Elm Families

Frequently Asked Questions

Elm Families

FAQ

Elm Families

FAQ

What is a charter school?

Charter schools are public schools, receiving federal and state funds per pupil. There are a few things that make us different:

  • We are approved and audited by SUNY rather than the DOE.
  • We are governed and held accountable by SUNY, our authorizer, as well as a self-selected board of dedicated community members, educators, and entrepreneurs. 80% of our board lived or worked in Elmhurst!
  • We are held to high standards by SUNY, and will go through a renewal process with SUNY every 5 years.

Is Elm tuition-free?

Yes! As a public charter school, Elm Community Charter School is free to attend.

What grades does Elm serve?

Starting August 2018, we will open our doors to Kindergarten and First graders. Each year after, we will open a new grade until we are at our full capacity of at 2023 with Kindergarten through Fifth Grade.

School Year

2018-2019

2019-2020

2020-2021

2021-2022

2022-2023

Grades Open

K & 1

K, 1 & 2

K, 1, 2 & 3

K, 1, 2, 3 & 4

K, 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5

Number of Students

100

180

260

340

436

Where is Elm located?

We are actively looking at private facilities in Elmhurst, Queens that meets our families and school design needs. As a community-based school and 10 partnerships in Elmhurst, we are dedicated to the neighborhood.

I want to enroll my child. How do I apply?

Applications for Kindergarten and First Grade will be open November 8, 2017 – April 1, 2018.

Does Elm provide breakfast and lunch?

Elm provides breakfast, lunch, and snack free of charge for all students through the School Food DOE program. For more information about School Food menus visit the link below.

When does school start and end?

Mondays, Tuesday, Thursdays, and Fridays
7:45AM – 3:30PM

Wednesdays
7:45AM – 12:30PM
*Wednesdays are early-dismissal days where teachers receive professional development in order to ensure the highest quality instruction for your children.

What is the teacher-student ratio at Elm?

Every class will have 2 teachers (13:1). In addition, students will receive anywhere from 2-3 hours of small group instruction (6-8 students) daily!

Does Elm provide transportation?

Elm CCS requests NYC DOE transportation services as part of its transportation policy. We anticipate most students being from the surrounding neighborhood. However, transportation will be provided for students who receive services under the eligibility of §2853(4) (b) and §3635 of the Education law. In addition to alternative transportation services for specific students, general transportation will be coordinated for students based on the following table:

Grade

K-2

K-2

3-6

3-6

3-6

Distance to School from Home

Less than 1/2 Mile

Greater than 1/2 Mile

Less than 1/2 Mile

Between 1/2 Mile & 1 Mile

Greater than 1 Mile

Service Provided

Half-Fare Metrocard

Yellow Bus or Free Metrocard

No Transportation Provided

Half-Fare Metrocard

Yellow Bus or Free Metrocard

What is a charter school?

Charter schools are public schools, receiving federal and state funds per pupil. There are a few things that make us different:

  • We are approved and audited by SUNY rather than the DOE.
  • We are governed and held accountable by SUNY, our authorizer, as well as a self-selected board of dedicated community members, educators, and entrepreneurs. 80% of our board lived or worked in Elmhurst!
  • We are held to high standards by SUNY, and will go through a renewal process with SUNY every 5 years.

Is Elm tuition-free?

Yes! As a public charter school, Elm Community Charter School is free to attend.

What grades does Elm serve?

Starting August 2018, we will open our doors to Kindergarten and First graders. Each year after, we will open a new grade until we are at our full capacity of at 2023 with Kindergarten through Fifth Grade.

School Year

2018-2019

2019-2020

2020-2021

2021-2022

2022-2023

Grades Open

K & 1

K, 1 & 2

K, 1, 2 & 3

K, 1, 2, 3 & 4

K, 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5

Number of Students

100

180

260

340

436

Where is Elm located?

We are actively looking at private facilities in Elmhurst, Queens that meets our families and school design needs. As a community-based school and 10 partnerships in Elmhurst, we are dedicated to the neighborhood.

I want to enroll my child. How do I apply?

Applications for Kindergarten and First Grade will be open November 8, 2017 – April 1, 2018.

Does Elm provide breakfast and lunch?

Elm provides breakfast, lunch, and snack free of charge for all students through the School Food DOE program. For more information about School Food menus visit the link below.

When does school start and end?

Mondays, Tuesday, Thursdays, and Fridays
7:45AM – 3:30PM

Wednesdays
7:45AM – 12:30PM
*Wednesdays are early-dismissal days where teachers receive professional development in order to ensure the highest quality instruction for your children.

What is the teacher-student ratio at Elm?

Every class will have 2 teachers (13:1). In addition, students will receive anywhere from 2-3 hours of small group instruction (6-8 students) daily!

Does Elm provide transportation?

Elm CCS requests NYC DOE transportation services as part of its transportation policy. We anticipate most students being from the surrounding neighborhood. However, transportation will be provided for students who receive services under the eligibility of §2853(4) (b) and §3635 of the Education law. In addition to alternative transportation services for specific students, general transportation will be coordinated for students based on the following table:

Grade

K-2

K-2

3-6

3-6

3-6

Distance to School

Less than 1/2 Mile

Greater than 1/2 Mile

Less than 1/2 Mile

Between 1/2 Mile & 1 Mile

Greater than 1 Mile

Service Provided

Half-Fare Metrocard

Yellow Bus or Free Metrocard

No Transportation Provided

Half-Fare Metrocard

Yellow Bus or Free Metrocard

What is a charter school?

Charter schools are public schools, receiving federal and state funds per pupil. There are a few things that make us different:

  • We are approved and audited by SUNY rather than the DOE.
  • We are governed and held accountable by SUNY, our authorizer, as well as a self-selected board of dedicated community members, educators, and entrepreneurs. 80% of our board lived or worked in Elmhurst!
  • We are held to high standards by SUNY, and will go through a renewal process with SUNY every 5 years.

Is Elm tuition-free?

Yes! As a public charter school, Elm Community Charter School is free to attend.

What grades does Elm serve?

Starting August 2018, we will open our doors to Kindergarten and First graders. Each year after, we will open a new grade until we are at our full capacity of at 2023 with Kindergarten through Fifth Grade.

2018-2019
K & 1
100 Students

2019-2020
K, 1 & 2
180 Students

2020-2021
K, 1, 2 & 3
260 Students

2021-2022
K, 1, 2, 3 & 4
340 Students

2022-2023
K, 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
436 Students

Where is Elm located?

We are actively looking at private facilities in Elmhurst, Queens that meets our families and school design needs. As a community-based school and 10 partnerships in Elmhurst, we are dedicated to the neighborhood.

How do I apply?

Applications for Kindergarten and First Grade will be open November 8, 2017 – April 1, 2018.

Is breakfast and lunch provided?

Elm provides breakfast, lunch, and snack free of charge for all students through the School Food DOE program. For more information about School Food menus visit the link below.

When does school start and end?

Mondays, Tuesday, Thursdays, and Fridays

7:45AM – 3:30PM

Wednesdays

7:45AM – 12:30PM
*Wednesdays are early-dismissal days where teachers receive professional development in order to ensure the highest quality instruction for your children.

Teacher-student ratio at Elm?

Every class will have 2 teachers (13:1). In addition, students will receive anywhere from 2-3 hours of small group instruction (6-8 students) daily!

Is transportation provided?

Elm CCS requests NYC DOE transportation services as part of its transportation policy. We anticipate most students being from the surrounding neighborhood. However, transportation will be provided for students who receive services under the eligibility of §2853(4) (b) and §3635 of the Education law. In addition to alternative transportation services for specific students, general transportation will be coordinated for students based on the following table:

K-2
Less than 1/2 Mile
Half-Fare Metrocard

K-2
Greater than 1/2 Mile
Yellow Bus or Free Metrocard

3-6
Less than 1/2 Mile
No Transportation Provided

3-6
Between 1/2 Mile & 1 Mile
Half-Fare Metrocard

3-6
Greater than 1 Mile
Yellow Bus or Free Metrocard

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