Fostering a Lifetime of Learning
At Children’s Aid College Prep, students receive a solid academic foundation and have access to a variety of enrichment experiences that challenge them and keep them excited about learning. Deep engagement with parents, teachers and community partners are vital to the success of the school and its students.
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What is the lottery?

The lottery is an admissions process required by New York State law that is held when there are more student applications to a charter school than seats available. The lottery randomly selects from all applicants for admission. Students who are not selected in the lottery will be placed on a waiting list for spaces that may become available in the future.


Is anyone given preference in the lottery?

Yes. The law requires charter schools to give preference to returning students, siblings of students already enrolled in the school and students who reside in the Community School District in which the charter school is located. CACPCS gives preferences for students who are English Language Learners and for students who are eligible for free or reduced price lunch.

How do I know if my child gets in to CACPCS?

CACPCS will contact the family directly with either a letter or a phone call to let you know if your child has been accepted. You will then be required to contact the school in order to finalize the enrollment.


How to Apply

The application is available between December and March of every year. Please check back if the application is not available at the time you are searching for it.

Join Our Team

Are you looking to make an impact on scholars in a rewarding career that changes lives?

Apply to CACPCS!

Join our team of dedicated, results-driven professionals who are committed to impacting the lives of our children and community.


At CACPCS, we provide our staff with the best of the best. But, what we really value is a school family that supports each member’s growth and development. Staff members receive continuous support and development and are equipped with the resources and structures that promote achievement in the classroom.

Open Positions

Join our team to make a difference in the kids lives.

Support Us

Donations from foundations and individuals alike help to ensure Children’s Aid College Prep Charter School gives every scholar the one-on-one attention he or she deserves. In addition to top-notch instruction in a caring environment, your support provides books for our kindergarten library, uniforms for our basketball or football, or cheerleading teams, technology supplies for our classrooms, funding for field trips, and so much more. From our scholars, our teachers, and trustees, thank you for your interest and generosity.


Give online, via our secure site:

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Donate by mail:

Make your check payable to Children’s Aid College Prep Charter School, and mail it to:

Children’s Aid College Prep Charter School
c/o Children’s Aid
711 Third Avenue, Suite 700
New York, NY 10017

Attention: Development

Please note that this address differs from the physical address of our school.


Giving Options

Make a gift of stock:

Making a gift of appreciated stock or securities is a great way to support Children’s Aid College Prep Charter School. Please contact our Development Office for more information (see below).

Questions about giving to CACPCS?

Contact Katie Pouga in our Development Office at 212.942.5730 or

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