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Accepting Applications for K-2

We are currently accepting applications for Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade. Bold will add one grade each year, and ultimately serve Kindergarten through 12th grade.

Public Lottery 2020

The public lottery for the 20-21 school year was held on April 6th. Families of accepted students have been notified by phone call and email. Students placed on the waitlist for the 20-21 school year will be notified by phone if a seat opens up. Congratulations to our accepted families! We look forward to meeting you this summer.

Student Application Information

Bold is a public, free, non-selective charter school in the Bronx. There is no cost to apply to or attend Bold. Please note that submission of an application does not obligate your child to attend Bold, nor does it guarantee admission.

Apply Online

The easiest way to apply is through our website. Our online application is now open!

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Apply by Mail

Download an application and send the completed application by email to or by mail to: 1090 Close Ave. Bronx, NY 10472.

Frequently Asked Questions

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. There is no selection criteria. Should we receive more applications than available seats, we will hold a random lottery in April. We will provide a preference in the lottery for siblings of students already enrolled at 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, breakfast, lunch, and snack,  and all supplies students need to succeed at Bold – all at no cost to our families.

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.

Yes. We provide free yellow bus service daily through the New York City Office of Pupil Transportation in accordance with the guidelines established by the Department of Education available here.