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What's New
Dr. Lena Edwards Academic Charter School is accepting applications for both the             2013-2014 and 2014-2015 Academic Years. Applications for 2013-2014 school year are available now. The initial application period was March 18th - April 12th. During the initial application period an application must be submitted in person by an adult. Proof of residency is required. Application must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.
Application packets became available for the 2014-2015 year at 509 Bramhall Avenue, Jersey City on March 10, 2014. 

Click here for a 2014-2015 application.

The mission of Dr. Lena Edwards Academic Charter School is to assure educational excellence and character development for all students in Grades K through 8, cultivating both learning and empathy. The school will provide a stable, rigorous, unbroken continuum of classical academic instruction and formal character education, resulting in the highest levels of student achievement, ethical behavior, and cultural literacy, and delivered within a productive, consistent, and supportive school environment.

The ethical foundation of Dr. Lena Edwards Academic Charter School is built upon the core values of Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Diligence, and Compassion.

The school's vision is to take students beyond the mastery of the New Jersey Common Core Content Standards by introducing specific academic content to the learning experience. This will be done in an ordered, age-and-grade-appropriate core sequence of subjects, issues, and ideas formed and structured to reflect cultural literacy – what all students educated in America should study and know. To complete and give perspective to this classical learning experience, direct teaching of core character values and behaviors, consistent with the standard of respect, ethics and responsibility, will also be provided, not as an adjunct, but as a full and equal partner to academic instruction for all students enrolled at Dr. Lena Edwards Academic Charter School.


Anti-Bullying Specialist and Anti-Bullying Coordinator:
Mona Lisa Kalina
201-433-5300 ext. 102

Anti-Bullying Specialist and Anti-Bullying Specialists:

Mr. Jamal Nelson-
201-433-5300 ext. 115
Ms. Stephanie
201-433-5300 ext. 116

NJ Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying Policy- State of New Jersey