Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


General Information

How can I purchase my child’s uniform?

Ideal Uniform is the official GCCS uniform carrier for the 2018-2019 school year. You can purchase your child uniforms online, by phone or by visiting the Ideal Uniform retail store.

Phone: (718) 252-5090

Retail Locations:


256 W 116th St NY NY 10026            (718) 252-5090

Open July 1st - October 31st, 2018

Store Hours:
Sun 11:00AM - 6:00PM
Mon - Sat 10:00AM - 7:00PM

1816 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11210
(718) 252-5090

175 Rockaway Avenue
Valley Stream, NY 11580
(516) 354-8255

What are the uniform colors?

GCCS students should wear Gray pants, skirts or jumpers. Shoes should be comfortable, preferably sneakers. There are no color restrictions on footwear.

Shirt colors by grade:

  • Pre-K: Red T-shirt

  • Kindergarten: Royal Blue

  • 1st Grade: Kelly Green

  • 2nd Grade: Teal

  • 3rd Grade: Purple

  • 4th Grade: Navy Blue

  • 5th Grade: Black or White

What grades do you offer?

Global Community Charter School serves Kindergarten through 5th grade.

What is the school schedule?

Global Community Charter School’s academic day is in session from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 am until 12pm on Fridays.

Do you offer an After School program?

Yes! Global Community Charter School offers an After School program from 4:00 pm to 5:45 pm Monday through Thursday.

Does my child qualify for After School?

GCCS offers a limited space After School program based in the visual arts, performing arts, academic help and sports. After School is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. You must submit an application in order to be eligible. Applications are generally available online before the start of the school year.

What are your school hours?

GCCS is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 am to 5:45 pm.

Does the school offer busing?

Yes. Busing is provided by the Office of Pupil Transportation. To determine if your child is eligible, please visit the NYC Department of Education website here:

Bus service for the 2018-19 school year begins on Thursday, September 6th, 2018.


Is there an application fee?

No! You can fill out our free online application and apply today!

What age do you have to be to start Kindergarten?

2019-2020 Academic Year: If your child was born in 2014, you can apply to Kindergarten at GCCS.

Can I fill out one application for all of my children?

No, each child needs a separate application.

How do you determine admission?

Students are selected by a random lottery drawing. Preference is given to students who reside in School District 5, whose siblings already attend GCCS, and children of full-time GCCS staff. Students who are not selected in the lottery drawing should not be discouraged; their names will be placed on a waiting list and may be selected as seats become available.

Does it cost anything to attend GCCS?

GCCS is a tuition-free public school. There is no application fee to apply and no tuition is required to attend.

Student Support Services

Do you have Special Education Services?

Yes.  All special education needs are reviewed in a case by case basis. GCCS implements an ICT (Integrated co-teaching) model in which one or both of each of your student’s teachers will have SWD (Students with Disabilities) certification and provide SWD services within the classroom. Additionally, Speech and Occupational Therapy services are available.

If my child is an English Language Learner are they allowed to apply?

Of course! GCCS provides support services for ELL (English Language Learner) and ESL (English as a Second Language) students. Additionally, many of our teachers are bilingual, and spanish language is part of our curriculum. 

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