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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

Denise Saavedra
Teacher

Denise Saavedra was born and raised in the South Bronx. She was the first in her family to attend college at City College of New York, where she received her degree in Childhood Education with a concentration in Literature. Denise knew she wanted to be a teacher very early after visiting her youngest brother at his school for children with cerebral palsy. In 2019, Denise enrolled at Hunter College to pursue her Master’s in Special Education (Grades 1-6). Denise strives to create a classroom that is inviting to all students. In her free time, Denise enjoys doing yoga and trying out new recipes.

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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