Welcome to Hoboken Charter School


The Hoboken Charter School is a K-12 community of learners that seeks to develop the academic, artistic, personal and civic growth of all its members through its commitment to service learning and learner-centered education.

At the Hoboken Charter School, we believe that students thrive in environments where expectations are clear and consistent at all levels, and where students are known — not only by their peers, but by the entire school community. An emphasis on curriculum that places the student at the center of inquiry is the foundation for the school’s four critical learning “cornerstones.” These cornerstones are: rigorous academics, arts literacy, and personal and civic growth.

Through service learning, students bring the community into the classroom and extend the walls of the classroom out into the community. Service learning offers a way to tie the curriculum to community action. Students at the Hoboken Charter School identify community problems; design, implement, and evaluate action plans; and engage in ongoing personal reflection. Through these experiences, students become active, contributing members of the school community, the city of Hoboken, and beyond. In developing this approach, the Hoboken Charter School has developed relationships with a wide variety of individuals and groups within the Hoboken community.


Upcoming Events

  1. Water Wings (tentative) - March 14

  2. Upper School Open House - April 1 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm

  3. K-12 1pm Dismissal for Staff & Students NO Afterschool Activities - April 2 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

  4. K-12 School Closed for Spring Break - April 3 - April 10

  5. Bd. Meeting - April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

  6. K-12 Prof. Dev 1pm dismissal for Students - April 16 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

  7. Empty Bowls (tentative) - May 9

News and Announcements

MLK 2015 with a Few Flashbacks: Human Rights = Civil Rights

THANK YOU to the entire HCS community, especially those that joined us on Friday for the traditional MLK MARCH ON WASHINGTON. Your spirit was indeed, uplifting!...

Innovation: The Heart of Urban Ag Science at Hoboken Charter School Upper

Innovation: The Heart of Urban Ag Science at Hoboken Charter School Upper

Innovation:The Heart of Urban Ag Science at Hoboken Charter School Upper GUEST POST BY ARTHUR EVES, HOBOKEN CHARTER SCHOOL When Arthur Eves joined the Hoboken Charter...


Hoboken Teens Pitch Ideas Developed in HOPES CAP “Like a Boss” Program

Twelve Hoboken high-school students who had participated in the “Like a Boss” teen entrepreneur program, sponsored by the HOPES Community Action Partnership...


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