now accepting applications for
kindergarten & 1st grade for fall 2019!


BOLD is a public, free, non-selective charter school in the Bronx

We will open in August 2019 with 120 scholars in Kindergarten and 1st grade and will grow one grade each year. Interested families with children entering Kindergarten or 1st grade in August 2019 are encouraged to submit an application today! Please note that submission of an application does not obligate your child to attend BOLD, nor does it guarantee admission.


Admissions Update

BOLD Charter School’s lottery took place on April 2nd, 2019. Interested families are still encouraged to apply, and applications will be added to our waitlist in the order in which they are received. While we are not able to provide specific information on your child’s waitlist position, we will continue pulling waitlist applications as seats open up throughout the summer, and will notify newly accepted families immediately.

BOLD is a public charter school, and as such, does not discriminate against or limit the admission of any scholar on any unlawful basis, including on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, intellectual ability, race, creed, national origin, religion, ancestry, or any other protected status. As a charter school, we do not require any action by a student or family (such as an admissions test, interview, attendance at an information session, etc.) in order for an applicant to receive or submit an application for admission.



If you can't find the answers you're looking for please feel free to contact us here.

Q: Who can attend BOLD?

BOLD is a public school committed to providing a world-class education to all children living in New York City, including children with specific learning or language needs. Should we receive more applications than available seats, we will hold a random lottery. Beginning with the 2020-21 school year, we will offer a preference in the lottery for siblings of scholars that are already enrolled at BOLD.

Q: What is the school calendar and daily schedule?

BOLD's 2019-2020 calendar is available here. BOLD's daily schedule is available here.

Q: How do I submit an application for my child?

We are now accepting applications for children entering kindergarten or 1st grade in fall 2019! Click the Apply button above to submit an application. Please note that submission of an application does not obligate your child to attend BOLD, nor does it guarantee admission. Email questions to

Q: Where is BOLD located?

BOLD will be located at 1090 Close Ave in the Soundview section of the Bronx.

Q: Is there a cost for my child to attend BOLD?

No! As a public charter school, admission to BOLD is tuition-free. Additionally, we are committed to increasing access to excellent schools for all families, regardless of their means, and therefore provide yellow bus service daily, a complete uniform set, and the necessary supplies scholars need to succeed at BOLD - all at no cost to our families.

Q: Is there a uniform policy?

Yes! We believe that our uniform policy honors our One Team core value and also minimizes distractions to the exceptional teaching and learning we do each day at BOLD. All scholars that successfully enroll will be provided with one complete uniform set free of charge.

Q: Will you provide transportation?

Yes! We will provide free yellow bus service to and from school every day of the school year in accordance with the guidelines established by the New York City Office of Pupil Transportation (available here).