tu niño

DREAM is all in, for all kids, all the time. Find out what sets us apart. 

El sueño brinda a los jóvenes oportunidades para jugar, aprender y crecer.

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, mamá DREAM

Nuestro modelo de niño integral

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 aquí.

DREAM operates on an extended-day, extended-year basis, and we believe that model is crucial to student success. Learn more about our programación de verano gratis.

Nuestro impacto

El modelo de DREAM equilibra el rigor con la alegría para servir al niño en su totalidad. Funciona y se nota.

  • DREAM scholars have outperformed their statewide, citywide, and district peers in both ELA and Math for four years running.
  • En 2021, la primera clase de último año de DREAM Charter High School tuvo una tasa de graduación de 100%.
  • 97% of DREAM scholars who enroll in our summer programming maintain the academic gains made during the school year.

y no se detiene en lo académico

Durante la pandemia de COVID-19, cuando nuestra comunidad más nos necesitaba, DREAM dio un paso al frente. A partir de marzo de 2020, DREAM distribuyó lo siguiente, sin costo para nuestras familias:




Puntos de acceso wifi para apoyar el aprendizaje remoto


bolsas de productos frescos y productos no perecederos


kits de comidas que contienen desayunos, almuerzos y refrigerios

$200k +

de asistencia financiera directa a 300 familias afectadas por la pandemia

“Como padre primerizo, puedes imaginar tantos miedos, y una cosa por la que estoy muy agradecido fue que DREAM no minimizara mis miedos, sino que me aferrara al hecho de que estamos aquí contigo, juntos. Esa unión, que es una de las máximas de DREAM ... todo el mundo dice eso, pero en realidad, DREAM es familia.

- Samantha, madre de DREAM Mott Haven

explora nuestras escuelas

Ready to learn more and explore our schools? Attend an open house or take a virtual tour of one of our schools below.


de las familias se sienten bienvenidas en DREAM


de las familias informan que sus hijos están aprendiendo lo que necesitan para sobresalir en la universidad y más allá


de las familias dicen que DREAM tiene grandes expectativas para sus hijos

preguntas frecuentes

¿Que es una escuela autónoma?
Charter schools are public schools, free and open to all, that have the autonomy and freedom to design classrooms that meet the needs of all students. Every charter school network has its own principles and practices, which can result in different outcomes for students and families. At DREAM Charter Schools, all teachers are NYS-certified and we are committed to a model that welcomes every child and serves all of their needs - academic, social-emotional, and physical.
What is DREAM's application process?
Students are selected through a lottery process, and it’s free to apply. Applications must be submitted by the lottery deadline, which is April 1, 2022; applications received after the deadline will be placed on a waitlist in the order in which they are received. You can apply online or by using a print application, which are available in English, Spanish, and French. You can access online and print applications by scrolling to the top or bottom of this page.
¿Cuáles son los horarios de DREAM? ¿DREAM ofrece programación para después de clases?
Breakfast is from 7:30-7:55. The school day begins at 7:45 am and ends at 4:00 pm, with afterschool continuing until 5:45 pm. In a typical year, Friday dismissal is at 1:00 pm or 5:00 pm for scholars participating in afterschool. Todos los estudiantes de DREAM tienen garantizado un lugar en nuestra programación extracurricular gratuita.
¿Dónde se encuentra DREAM? ¿DREAM ofrece transporte en autobús?
DREAM has locations in East Harlem (K-12) and the Mott Haven neighborhood of the South Bronx (K-2 and 6). DREAM Mott Haven has DOE busing, and for the 2021-22 school year, will likely provide eligible families busing before school and at normal dismissal. If you choose to have your child in afterschool, we will most likely not be able to provide busing after afterschool. Unfortunately, DREAM East Harlem does not currently offer busing.
¿Qué tipo de apoyo ofrece DREAM para los niños con IEP y / o necesidades especiales?
We welcome all kids at DREAM, and all our classrooms are have an integrated co-teaching model (with two teachers in every classroom) as well as onsite counseling, speech language therapy, physical therapy, hearing support services, occupational therapy, and paraprofessional services. 100% of IEP services are provided in person. For our students without IEPs, DREAM offers Tier 2 Support services in the form of both academic and social-emotional interventions.
Is DREAM accepting applications for the current school year?
Yes - one of our schools, DREAM Mott Haven, is accepting applications for Grades K-2 and 6 for the current 2021-22 school year. To apply, you can fill out a regular application; there will be a space to indicate that you're applying for the current school year.
Who can I contact if I have additional questions or want more information?
Please email - we're here to help and will get back to you as soon as possible!
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