Our Pre-K classes are off to a great start with the Teaching Strategies Creative Curriculum which is print-rich and full of opportunities to promote innovative, critical thinking and problem-solving. Our Kindergarten and Grade 1 classes end each day with a Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) period. We are creating multiple learning opportunities for our Scholars to engage in higher order thinking across the curriculum. Please visit our page often and look for the Principal's Monthly Message for highlights and updates.
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.
Laura Porcaro, Primary School Principal