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Admission Policy


To ensure fairness during the selection of our Kindergarten applicants, a lottery system will be used to select our incoming Kindergarten Class. After each application has been completed and received by January 15th of the preceding year, the name of the student will be entered into the lottery. Two individuals, a member of the Board of Trustees and an Administrator, are asked to select the names at random for the upcoming Kindergarten Class. The drawing will be held prior to January 30th of the preceding school year at an advertised public meeting where parents and community members may observe the process. After the initial student body of Kindergarteners is selected, a waiting list is drawn of the remaining applicants for this kindergarten class. Should a student selected not be able to attend, the school will go to the first name on the waiting list.


Enrollment priority is as follows:


A) Students enrolled in the preceding year at The Gray Chrater School

B) Siblings of currently enrolled students

C) Waiting List applicants for the current school year

Student Recruitment


The Gray Charter School recruits students through various means. Following are four of the most common methods.

1) In-person visits by school personnel to Newark public schools incuding presentations and speeches at parent meetings

2) Applications and school information packets are avaialble at all Newark public libraries

3) Applications and school information packets are available at all closing Catholic schools in Newark

4) Directors of local churches and schools receive school information packets in English, Spanish & French



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The Gray Charter School is located in Newark, NJ.

All children who attend The Gray Charter School must reside in the city of Newark. Apply Today!







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The Gray Charter School is not a part of the One Newark Universal Enrollment System. Applications are currently being accepted and should be submitted directly to the school if you wish for your child to attend.




Max Enrollment: 365 Students