Educational Institutions

Our World Neighborhood Charter School

  • Astoria, NY
  • www.owncs.org

Mission Statement

It is the mission of Our World Neighborhood Charter School to educate our students to become independent-thinkers and lifelong learners. We are committed to an educational philosophy based on inquiry, active and experiential learning, and social justice. Through a literacy-based, integrated and standards-driven curriculum that encourages community and honors diversity, OWN students receive the broad education they will need to meet the academic and social challenges of the best New York City High Schools, and indeed, to thrive in today's world. OWN Charter School is located in the most ethnically diverse neighborhood in the United States. We celebrate this by integrating the cultural richness of our community with the lessons of the classroom and the governance of the school. All members of the OWN community, students, teachers, and administration, are expected to reflect on the nature and quality of their work and interactions, and to strive to reach their full potential as learners and as citizens.

ruling year

2001

Principal Officer

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Mr. Brian Ferguson

Keywords

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Charter, School, Astoria, LIC

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Also Known As

OWNCS

EIN

11-3602805

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

The founders and Board of Trustees have set these goals for the school: -Rigorous academic curriculum -Spanish beginning in Kindergarten -Integrated study of the world culture and the history of ideas -Arts and music integrated into the curriculum -Individualized learning plans ? Apple Computers in all classrooms

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OUR WORLD NEIGHBORHOOD CHARTER SCHOOL
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Our World Neighborhood Charter School

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Brian Ferguson

Governance

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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