It is the mission of the Harbor Science and Arts Charter School to provide students with a high quality education through a rigorous academic program that infuses character building, physical wellness and the arts. Students will graduate with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in higher learning institutions and have the capability to make a positive contribution to society.
The Harbor Science and Arts Charter School is located in the Upper East Side of Harlem in New York City and primarily serves students in 1st through 8th grade. Any child that is a resident of New York City is eligible for enrollment through a lottery process. The school is committed to providing a challenging, rigorous, standards-based curriculum and by drawing upon the most successful practices in education, students at Harbor Science and Arts Charter School are prepared for success while at the school as well as to succeed in higher level institutions (high school, college). In our on-going commitment to support our school so that students meet and exceed standards, our curriculum and instructional practices are systematically assessed and renewed by staff and administration on a consistent basis.
As set forth in our mission statement, the school believes that all students must meet State Standards; however the school understands that many students enter behind grade level and have special needs. The school is committed to providing the resources necessary to bring students to grade level by incorporating a variety of elements into the program, such as the following:
A summer readiness program in the lower grades that prepares students for the upcoming school year in English language arts and math;
For younger grades, at least two teachers in the classroom at all times;
Smaller class sizes in the upper grades (6-8) to ensure that student needs
are truly met through modified curriculum and instruction.