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Our Mission


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

Gleendy Marte
Gleendy Marte
Assistant Principal (3-5)

Gleendy was born and raised in NYC. She always knew she wanted to be a teacher. In 2008 Gleendy earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Elementary Education from Barnard College. It was this same year she became a founding member at Haven. In 2011 Gleendy earned a Master of Education with a focus in Special Education from Bank Street College. Over the years she’s had to opportunity to work with multiple age groups. After 9 years in the classroom as a teacher, Gleendy is now the Director of Math, where she works closely with both teachers and scholars. In her free time, Gleendy enjoys running, exploring art at museums, and watching films.


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


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


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


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


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


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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