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

Sasha Redlener


Sasha was born in Queens, NY. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Archaeology from George Washington University, with a minor in Creative Writing. After graduating college, Sasha moved to Washington State and taught after-school science classes. She realized that her true passion was education, so she decided to move back to New York 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, …