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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

Amber Smith

Instructional Coach

As soon as Amber was old enough to play school and recruit her younger brother to act in the role of her student, teaching has been her vocation. Even though she did not initially pursue a degree in education, she soon realized through volunteering in schools as a reading tutor and youth mentor during college that she wanted to leverage her...

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, …