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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

Lesley Clark
Teacher

Teacher – Lesley was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and comes from a family of educators. She attended Miami University of Ohio and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education K-12. Lesley recently moved from Chicago, IL where she taught 6th and 7th grade for three years. Lesley is eager to ensure that all children receive the necessary support to be successful in the classroom and build confidence within her students both academically and socially.

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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