Introducing Little Haven!

In accordance with Mayor Di Blasio’s plan to increase the number of high quality Universal Pre-Kindergarten programs in NYC, The New York Foundling in conjunction with Haven Academy opened “Little Haven” UPK program in the 2014-2015 School Year.

Little Haven opened its doors in August 2014. Like Haven Academy, our goal is to provide a rigorous academic program in a highly supportive environment to reduce the achievement gap that exists in urban communities. We look forward to continuing to serve the members of the Mott Haven community.

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

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

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.

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


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.