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.


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A Moment of Silence for Columbine

Several HCS students are members of Students Demand Action Hudson County and have organized a rally in front of Hoboken City Hall for tomorrow, April 20 at 4:00...

HCS Wins at Technology Student Association (TSA) Competition

HCS Wins at Technology Student Association (TSA) Competition

On Wednesday, March 28, twenty-six HCS Middle School students competed in the NJ Technology Student Association (TSA) State Conference at TCNJ. TSA is a national...


HCS MS Girls Basketball Team – Hoboken Rec Basketball Champs!

Middle School Girls Basketball Team Wins Hoboken Rec Basketball Championship The seventh and eighth grade girls basketball team capped off an undefeated season on...


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