Stradford Preparatory Charter School for Boys
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Most Frequently Asked Questions

Is Stradford Preparatory Charter School for Boys a public school? What is a charter school?

Yes. Stradford Prep is a free public charter schools that serves grades 5 - 8. Stradford Prep is free and admit students by blind lottery. There are no admissions tests or fees, and we are committed to serving all students, including those who have special needs or who are English language learners, in New York City. While district public schools are run by the local school district, Stradford Prep is a non-profit school and accountable to the state. Charter schools are public schools that are held strictly accountable for student achievement results in exchange for freedom from administrative

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What is your average class size?

This varies by grade level, but a typical classroom has around 32 students. .


Does Stradford Prep provide transportation?

Families may utilize MetroCards before and after school. Bus transportation may also be provided for students who meet the New York City Department of Education distance from school requirement.


Does Stradford Prep have sibling preference? How does it work?

Yes, Stradford Prep offer siblings preference, which means that a seat will beoffered so long as one is available to siblings of students already enrolled within our school. If there isn’t a seat available at the time of the lottery or submittedapplication, a potential student will be placed at the front of the waitlist. To qualify for sibling preference, siblings must share a legal guardian and live in the same household.


How are students selected in the lottery?

There are no costs or fees to apply. Students are selected at random from all of the applications we receive. Visit our Admissions Page for more information on how to apply for the lottery. 


What is the waitlist?

If your application is not selected in the random lottery, you will be added to the waitlist in the order your application was drawn. Also, if you apply after the lottery, you will be added to the end of the waitlist in the order your application was received. Once a seat is available, the school will contact you via a variety of methods (phone, email, letter), but respond quickly to avoid missing your chance to join our school community.