It is our goal to partner with families to create a learning environment that is engaging, challenging, and encouraging. Marion P. Thomas Charter High School of Culinary & Performing Arts is a small, supportive high school. Our teachers and other faculty/staff are highly qualified professionals, committed to excellence in education. They build on your child’s current skills and help them develop the academic and social skills needed to be successful in college, careers, and community. We are very proud of the accomplishments of our students and school. We encourage you to visit the school and see why our students, teachers, and parents make Marion P. Thomas Charter HS a great place to grow and learn.
The Marion P. Thomas Charter School (MPTCS) is the largest independently- operated free public charter school in Newark, NJ. MPTCS was established in 1999 by a group of individuals who were born and raised in Newark and wanted to provide the best possible educational experience for the next generation of Newarkers. The school is one of the only minority-led charter schools in Newark, reflecting both its student population and the community it serves. Since 1999, MPTCS has grown from four classrooms to four campuses and now serves more than 1,300 students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.
School Information for Families
The Newark Enrolls School Guidebook provides an overview for families of how each participating school is performing in several different areas, including attendance, test scores, and graduation rates. It also provides information about community partnerships, as well as sports, clubs, and other activities.
Kimberly Wright-White, High School Principal