Contact Information

188 Rochester Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11213
Tel. (718) 771-2090
Fax (718) 771-2128

Empower @ a Glance

Year founded: 2009
Grades: K-7*

Principal: Brian Ferreira


*Empower will add one grade per year until it reaches full growth with grades K-8.
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Enroll Your Student 
We are now accepting Kindergarten lottery applications for the 2015-16 school year!
You can also download an application here (also available in Spanish).


Empower Charter School is an open enrollment, public school—there is no test for admissions. Our acceptance for enrollment is based upon the number of available seats in each grade. To be considered for admission, you must submit an application. Our school welcomes all students, including those with special needs and English language learners.
Waitlist Applications (for Grades 1 through 6):
Main Office Contact Information:
        Address: 188 Rochester Avenue (4th Floor), Brooklyn, NY 11213
        Phone: (718) 771-2090
        Fax: (718) 771-2128
Waitlist Information
Applicants who are not selected in the lottery and applicants who submit their application after the April 1 deadline will automatically be added to Empower Charter School’s waitlist. If Kindergarten seats open up throughout the year, we will call families starting at the top of the waitlist using the phone numbers provided on the application. You must call us back within 24 hours of the phone call or the space will be forfeited to the next applicant on the waitlist.
For all grades other than Kindergarten, we’re always accepting waitlist applications.
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, national origin, 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.