About Our Schools

At Great Oaks Charter Schools, we believe every child can succeed, and we will do whatever it takes to enable our students to thrive in college and in life.

We set ourselves apart from other college preparatory charter schools through the use of a high-dosage mentoring model. In addition to outstanding classroom instruction delivered by our teachers, we ensure all of our students get a daily boost from the Great Oaks Fellowship, 310 recent college graduates who dedicate a year of service in our schools. Each Corps member works closely with a group of students, helping them close the achievement gap between themselves and their wealthier peers and, ultimately, succeed in college. Outside of mentoring, Corps members act as coaches, developing close relationships with students and their families.

We know a high quality education, provided by our dedicated fellows and teachers, facilitates a bright future for Great Oaks students. However, to truly succeed, Great Oaks students must learn how to assess the world around them, understand the influences in their own lives, and take ownership of their academic and personal trajectory. Our students are incredible young people, and by empowering them to take their future into their own hands, we are amplifying their ability to give back, act as leaders for others, and make a difference – however big or small – in their own communities.

Our Network

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Great Oaks Bridgeport

GO-BPT is a middle and high school serving over 500 students in grades 6-11, and will add 12th grade in the 2020-2021 school year.

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Great Oaks New York City

GO-NYC is a middle school serving over 300 students in grades 6-8.

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Great Oaks Legacy Campuses in Newark

GO Legacy serves over 1600 students in Pre-K through 12th grade across 5 campuses.

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Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys

Baltimore Collegiate serves young men in grades 4-8, and will launch the Great Oaks Fellowship program in in the 2020-2021 school year.

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Great Oaks Wilmington

GO-WIL serves 400 students in grades 6-10, and will add 11th grade in the 2020-2021 school year.


Founded: 2014

School Leader: John Scalice

Grades: 6-12

Number of Students: 661

Number of Teachers and Fellows: 31 Teachers, 50 Fellows

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375 Howard Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06605

New York City

Founded: 2013

School Leader: Brett Gallini

Grades: 6-8

Number of Students: 325

Number of Teachers and Fellows: 24 Teachers, 40 Fellows

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38 Delancey St, New York, NY 10002


Founded: 2011

School Leader: Jared Taillefer

Grades: Pre-K – 12

Number of Students: 1625

Number of Teachers and Fellows: 110 Teachers, 110 Fellows

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909 Broad Street, Newark, NJ 07102


Founded: 2015

Great Oaks Partnership: 2020

School Leader: Jack J. Pannell

Grades: 4-8

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2500 E. Northern Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21214


Founded: 2015

School Leader: Leland Kent

Grades: 6-11

Number of Students: 480

Number of Teachers and Fellows: 27 Teachers, 58 Fellows

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1200 N. French Street, Wilmington, DE 19801