Changing the Brooklyn Community One Student at a Time
About PAVE Academy
Located in a poverty-stricken area of Brooklyn, PAVE Academy provides educational opportunities for students from kindergarten through eighth grade. For every student at PAVE Academy Charter School who achieves academic success in high school and/or college, the educational landscape of the isolated Red Hook community changes. The free public charter school now holds classes in a newly constructed building completed in 2013. As the only school construction in the area in more than 50 years, PAVE Academy stands as a beacon for academic advancement and neighborhood transformation.
Opening in 2008 with 88 kindergarten and first-grade students, PAVE Academy has grown substantially as it strives to curb poverty by preparing students for high school graduation and college completion. With the opening of the new facility, PAVE Academy has space to impact 470 K-8 students with a rigorous core curriculum and structured enrichment programs, as well as high-quality after-school care. Equipped with a staff of nearly 70 highly qualified educators, the school serves a high-need minority population of which almost 90 percent receive federal free or reduced-price meals.