Paterson’s newest approved charter school hosting information session | Paterson Times

Paterson’s newest approved charter school hosting information session


The Philip’s Academy Charter School of Paterson is hosting an information session at the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Thursday from 3:30 p.m. through 5:30 p.m. for the public to learn about the school’s activities and programs.

Paterson residents will have opportunities to ask questions, meet with faculty and staff members, and learn about enrolling their child for the fall 2016 school year, the Newark-based school said.

The school will have presentations and kids activities as well as refreshments at the gathering. The school was approved to expand to Paterson by the New Jersey Department of Education on December 1, 2015.

The school will replicate its Newark campus program in the Silk City to “offers a moral and rigorous education to a diverse student body.”

For the first year the state said the school will enroll 45 kindergarten students. By the fourth year the school will have 180 students covering K-3 grades.

“As far as we know, we’re one of the few schools that has a comprehensive program surrounding health, wellness and nutrition and we’re excited to bring it to the children and families of Paterson,” Miguel Brito, CEO of Philip’s Education Partners and Executive Director and Lead Founder of Philip’s Academy Paterson, said.

The information session will begin at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday at the charter’s temporary administrative office at the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church located at 451 Van Houten Street.

Learn more about the new charter school by visiting its website at http://www.pacspaterson.org. Contact its admissions office at (973) 247-8920 or email at [email protected].

  • MarquinhoGaucho

    I am curious about the management fees and other fees the charter will be charging the taxpayers for. Since charters are exempt from oversight, the are rife with overcharges , directors make their own salaries, the BOD reads like a family tree. http://www.salon.com/2014/05/07/charter_schools_are_cheating_your_kids_new_report_reveals_massive_fraud_mismanagement_abuse/
    Since they are Christie's cronies you know we are getting the shaft.

  • MarquinhoGaucho

    Charter schools are a rip off scam , they perform no better than traditional schools and are rife with mismanagement and abuse thanks to lack of oversight. You know if Christie supports them he is getting a kickback