Student Application

All children eligible to attend NYC Public Schools are eligible to attend Mott Haven Academy Charter School. For Pre-Kindergarten, children must turn 4 by 12/31/2018. For Kindergarten, children must turn 5 by 12/31/18. Completing this form shows your desire to enroll your child in the lottery for admission to Mott Haven Academy Charter School.

While this school is open to all students, it is specifically designed to meet the needs of at-risk students who are currently served by the child welfare system. Our lottery system, in compliance with the NY State Charter School Law, allows us to give our target population lottery preference while still creating opportunities for the entire Mott Haven community. Applications are being accepted for Pre-kindergarten-7th grade. If we receive more applications than the number of seats available, students may be placed on a “waitlist.”

To apply, all you need to do is fill out an application. There is NO application fee.

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.

Fulfilling Career Choice for Teachers and Leaders.

Haven Staff Member

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

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


The second place my kids call home.


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

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.