Great Oaks Foundation

The Great Oaks (GO) Foundation is a non-profit organization with the mission of launching and supporting a network of charter schools that prepare students for college success through high-dosage tutoring. By design, GO’s schools contribute to the vitality of the urban neighborhoods where they are located by attracting and creating social, human and investment capital.

What sets Great Oaks schools apart from other college preparatory charters is a high-dosage tutoring model; the Great Oaks Tutor Corps is a selective cadre of recent college graduates who deliver at least two hours of individualized instruction to every student every day. This academic model was inspired by the Match School of Boston, which has a proven track record of success in preparing students for college success using the Tutor Corps model.

The Great Oaks Foundation has successfully replicated this program in Newark, NJ, Bridgeport, CT and New York, NY and is in the process of bringing the model to Wilmington, DE. A select group of the tutors at Great Oaks are enrolled in a Teacher Residency program that is being conducted in partnership with NYU’s Steinhardt School of Education.