Our Mission

Mott Haven Academy Charter School (Haven Academy) opened its doors in the fall of 2008 in the South Bronx with a rigorous academic program and a highly structured and supportive school culture.

While Haven Academy is comprised of students from many backgrounds, it is uniquely designed to meet the needs of at-risk students who are currently in foster care and receiving preventative services through the child welfare system.

We offer students an educational program that helps kids achieve academic success…

Featured Staff

Emily Kasel


Emily has wanted to be a teacher for as long as she can remember. She received her B.A. in Communications from Loyola Maryland. After spending three years in advertising sales, she was searching for work that was more fulfilling. Emily received an M.S. in General and Special Education from Bank Street College of Education.

In 2013, she...

NY Foundling

To meet the needs of our community, the school design includes a close partnership with one of the city’s largest social service agencies, The New York Foundling. By co-locating the school and family support services, …