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Our Mission

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The Mott Haven Academy Charter School empowers children in an educational environment which addresses and reduces the barriers to academic success through the integration of family support services with a rigorous, college-preparatory academic program.

Partnership with NY Foundling

In order 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.

Featured Staff

Anthony Cerasi
Teacher

Middle School Social Worker – Anthony Cerasi received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Southern New Hampshire University. After graduating from SNHU in 2015, he served in City Year, New Hampshire where he taught in a third grade classroom. Through his year of teaching, Anthony realized he always wanted to work with children. Anthony worked as a Socio-Therapist for 2 years while applying to graduate schools for social work. He graduated from CUNY Lehman in May of 2020. Anthony spent his two years interning at Mott Haven Academy, and is now the Middle School Social Worker.

FOUNDED 2008

Haven Academy opened in the Fall of 2008 and has grown to serve students in grades PreK-6.

STUDENT APPLICATION

All children eligible to attend NYC Public Schools are eligible to attend Mott Haven Academy Charter School.

BENEFITS

Enabling teachers to be more creative and innovative in their teaching methods, length of school day and year, and subject matter.

NY FOUNDLING

The Foundling’s Bronx Community Services has supported the Mott Haven community for over 40 years.

CHARTER SCHOOLS

Charter schools are one of the fastest growing innovations in education and are supported on the city, state and federal government level.

MISSION & VALUES

Our graduates will be resilient, resourceful, independent scholars who have the skills necessary to reach their full potential and to build a better future.

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