Our Mission

Mott Haven Academy Charter School (Haven Academy) is a high performing charter school that 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

Helena Jacobs

Academic and Behavioral Specialist

Helena is an Academic/Behavior Specialist at Haven Academy. She attended the University of Rochester, receiving a B.A in Linguistics and Psychology. In 2014 she received her M.A in Applied Behavioral Analysis from Columbia University. Helena received a dual certificate in Childhood Education & Students With Disabilities (Birth – Grade 6)....

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, …