SWCSH Lottery Results Are In!

Thank you for your interest in Sisulu-Walker Charter School of Harlem!

By law, Sisulu-Walker Charter School of Harlem must accept students by a random lottery, with preference given to applicants of siblings and from District 3.  On April 1, 2014, our public lottery was held for available Kindergarten through Fifth Grade seats.

According to lottery results, students were either accepted or placed on the waiting list to attend Sisulu-Walker Charter School of Harlem for the school year 2014-2015.  The waiting list will remain valid throughout Grades K-5, and if at any time a seat opens up you will be notified immediately.

Applicants who submitted their application after the April 1 deadline will automatically be added to our waitlist.  If you wish to have your child removed from the waitlist, please contact us as soon as possible.

Sisulu-Walker Charter School of Harlem’s mission is to prepare K – 5 students living in and around Central Harlem for matriculation to outstanding public, private and parochial middle and high schools by nurturing their intellectual, emotional, artistic and social development.  Thank you again for your interest in Sisulu-Walker Charter School of Harlem.  Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about the lottery procedure and/or results.


Frequently Asked Questions

What if I didn't get accepted? You will remain on a waitlist while spots are offered to the people admitted.  If the family of a selected student does not contact the school within the allotted time frame, their name is removed from the the waitlist and the next eligible candidate is offered the position.  Keep in mind that families frequently apply to more than one school and may not take the spot that is offered to them.  If you are on the waitlist, it does not mean that you will not be offered a spot at some point in the future.


If I'm on the waitlist, and I really want to get in, how often should I call to check on my status? Please call as often as you'd like, but weekly would seem sufficient.  Just call (212) 663-8216 option 1 and Ms. Flowers will be happy to assist you!