Welcome to Wildcat

To touch individual lives by re-engaging students who have become disenfranchised with, and have dropped out of, traditional high schools, and enables them to obtain a high school diploma, pursue higher education and become productive members of society.

Mission Statement 
To provide students aged 16 – 21 with the personalized educational experiences they need to build successful futures by overcoming the economic, social and personal challenges that caused them to fail in other high schools.
Wildcatter: “One who drills wells in the hope of finding oil in territory not known to be an oil field.” In other words, it is one who discovers rich resources others have missed

Wildcat News and Announcements

Rocco DiSpirito Joins John V. Lindsay Wildcat Academy Charter School Board of Trustees

Rocco DiSpirito is a James Beard award winning chef, health advocate and author of eleven highly-acclaimed cookbooks, including five New York Times best sellers. Mr. DiSpirito is on a mission to prove that healthy and delicious are not mutually exclusive. As such, DiSpirito developed a fresh food meal delivery service and weight loss coaching program called “The Pound A Day Diet.”  With a genuine passion for helping others, DiSpirito makes charity work a priority as he advocates for those who struggle with food security and obesity. He serves on the Entertainment Council for Feeding America and as an Ambassador for Dr. Oz’s HealthCorps. He also serves as an advisory board member to Hampton Creek, an innovative food tech startup dedicated to reducing the depletion of natural resources with its eggless Just Mayo and other products.

JVL Wildcat Culinary and Hydroponics program is highlighted in PBS's "In Defense of Food" A Food Desert Blooms

Watch the segment here In Defense of Food

Featured in U.S. News & World Report, John V. Lindsay Wildcat Academy Charter School receives Bronze Award for America's Best High Schools 2015. Thank you to our students, parents/guardians, teachers and staff!

U.S. News & World Report Overview

Lawrence Ng Joins John V. Lindsay Wildcat Academy Charter School Board of Trustees

New York and Los Angeles.  October 28. The John V. Lindsay Wildcat Academy Charter School, an alternative high school in New York City, announced that Lawrence Ng has joined its board of trustees. The academy re-engages and enables students who have dropped out of traditional high schools to obtain a high school diploma.

The Wildcat Academy’s board is being expanded to eight members, overseeing the academy’s 475 students that are attending one of the two Wildcat campuses. The Bronx campus, located in the Hunt’s Point section of the Bronx, provides classes and services to students who are freshmen and sophomores. The Manhattan campus, located in the Wall Street area, serves juniors and seniors with 21+ credits.

As a member of the board of trustees, Lawrence will serve to further the school’s mission of providing students aged 16 to 21 with the personalized educational experiences they need to build successful futures by overcoming the economic, social and personal challenges that caused them to fail in other high schools.

Through the Lawrence C Ng Family Foundation, Lawrence supports non-profits whose mission it is to create brighter futures for underprivileged youths through education, mentorship and career guidance. As a graduate of New York City’s public school system, Lawrence is passionate about advancing education for disadvantaged youth. He is also involved with Synergy Academies, a Los Angeles-based charter school that has opened an elementary, middle, and high school to support the lower-income students in South Central LA.

Lawrence is the principal of asset management firm LNG Management and CEO of SimplyBridal, a retailer that simplifies the entire bridal process. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California.

We are accepting lottery applications at both the Bronx and Manhattan locations.

For information on an application click Student Enrollment Application




Anthony Brown of the John V. Lindsay Wildcat Academy Charter School was inducted this year as a Fellow into The Academy for Teachers and selected to participate in a chemistry Master Class with Nobel laureate Roald Hoffmann. The class was hosted by The New York Hall of Science.



1. It’s good for your child. Research shows that children whose parents are involved in their school make better grades and have fewer disciplinary problems at school. When parents get plugged in at school, their children do better.

2. It’s important to the school. PTO provides support to teachers and administrators, and creates a caring and supportive atmosphere in the school. With all of the budget cuts, schools are becoming more and more dependent on parent groups.


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Board of Trustees Meeting Schedule

Time: 3:00 PM
Location: JVL Wildcat Charter School, Conference Room, 17 Battery Pl., 1st Floor, NY, NY