Gakko New York A space for tomorrow's coders and musicians.
10 weeks— Build an App or Record an Album

Gakko New York gives high schoolers the opportunity to study technology or music with industry-experts committed to creating personalized learning experiences. Every student leaves the program with a completed, portfolio-worthy app or an album.

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2018 New York Afterschool Programs —
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"Gakko conveys the true meaning of learning, which is not to just to learn through memorization but to learn through problem-solving, curiosity, critical thinking, and creativity."

Obaidullah Barakzai Gakko Camps 2016

Do I have to live in New York City to participate? Icon plus

Gakko New York afterschool programs all take place in Manhattan at 243 Canal Street. As long as you can get here for class sessions over the course of the 10 week program, you can live anywhere! Unfortunately, we cannot offer any travel or housing support for participants, so if you are applying from outside of the New York area you will need to find travel and housing independently.

Can I enroll for both technology and music classes at Gakko New York? Icon plus

You can! We will want to chat with you to make sure that you can fit in such a considerable time commitment. But we’d love to have you. Please select both programs in the application form and we'll reach out to talk with you more about your interests and time commitment.

After I take your class, how can I stay involved? Icon plus

Gakko New York is so much more than a school with two courses. Besides the advanced classes we offer, we host a multitude of events, conferences, summer camps, and parties, as well as volunteer, intern, and teaching assistant opportunities.

I have my own project idea for Gakko New York—can I share it with you? Icon plus

Yes, please! Gakko sees itself as an incubator for new approaches to education, art, and technology. If you have an idea, pitch it!

Will my successful participation in Gakko New York programs help me get into college? Is Gakko New York accredited? Icon plus

We are not accredited but we are working hard to develop and further relationships with colleges and universities so that they understand and recognize the benefits of Gakko New York participation.

How will I be evaluated? Are there grades? Icon plus

Grades are for grade school! While we don’t assign grades to our students, we take evaluation very seriously, and provide careful, in-depth feedback to all of our students.

Am I the right “fit” for Gakko? Icon plus

We encourage anybody interested in becoming a student at Gakko New York to apply. We are firmly committed to providing education that is accessible and inclusive and we absolutely do not and will never discriminate on the grounds of race, creed, ability, gender, sexual orientation, or any other facet of your identity. We are available to field any questions you might have regarding the application process.

Are the “suggested lengths” on the application short answer questions a hard limit? Icon plus

Not at all! The suggested lengths shown are just that—suggestions. If you feel that you need more or less space to share who you are and your response to our prompts, please feel free to do so.

Tuitions & Fees
What does it cost to attend Gakko New York? Icon plus

Regular tuition is $1,980 and includes access to all Gakko New York events that take place during the quarter in which tuition has been paid.

Do you offer financial aid? Icon plus

Gakko New York is firmly committed to financial accessibility. A limited number of scholarships are available for every class. Basic financial aid reduces the cost of tuition from $1,980 to $240. Further aid may be available on a case-by-case basis.

Can I sponsor a student? Icon plus

Yes, you can! Families or individuals interested in sponsoring scholarships may opt to pay an increased tuition of $2,950. Besides the opportunity to give someone the gift of studying at Gakko New York, patrons will be recognized for their gracious support.

How does billing work? Icon plus

All financial transactions are done in U.S. Dollars. Tuition is $1,980 for the 10-week program and includes 5 hours of class time per week and access to official Gakko New York events during the quarter in which tuition has been paid. Program tuition excludes all state and federal taxes and equipment required for program participation. Tuition and fees are due no later than 14 days prior the first day of class.

Are payments refundable? Icon plus

Balance payments are refundable until 2 weeks (14 days) prior to the start of the confirmed program start date. No refund will be issued for cancellations or withdrawals within 14 days of the start of the confirmed course start date. If students leave the program for any reason, the tuition is not prorated and no refund will be issued. Cancellations can be made by contacting our team at or (347) 560-1079.