About Great Oaks Legacy

Great Oaks became a part of the Newark, NJ community in 2011. This past school year, Great Oaks Charter School – Newark merged with Newark Legacy Charter School to become Great Oaks Legacy Charter School (GOLCS).  GOLCS now educates 1355 students across four campuses, from pre-K through 12th grade.

GOLCS is deeply invested in the Newark community.  Our 110 tutor corps members live throughout Newark, including in Teachers Village, a mixed-use community that serves as the home to hundreds of educators and GOLCS’ middle school in the heart of downtown Newark.

We are extremely proud of our students, teachers, and tutors, whose hard work and dedication to educational excellence are illustrated by high academic performance.  Since the school opened, GOLCS students have consistently demonstrated some of the greatest year-over-year academic growth in the state of New Jersey.  To learn more about our student’s achievements, please visit our results page.



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