Amber Charter School, the first Latino-led public charter school prepares K through 5 students for academic success in middle school. Founded in 2000, our first elementary school in East Harlem serves over 460 students. Amber's mission is to provide our students an academically rigorous and well-rounded education, along with strong character development, that will enable them to prosper in future endeavors. Amber Charter School II, located in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx, opened its doors in September 2017.
Our classes average 23 students per class. In grades K-2 there is a teacher assistant with the lead teacher. In grades 3-5, there is a part-time tutor in the classroom with the lead teacher. Students participate in a core curriculum in literacy, mathematics, science and social studies. In addition, enrichment is offered in the visual arts, music, physical education and technology.
All students receive instruction in Spanish as a second language from kindergarten until they graduate in fifth grade. Special education services include counseling, speech, a special education teacher, and access to occupational and physical therapy off campus. An after school program is offered.