Proposed Gulen charter schools


last updated April 17, 2017

By CASILIPS - Citizens Against Special Interest Lobbying in Public Schools
CASILIPS maintained and updated this list at gulencharterschools.weebly.com from 2010-2017.   It has now been moved to this new location.
Companion sites:  A Guide to the Gulen Movement's Activities in the US;   CASILIPS (on Google sites);   CASILIPS (on Weebly)  
  See also Twitter, Slideshare


This page lists proposed Gulen charter schools that have not yet been opened, as well as proposed future expansions of existing schools.
Note that the list of currently operating Gulen charter schools is given on our companion site.
A list of failed/inactive/abandoned proposed Gulen charter schools can be found here.

"If 600 schools are bought this way in the United States – and that’s what the members of the Gulen movement are striving to do, - and if 200 students graduate from each one of these schools, then 120 thousand sympathizers of Turkey join the mainstream out there every year."
- from a column in Turkish newspaper Sabah, May 29, 2010.  See Arizona Daily Star journalist Tim Steller's blog for details.



New schools  (Current number = 12)

(The) Bronx Arts and Science Charter School
State: New York   City: New York City
Year of planned opening: 2018-19
Petitioners: Fitore Balidemaj, Nihat Guvercin
Charter corporation: iLearn Schools (of New Jersey, branching into New York State)

Hampden Charter School of Science West

State: Massachusetts    City: Westfield
Year of planned opening: 2018-19
Replication of: Hampden Charter School of Science, Chicopee
Petitioners: Tarkan Topcuoglu, Zully Dinc, Ahmet Gunay, Pinar Karaaslan, Nigar J Khan, Volkan Yesilyurt

Harmony school in El Paso (not yet named)
State: Texas    City: El Paso
Year of planned opening: 2017-18
Expansion of: Harmony Science Academy El Paso; Harmony School of Innovation El Paso; Harmony School of Excellence El Paso
Charter holder: Harmony Public Schools

Harmony School of Enrichment Houston
State: Texas
Year of planned opening: 2017-18
Charter holder: Harmony Public Schools

Harmony School of Excellence Sugar Land
State: Texas
Year of planned opening: 2017-18
Charter holder: Harmony Public Schools

Harmony School of Excellence Laredo
State: Texas
Year of planned opening: 2017-18
Charter holder: Harmony Public Schools

Harmony School of Innovation Waco
State: Texas    City: Waco
Year of planned opening: 2017-18
Charter holder: Harmony Public Schools

Harmony School of Innovation Brownsville
State: Texas  
Year of planned opening: 2017-18
Charter holder: Harmony Public Schools

Harmony Science Academy Cedar Park
State: Texas
Year of planned opening: 2017-18
Charter holder: Harmony Public Schools

Harmony Science Academy Plano
State: Texas
Year of planned opening: 2017-18
Charter holder: Harmony Public Schools

Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship
State: New York
Year of planned opening: 2017-18
Expansion of: Syracuse Academy of Science
Authorizer: New York State Board of Regents
Planned enrollment: 171 students, expanding to 975 students, K-12

Union Arts and Science Charter School
State: New jersey     City: Elizabeth/Linden
Year of planned opening: 2017-18
Management organization: iLearn Schools
Note: Linden officials have gathered substantial evidence that this application was fraudulent.  See March 19, 2017 news article (link)


Expansions of existing schools

Central Jersey College Prep
State: New Jersey    City: Somerset
Expanding from 480 to 1320 students; from K-2 6-12 to K-12

Hudson Arts and Science Charter School
State: New Jersey    City: Kearny
Expanding from 360 to 1021 students; from K-5 to K-8

Passaic Arts and Science Charter School
State: New Jersey City: Passaic; Clifton
Expanding from 860 to 1021 students; from K-10 to K-12