Welcome to Link Community Charter School!
We are a free public charter school, serving students in grades 5 through 8 from Newark, Irvington, East Orange, and Orange. By visiting our site, you’ve taken the first step toward preparing your child for success in education...and life.
Link Community Charter School has been educating the whole child for over 50 years. Our emphasis on academics as well as the arts, personal development, music and physical fitness has produced unrivaled student success.
Applying is easy!
1. APPLY ONLINE NOW! or pick up application in the school’s Main Office.
2. After the school’s lottery in the spring, students are offered spots or placed on a waiting list.
3. Once accepted, families complete online registration.
Note: Link Community Charter School conducts its own lottery; it does not participate in Newark Enrolls
Prospective families are also welcome to visit Link Community Charter School during the hours of school operation. Call 973-642-0529 to make an appointment for a tour and meeting with the Director of Admissions.
Link Community Charter School Benefits
The Right Size: 320 students
Small Classes: 20 students per classroom. 9:1 students to teachers
Technology: 2 Chromebooks provided to each student
The Arts: Weekly music, art, and performing arts classes
Health/Physical Education: 150 minutes weekly
High school Program: Individual guidance is provided to search for the “best fit” high school.
Teachers: Highly dedicated and professional team that meet the needs of every student.
Exposures beyond the classroom: Extensive partnerships to provide eye-opening experiences including elective class, outdoor adventure, field trips, mentoring, and more.
Community: Safe, nurturing, and vibrant sense of community of students, parents and educators.
Outstanding Student Outcomes
Alumni: Over 3000
Success: $6.5 million in scholarships and aid for high school (earned in 2019)
• Placement in competitive high schools
• Millions in academic scholarships and aid earned for high school
• Strong performance on state standardized tests
• High school and college graduation rates surpassing the local districts and the nation
FREE Summer Academy for New 5th Grade Students
During the month of July, all incoming 5th grade students attend the Link Summer Academy, a free, all-day program that includes math and ELA instruction, science, the arts, yoga, and outdoor adventure education. The program acclimates your child for a smooth transition in the fall.
Aftercare is available to families, for a fee, during the school year. Currently paused during COVID-19.