 1st, 2023.

Here are some important dates to keep in mind:

  • November 1st:  Application available online or download paper application above. 
  • All applications must be filled out completely
  • November 1st – Apply online or Paper applications may be submitted to TCCS via fax (201)833-9225 or mail (563 Chestnut Ave, Teaneck, NJ 07666).
  • November 16th – TCCS will have its first of two open houses for prospective families at 6:30 p.m.
  • December 9th – TCCS will have its second of two open houses for prospective families at 10 a.m.
  • January 5th – Deadline for applications to be included in the school lottery
  • January 12th – TCCS admissions lottery conducted online at 4:00 p.m.
  • Please be aware that siblings of current TCCS students have first priority for admission – provided they apply before the deadline. After siblings, Teaneck residents who applied before the deadline are chosen from a lottery. While all New Jersey residents are eligible to apply, priority is given to Teaneck residents. 

Weighted Lottery:
Any family who can provide evidence of ONE of the following economically disadvantaged criteria will receive a weight of three units in the lottery to two for other students (3:2):

  • The child lives in public housing. 
  • The child lives in Section 8 housing.
  • The child or guardian qualifies for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits. 
  • The child already qualifies for a free or reduced price lunch in his or her current public school.

Note:  Evidence of any of the above must be submitted by the January 5 deadline to receive the weighted lottery units. 

If you need more information or help, please call the school at (201) 833-9600.

  • TCCS Facts

    School Day: 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

    Before and After School Program: A before and after school program is organized each year based on need and is provided at cost to participating families.

    Transportation: Busing is available based on distance from the school
    School Lunch: Available for a fee. Free or reduced price for eligible children.

    Who Can Enroll: All children from Teaneck are welcome. TCCS does not discriminate based on race, religion, ethnicity, ability or academic performance. All children must be 5 years old by October 1 to enroll in Kindergarten for September. Applications are being accepted for children entering kindergarten and upper grades depending on availability.

    Lottery: A lottery will be conducted if there are more applications for any grade than spaces available. A waiting list will be established when the lottery is completed.

    Sibling Preference: All efforts will be made to keep families together. An application must be filed for each child. If a lottery is held, admission of one child does not guarantee admission for siblings. Siblings not admitted by lottery will be placed at the top of a sibling waiting list in the order in which their lottery number was pulled. This waiting list is placed ahead of the general waiting list.