* Please select only one option.

My child will enter Kindergarten in the fall of 2020 (and will turn five years old by December 31, 2020).

My child will enter 5th grade in the fall of 2020.

My child will enter the grade checked below in the fall of 2020.

  • 1st
  • 2nd
  • 3rd
  • 4th
  • 6th
  • 7th
  • 8th

To be entered into TEP’s admissions lottery for Kindergarten or Grade 5, this application must be received at TEP by 6 PM on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. For other applications, your child will be added to the waitlist for the grade they will enter.

Student Information

Note: asterisks indicate required fields

* First Name: Middle Name: * Last Name:

* Date of Birth:    * Gender: 
Year Month Day

* Street Address: Apt.

* City: * State: * Zip Code:

* Current Grade: Current School:

Current School Address:

* What language does your child primarily speak at home?

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Other

In this year’s lottery, TEP will reserve a portion of its seats for English Language Learners.

* Does your child currently receive Special Education Services?

  • YES
  • NO
  • UNKNOWN

In this year’s lottery, TEP will reserve a portion of its seats for students who receive Special Education Services.

Parent/Guardian Information

Note: asterisks indicate required fields

Parent/Guardian 1

* First Name: * Last Name: * Email Address:

* Cell Phone: Home Phone: Work Phone:

Is this student a child of a CURRENT TEP employee?

If address is same as student, check here:


Street Address: Apt.

City: State: Zip Code:



Parent/Guardian 2

First Name: Last Name: Email Address:

Cell Phone: Home Phone: Work Phone:

Is this student a child of a CURRENT TEP employee?

If address is same as student, check here:


Street Address: Apt.

City: State: Zip Code:



Sibling Information

Note: asterisks indicate required fields

* Does the student have a sibling who is applying to enter TEP?

  • Yes
  • No

* Does the student have a sibling who is CURRENTLY attending TEP?

  • Yes
  • No

Note: asterisks indicate required fields

Optional: By signing below, I agree that the student for whom I am submitting this application may participate in studies of TEP Charter School and that the student’s administrative school records may be obtained and used by researchers for these studies, even if the student does not enroll in TEP. In these studies, only summary outcomes, not individual students’ outcomes, will be reported.

* Parent/Guardian Name: 

Important Information about TEP’s Admissions Lottery (April 7, 2020)

The Equity Project (TEP) Charter School is a public school that is free for all students. TEP has 120 seats for students entering Kindergarten and 120 seats for students entering 5th grade in the fall of 2020. TEP anticipates that more than 120 students will submit applications to attend TEP for each entering grade level. Therefore, TEP will hold a lottery to fill its Kindergarten and 5th grade cohorts.

Each prospective student will have one ticket entered into the lottery drawing. An individual unaffiliated with TEP will select tickets, one at a time, until all tickets have been drawn. After the lottery is completed, TEP will inform you as to whether your child has been awarded one of the open seats at TEP. If your child is not awarded an open seat through the lottery, your child will be placed on a waiting list for future openings. For more information about TEP’s admissions lottery, visit: http://www.tepcharter.org.

TEP’s lottery is open to any student residing in New York City who will be entering Kindergarten OR 5th grade in the fall of 2020. However, admissions preference is given to students who reside in Community School District 6.

In addition, TEP has reserved a portion of its available seats for students who receive Special Education Services and also for English Language Learners (ELLs). This information is determined by the student’s current records OR by parent / guardian affirmation on the student’s application. If there is conflicting information as to a student’s Special Education or ELL status, TEP makes a final determination using its best judgment.

Non-Discrimination Statement: A charter school shall not discriminate against or limit the admission of any student on any unlawful basis, including on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, gender, disability, intellectual ability, measures of achievement or aptitude, athletic ability, race, creed, religion or ancestry. A school may not require any action by a student or family (such as an admissions test, interview, essay, attendance at an information session, etc.) in order for an applicant to either receive or submit an application for admission to that school.

If you have any questions, need help completing any parts of this application, or would like to confirm that TEP received your application, please contact us at 212-328-1775 or StudentApplications@tepcharter.org.