Admissions

General Information on Admission to TECCS

All TECCS students are selected by public lottery. Based on the lottery results, applicants are either accepted or placed on the waiting list. Wait-listed families are notified as seats in the appropriate grade open up. The lottery determining admission for the 2014-15 school year was held on January 16th, 2014 and results are available here.

The school must fill its spots with Jersey City applicants before it can accept any out of town applicants. Additionally, in an effort to keep family members together, siblings are given preference in the lottery. No other preference is given to any student in the enrollment process for any reason.

To apply for the 2015-2016 school year please fill out an Application Form (Click here for the Spanish version). Applications are also available at Open Houses and upon request by contacting the school at or (201)984-4151.

Please note: Kindergarten students must be 5 years old on or before October 1, 2015 to be eligible for enrollment during the 2015-16 school year.

How to Apply for Admission

All applications are due on January 8th, 2015. Our enrollment lottery will be held on January 15th at 7:00 p.m. at TECCS.

Names will be drawn to offer places in the 2015­‐2016 kindergarten class to 40 applicants. All other kindergarten applicants will be placed on the waiting list, in order determined by the lottery drawing. As some families move over the summer and through out the year, students from the waiting list stand a good chance of being accepted to school.

Letters will be mailed to all accepted Kindergarten families on February 2, 2015. Accepted families must respond by no later than February. 27, 2015 by returning the enrollment form.

To Apply:
1. Download the application for 2015-­‐2016 in PDF-English Format or PDF-­Spanish Format.
2. Print the application and fill it out.
3. There are three ways to apply: by mail, via fax, via email.

Mail to:
The Ethical Community Charter School
95 Broadway
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Fax to:
(201) 200-­‐9931
Email us:

Visiting TECCS

Tours are available every Friday at 9:30am by appointment. Please send an email to or call (201) 984-4151 to schedule a visit.