Haven Academy believes that all students, regardless of economic status or family structure, are entitled to learn in a system that gives them the best chance for success. We believe every child can learn and achieve regardless of life circumstances.
We strive to create empathetic educational spaces that serve as playgrounds for exploration and self-discovery, so that we can more fully engage in critical reflection of the larger world and fashion one that is more inclusive, responsive, and equitable for all.
However, in recognition of the fact that life circumstances can create barriers to academic success, Haven Academy will reduce barriers to achievement by combining family support services with a rigorous academic program. This will result in every student succeeding in school and beyond with our graduates prepared for college preparatory high schools and each will possess the skills necessary to be resourceful, caring citizens. Our partnership with the New York Foundling allows us to offer families and students a comprehensive support system. Our unique partnership among educators, families, and the community is central to our success.
Our program ensures student success by focusing on the following priorities:
The use of differentiated instruction enables students’ individual learning needs to be met, regardless of how their skills compare to those of other students. A small teacher-to-student ratio, as well as subject-specific instructional specialists assisting in classrooms, enable struggling students to receive more individualized attention.
In order to ensure that every student reaches high levels of academic achievement, teachers must gather, analyze, and use information about student progress to differentiate lesson plans and personalize instruction.
Family Involvement and Support Services
Haven Academy understands that parent and family participation is a necessary part of a child’s academic and social success. We implement our Family Support Plan, which includes regular communication between the home and school, parent invitations to school hosted events and family access to The New York Foundling support services.
Conflict Resolution and Social Curriculum
Haven Academy is committed to teaching students to be problem solvers and critical thinkers, respect and challenge intellectual ideas and form opinions in an environment that values trust, while resolving conflicts peacefully.