DREAM at 20 Bruckner: All Kids Can
In this series, DREAM at 20 Bruckner, we explore several aspects that make the building special.Read more
DREAM is enrolling for both the current and upcoming school year. Join the DREAM family in East Harlem or the Bronx today!Learn more and apply
At DREAM, we're all in for all kids. Join the DREAM family today - we're now enrolling for the current school year and Fall 2023.Learn more and apply now
Schools where your child is known, seen, and loved. A community where your family becomes our family. Welcome to DREAM Charter Schools. Welcome home.
DREAM’s whole child model is all about the promises we make to our families - the things we’ll never compromise on.
DREAM’s curriculum prepares students to fulfill their vision of success, in the classroom and beyond. Across East Harlem and the South Bronx, DREAM Charter Schools serve over 1,000 students from preschool to pre-college, and our scholars consistently outperform city and state peers in ELA and Math.
We believe school should be a place to play, learn, and grow - somewhere that’s about more than just grades and testing, where students can develop both critical thinking skills and compassion. That’s all part of DREAM’s commitment to our Grow the Whole Child Model, which is rooted in social-emotional learning, a framework that teaches students to understand and respond to their own emotions and those of the people around them.
We offer free, nationally recognized afterschool and summer sports-based programs that help our scholars become confident, competent, and caring community members who know what it means to be part of a team.
DREAM knows that success starts at home, and that’s why our families are critical partners. Every summer before school starts, DREAM teachers visit every one of their scholars and families in their homes to get to know them and learn each family’s hopes and dreams for their child. Families and school staff actively work together and share decision-making to provide the best for our scholars, every step of the way.
We believe that every child deserves a safe, beautiful space to play, learn, and grow. And our newest school delivers on that promise. In 2023, DREAM Charter School at 20 Bruckner in the South Bronx will become the permanent educational home of DREAM Charter High School and DREAM Mott Haven, serving 1,300 DREAM scholars. Join us as we reimagine what a school can be.
DREAM provides youth with opportunities to play, learn, and grow. Our mission is to level the playing field by empowering all children to recognize their potential and realize their dreams. Here’s what that looks like.
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"I was struggling with my behavior and academically. Because of DREAM, my mindset was changed. Now, I want to finish school, go to college, become a doctor."
- Stephen, DREAM Student
"As a new parent, you can imagine so many fears, and one thing I am so thankful for was DREAM being able to not minimize my fears, but just hold on to the fact that we are here with you, together. That togetherness, which is one of DREAM's maxims... everyone says that, but really, DREAM is family."
- Samantha, DREAM Mott Haven mom
“DREAM graduates recognize that education is a pathway to intellectual enrichment and long-term success. But even more than that, they also know it’s a critical step toward becoming contributors to building a more just and equitable world for their communities."
- Jared Francis, Managing Director of High School and Leadership Development
“We found a great home at DREAM, and it felt right to be able to put a scholarship in place that would enable first-generation college students to have the same platform."
- Kevin Widmaier, DREAM supporter