Our Green Building

In order to foster success in all of our scholars, it was our vision to design a school that removes the barriers children in the child welfare system face by providing support services in our school, during the school day.  This model ensures that students miss less school while still getting the social support services they need. A major component to achieving this vision is our co-location with The New York Foundling’s Bronx-based community services.

A new, LEED certified, environmentally friendly building was developed at 170 Brown Place. This new building, owned and operated by The New York Foundling, is the home for Mott Haven Academy Charter School as well as The New York Foundling’s Bronx Community Services.

The school opened at a temporary location in PS 43 in 2008. Mott Haven Academy Charter moved to its new building, directly across the street in 2010, which is where the school currently operates.

The teachers and leaders at this school are the most loving and most dedicated educators in schools. The school feels welcoming and warm. Kids LOVE coming to school and that is an important part of making life long learners.

Haven Staff Member

Fulfilling Career Choice for Teachers and Leaders.

Haven Staff Member

With the support of Haven Academy, Principal Nauiokas, and the other teachers and staff, I feel part of a community—one that has the power to change our student's lives for the better.

Eric Lara - Special Ed Teacher

Me gusta todo de Haven Academy, una de las cosas que tiene mi atención es que la principal de la escuela siempre esta disponible para dar la bienvenida a los estudiantes en la mañanas.

The staff remembers your face and your child is treated with respect and courtesy. There is nothing but positive reinforcement and encouraging children to be the best.

The second place my kids call home.


I wish I was a kid again, I would have loved to attend Haven Academy.

Haven Staff Member

Me gusta todo, especialmente la atención y la comunicación que tenemos con los miembros del personal.