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

Courtney Baxter

Director of Early Childhood

Courtney began her career in education as a New York Teaching Fellow over a decade ago. She spent two years at P.S 132 in the Bronx before becoming a founding inclusion teacher at Haven Academy, where she taught first, second, and third grades and acted as a Reading Specialist. Courtney is excited to return to Haven Academy after spending...

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, …