New Roots Charter School is a center of innovation for 21st-century students, preparing students for the next level of education at 4-year universities, by empowering entrepreneurial thinking using social and environmental sustainability as a lens for education. Accountability of all students thrives with opportunities for leadership, entrepreneurship, teamwork, experiential and community-based learning.
Identified as a leader in sustainability education by the Green Schools National Network, New Roots Charter School depends on community support to maximize learning opportunities that inspire young people in finding their life’s work and passion.
New Roots Charter School prepares a diverse student body to meet the challenges of citizenship, work, and life-long learning in the 21st century. Our interdisciplinary academic program features hands-on, community-based learning that supports students in solving real-world problems. New Roots Charter School students earn a Regents diploma and demonstrate readiness for higher education by earning college credit and creating a graduation portfolio that demonstrates that they have met or exceeded all 28 New York State Learning Standards. Our school community is a model of secondary education that integrates best practices in sustainability education with those proven to support educational equity.
New Roots Charter School empowers young people as citizens and entrepreneurs that create just, democratic communities, and thriving green economies that restore the natural world that sustains us. Excelling in both traditional and innovative curriculum areas, our students learn actively, think critically, and solve problems creatively and collaboratively, developing the knowledge and skills to redesign our communities for social, economic, and ecological sustainability. We support all students in defining and realizing their goals and aspirations, and in recognizing their ability to take leadership in improving the lives of their families and community. We put the best available tools and the power of informed optimism-in the hands of tomorrow's leaders.