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

Jessi Smith


Jessi is thrilled to join the Haven Academy team as a teacher. Jessi received her Bachelor’s Degree from SUNY New Paltz in Childhood Education (1-6). During her time in undergraduate school, she also minored in creative writing and studied abroad in Melbourne, Australia. After graduating from New Paltz, Jessi received her Master’s Degree in...

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, …