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

Tamara Lewis


Tamara was born and raised in Bronx, NY. She earned her Bachelors in Sociology and minored in Childhood Education from CUNY Lehman College. It has always been her passion to teach. She has also earned a Masters in Literacy at Teachers College Columbia University. Tamara has previously taught at a charter school in Brooklyn, NY but decided to...

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, …