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

Professional Development – 1:00pm Dismissal for Students K-12 - October 12

Upper School Open House! - October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Smile! K-12 Picture Day! - October 13

Board Meeting located at 360 First Street - October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

K-8 Open House! - October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

School Closed for NJEA Convention K-12 - November 9 - November 10

Upper School Report Card Night / Conferences - November 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

News and Announcements »

HCS Girls Who Code Meet the First Civilian Woman in Space!

HCS Girls Who Code Meet the First Civilian Woman in Space!

    On Thursday, October 5, 2017 several members of the HCS Middle School Girls Who Code (GWC) club attended a program, “Solve For XX: A Celebration of...


Hoboken Charter School Educator Nominated for National LifeChanger of the Year Award

Hoboken Charter School art teacher and director of service learning Scott Duff has been nominated for the 2017-2018 national LifeChanger of the Year award. Sponsored...


HCS has a Math Olympian!

Fourth Grader Earns Perfect Score in Stevens Math Olympiad On Saturday, May 20, members of the Hoboken Charter School math team competed in the Stevens Math Olympiad....


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