The first day of every school year is a big day, but on Aug. 30, the first day of school for Mott Haven Academy meant the opening of its brand new middle school, the Mott Haven Academy Middle School for Social Leadership!
Students joined staff from The Foundling and Haven Academy outside the South Bronx middle school’s doors to officially cut the ribbon. New York State Assemblywoman Carmen Arroyo, Sonia Gonzalez from the Administration for Children’s Services, a representative from City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito’s office, and several members of the media were also present.
Following the event, the middle school’s 100 fifth and sixth graders returned to class to enjoy instruction in a beautifully designed, newly remodeled building, which is connected to Mott Haven Academy’s elementary building.
View photos from Wednesday’s ribbon cutting (and a sneak preview of the school’s interior) on our Facebook page.
Mott Haven Academy Charter School in the South Bronx is sponsored by The New York Foundling. You can learn more about the school on our website here.