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

Upper School Back-2-School Night - September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

K-8 Back-2-School Night - September 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

School Closed for Indigenous Peoples’ Day K-12 - October 9

PSAT Testing grades 9-11 - October 11 @ 8:15 am - 10:00 am

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

News and Announcements »

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....


HCS Rocks the High Notes Music Festival!

Middle School Bands Earn Two “Superior” Ratings at High Notes Music Festival On Friday, June 1, HCS Middle School bands performed at the High Notes Music...


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