Community Charter School of Paterson

The mission of the Community Charter School of Paterson (CCSP) is “to inspire and empower children, families and staff with opportunities to positively shape and transform their lives by becoming successful, life-long learners who possess critical skills required to open new doors in their lives and the lives of others.”

The Community Charter School of Paterson is the first charter school pioneered by New Jersey Community Development Corporation. The school is governed by a board of trustees consisting of parents, community members and founders. Through this unique partnership, students are exposed to service learning, community service, and numerous other opportunities to learn from and serve the community, ensuring that this school truly becomes a “community” charter school.

The facility currently houses grades K through 3 and will expand to include 4th graders beginning in the fall of 2009. With a starting enrollment of only 400 students and competitive class sizes, the Community Charter School of Paterson provides the attentive and nurturing educational environment necessary to emphasize the importance of community.

The Parent Resource Center, located on the first floor of CCSP, is staffed by a family worker who provides parents with information about and referrals for services within the state and community.

The Community Charter School of Paterson has established a comprehensive mentoring program to serve the needs of every student. Each staff member mentors a minimum of 17 students, modeling the importance of mentoring to the greater student body. In turn, older students take on the responsibility of mentoring younger students, further creating a supportive learning and playing environment.

To contact the Community Charter School of Paterson directly, please call 973-413-2057.

Students, staff and volunteers helped build a playground at the Community Charter School of Paterson.

Inside of the Community Charter School of Paterson

The inside of the Community Charter School of Paterson, designed by Design Ideas Group.