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 School Violence Awareness Week

    Oct 15, 2018 - Oct 19, 2018   See details

  • FoHCS Middle School Parent Mix & Mingle

    Oct 19, 2018  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm See details

  • FoHCS Social - Bollywood Style Mom's Night Out

    Oct 20, 2018  8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • HCS LS/MS Open House

    Oct 25, 2018  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm See details

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News and Announcements »

HCS Invited to speak on panel at the World Maker Faire!

HCS Invited to speak on panel at the World Maker Faire!

 Middle School STEM teacher Chris Kunkel and eighth grader Grace Conlin spoke on a panel at the World Maker Faire in New York on September 22. The title of the...

HCS MS Students Compete in National Math Tournament in Atlanta!

HCS MS Students Compete in National Math Tournament in Atlanta!

 Middle school students Aly Calmas, Toby Platt, Eli Baruchin, Krishan Bhakta, Nathan Kriegel, Matthew Niessen, and Ethan Zhang competed in the National TEAMS competition. Tests...

Girls Who Code Visit the Prudential Offices in Newark

Girls Who Code Visit the Prudential Offices in Newark

         Sixth grade Girls Who Code members attended an event at Prudential’s main offices in Newark on Thursday, May 10, 2018. They heard from a panel...


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