Frequently Asked Questions.

What is a charter school?

Charter Schools are public schools that operate independently and are overseen by a governing board of directors whom report to an authoring agency. Charter schools were established to provide students and families more opportunities for academic success. Charter schools are non-profit and non-sectarian organizations that are authorized by the Board of Regents and the State of New York. Like all public schools, Charter schools are free.

Charter schools are publicly funded and open to all students in New York State through a non-discriminatory admissions lottery. Charters have freedom to establish their own policies, design their own educational program, and manage their human and financial resources. Charter schools are accountable, through the terms of a five-year Charter Agreement, for high student achievement

Is WHIN free to attend?

Yes! As a public Charter School, WHIN Music Community Charter School is free to attend.

Where is WHIN located?

WHIN is located on the 4th floor of the M164 school building at:

401 West 164th Street (164th and Edgecombe)
New York, NY 10032

Does WHIN provide transportation?

Answer: WHIN Music Community Charter School requests NYC DOE transportation services as part of its transportation policy. According to Chancellor’s Regulation A-801, transportation eligibility for children who are not mandated for specialized transportation because of their IEP (Individualized Education Program), is determined on the basis of the student’s grade level and the distance between the student’s residence and school. Click here for more information.

Do students wear a uniform?

Yes, WHIN believes that a student’s attire should represent his/her self-respect, respect for WHIN, and respect for his/her community. WHIN also believes students are able to perform at their best and be joyful when they are wearing comfortable clothing.

You can read our full uniform policy here and purchase our uniform at this link.

When does the school day start/end?

WHIN opens at 7:50am for drop off/breakfast. The school day starts promptly at 8:10am.
Mondays-Thursdays the school day concludes at 4:00pm. On Fridays, the school day concludes at 2:00pm.

I want to enroll my child. How can I apply?

WHIN is currently enrolling students for this academic year. To apply, please click this link to fill out an application online.

Does WHIN provide lunch to all students?

WHIN provides breakfast, lunch, and snack free of charge for all its students through the SchoolFood DOE program. For more information about SchoolFood menus you can click here.

What does WHIN stand for?

Washington Heights and Inwood

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