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New Roots Charter School

  • New Roots Charter School
  • 116 North Cayuga Street
  • Ithaca, NY 14850
  • (607) 882-9220
  • 2009

Program Description

An innovative, cutting-edge model of education for sustainability authorized by the State University of New York, New Roots is a tuition-free, public charter high school that is open to any New York State resident in grades 9-12.

A New Roots education empowers young people as leaders and entrepreneurs for the 21st century. Our focus on environmental stewardship, social justice and sustainable economics gives youth the skills of hands, heart and mind they will need to get ahead of the curve and create a successful adult life and career in this new century of dramatic technological, social and environmental change.

How? By offering engaging learning experiences that meet students where they are each and every day, putting their passions, interests, knowledge and skills to work to discover and unlock their potential.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling


Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students


  • Less than 25%