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

HCS Summer Camp (slots are full) - July 27 - July 31

HCS Summer Camp (slots are full) - August 3 - August 7

Medical Forms due to School Rn - August 3

Admissions Office Closed - August 6 @ 8:00 am - August 7 @ 5:00 pm

Admissions Office Closed - August 11

Bd. Meeting - August 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Upper School -Freshmen Orientation 9:00am-11:00am - August 26 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

News and Announcements »

HCS Receives Grant from James Patterson & Scholastic Reading Club!

Great news!  Hoboken Charter School has received a $2,000 grant from author James Patterson and Scholastic Reading Club to help our classroom libraries.  We want...

Filmmakers Lauren Parsekian and Molly Thompson Share their Award Winning film “Finding Kind” with HCS Middle and Upper School Girls

Filmmakers Lauren Parsekian and Molly Thompson Share their Award Winning film “Finding Kind” with HCS Middle and Upper School Girls

  A K – 12 SERVICE LEARNING SCHOOL For Immediate Release HOBOKEN, NJ  –  May 20, 2015 On Friday, May 8th, Hoboken Charter School middle and upper...


Learn about one teacher’s quest for Civic Engagement!

Learn about one teacher’s quest for Civic Engagement on the NJ Charter Schools Association blog! Our own Mira Septimus writes about her approach and experiences....


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