School Choice in
New York provides K–12 students and their families some types of school choice, including charter schools, magnet schools, home schooling and inter-district public school choice via open enrollment. New York does not have a private school choice program.Fast Facts Policy Toolkit Regulations State Groups
Private School Choice
New York does not have a private school choice program.
Public School Choice
New York has an inter-district open enrollment policy, which allows some students to attend traditional public schools outside their district. New York also has many magnet schools.
New York has a number of charter schools, which are publicly funded schools that are free from many of the regulations that restrict traditional public schools.
Parents have to meet certain laws in New York when homeschooling their children.