Hatikvah International Academy Charter School opened its doors in September of 2010 as a partial-immersion Hebrew language and culture study charter public school incorporating the philosophy of the International Baccalaureate program approach. Hatikvah’s mission is to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young citizens by promoting intercultural understanding and respect while also stressing academic excellence. Our first year began with two full day kindergarten classes, two first grade classes and one second grade class serving a total of 108 students with two professional staff in each classroom. We now offer K-8 with a 500 student enrollment.
Hatikvah is a tuition free public school and accepts students of all backgrounds.
Hatikvah’s vision is to help our children develop creativity, innovation, and skills necessary to excel in today’s global society and to provide our children with the opportunity to be at least bi-lingual (many of our students speak 3 languages).
In addition to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards, Hatikvah utilizes the International Baccalaureate curricular philosophy which employs inquiry-based lessons and holistic learning, and where concepts are examined across the range of traditional subjects. This method of learning challenges students to cultivate creativity and develop as innovators and risk takers. In this way students are prepared for higher education while also developing a sense of self, culture and identity.
Our students also study Hebrew language and culture. Research shows a study of a foreign language at an early age correlates with higher academic achievement and SAT test scores as well as increased cognitive development and problem-solving abilities.
All of this along with service-learning and character education, place our students on the road toward becoming the leaders of tomorrow.
For more information about Hatikvah International Academy Charter School, please contact us.
Hatikvah International Academy Charter School
7 Lexington Avenue
East Brunswick, NJ, 08816