DREAM is all in, for all kids, all the time. Find out what sets us apart.
dream provides youth with opportunities to play, learn, and grow.
Our mission is to level the field by empowering all children to recognize their potential and realize their dreams. If you’re looking for a school with high expectations and a culture of care – a school you can call home – read on. If you’re ready to apply, you can do so below.
“I have never witnessed a school full of teachers and staff who genuinely love their children [like DREAM does]. I will be forever grateful for responding to that welcoming email inviting my kindergartner to join DREAM Charter School. Best decision I’ve ever made.”
- Shereece, DREAM mom
Our Whole Child Model
DREAM’s education model is all about the promises we make to our families – the things we’ll never compromise on. You can learn more about our commitment to rigorous academics; social-emotional learning; family engagement; and athletics, health, and wellness right here.
DREAM operates on an extended-day, extended-year basis, and we believe that model is crucial to student success. Learn more about our free summer programming.
DREAM’s model balances rigor with joy to serve the whole child. It works, and it shows.
- DREAM scholars have outperformed their statewide, citywide, and district peers in both ELA and Math for four years running.
- In 2021, DREAM Charter High School’s first-ever senior class had a 100% graduation rate.
- 97% of DREAM scholars who enroll in our summer programming maintain the academic gains made during the school year.
and it doesn’t stop at academics
During the COVID-19 pandemic, when our community needed us most, DREAM stepped up. From March 2020 onward, DREAM distributed the following, at no cost to our families:
Wifi hotspots to support remote learning
bags of fresh produce and nonperishable goods
meal kits containing breakfasts, lunches, and snacks
of direct financial assistance to 300 families impacted by the pandemic
“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 Parent
of families feel welcome at DREAM
of families report their child is leaning what they need to excel in college and beyond
of families say that DREAM has high expectations for their child