Mott Haven Community High School creates a safe, supportive and nurturing learning environment that empowers our students to move forward in a positive direction with an understanding that they can learn from their past and don’t have to be bound by it. Our students will strive for and achieve excellence in all their academic and personal endeavors in order to become successful positive members of their community.


Mott Haven Community High School provides a fresh start for students who have in the past had a difficult school experience. We believe that each student is an individual that needs a nurturing environment in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially in order to achieve academic and personal success. The components that will help our students move forward are our advisory program, supportive environment and individualized education plans.

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Community Based Organization

Mott Haven Community High School has partnered with East Side Settlement House since its creation in 2012.

East Side House is a leader in working with urban, at-risk youth and has a longstanding partnership with the New York City Department of Education providing academic intervention, attendance improvement services, college and career preparatory programming and social service support for 5,000 students so that they can earn a diploma and create pathways to employment and higher education. East Side House partners with 15 high schools and operates a high school equivalency program for students who are no longer enrolled in school.

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