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

Patience Brown

Assistant Principal

Patience Brown is an assistant principal at Haven Academy. Patience has a Masters Degree in Special Education and a Professional Degree and Certification as a School Building Leader from Manhattan College. Previous to her leadership work at Haven, she was a 1st and 4th grade teacher, grade level leader, and interning resident principal at a NYC...

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, …