Who We Are

Our Scholars

Equality is privileged to support a diverse population of scholars:

  • Reduced price lunch

    Percent of students attending Equality Charter School who receive free or reduced price lunch.

  • Student population

    Equality Charter School
    Demographics: Race/Ethnicity and Gender


  •  Math and EnglishAt entry, many NEW scholars test below grade level standards established by the state

  • district bar graph

    Percent of Scholars with Disabilities

  • Our History

    Equality Charter School was opened in 2009 by Founder Caitlin Franco. Equality has provided essential academic, social, and emotional supports to middle school scholars in the Bronx; and in September 2014, we expanded our impact by opening a high school. We are currently working on plans for the next phase of Equality:  an expansion to elementary school. The future includes endless possibilities of what Equality can provide to the Co-Op City and Castle Hill communities in the Bronx.

  • Our Outcomes

    • Academic outcomes focusing on individual growth and movement towards proficiency on standardized tests
    • Social-emotional outcomes that lead to increased confidence and positive self-image
    • Professional outcomes where scholars understand the link between the academic environment and world of work
  • Our Approach

    Equality serves any scholar, including those who are under-performing or are from families in need of more resources.

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  • Our Program

    • Responsive and Positive
    • Interventions and Supports
    • Holistic Programming
    • Individualized Program for scholars

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Our Publications

Equality is proud to see our current and past staff members highlighted in publications. We are pleased to share them below:

Jocelyn Kelly, October 2017, “In Search of the Essential Question: Lessons Learned from a UbD Pilot Project at Equality Charter School” in LinkedIn

Gabriel Park, July 2017, “3 high-impact ways technology helps attract and retain quality teachers” in PeopleAdmin

Gabriel Park and Kendra Barbour, July 2017, “How Equality Charter School’s HR team helps teachers and administrators focus on students” Podcast in PeopleAdmin

Amanda Huza, May 2017, “Successful implementation of video coaching” in Tech Decisions

Errol Olton, January 2017, “Career Education Programs for Adults” in Co-op City Times

Errol Olton, December 2016, “3 reasons to be bold and courageous with your passion!

Errol Olton, November 2016, “Our Programs are all the rave in The Bronx” in Co-op City Bronx News

Errol Olton, Fall 2016, “I’m Honored to be on the BronxNet Channel for Adult Education Programs” at BronxNet

Errol Olton, Summer 2016, “3 Amazing Golf Tips to Improve Your Leadership” in Pulse

Errol Olton, Summer 2016, “Your Heart = Career GPS” in Pulse

Gabriel Park, Spring 2016, “Attracting Diverse Candidates is More Important – And Easier – Than You May Think” at People Admin

Cara Fitzgerald, Spring 2016, ” ‘Genrefication’ in the Library” in Follett School Solutions

Gabriel Park, March 2016, “PeopleAdmin Announces Launch of Onboard Solution…” at People Admin

Jen Gowers, October 2015, “The Best Lesson for New Readers Might be the One They Teach Themselves” in Good

Caitlin Franco, Fall 2014, “Proud to See ECS Succeed and Children Thrive” in NYREJ

Caitlin Franco, September 2013, “What’s the Big Idea?” in Harvard Ed Magazine

Matthew Pidel, February 2012, “Guitar Guide: For the Songwriter and Improviser” on Amazon