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La Cima Elementary Charter School is a National School of Character located in historic Bedford-Stuyvesant. We are committed to creating change-makers in our communities by crafting an academic program that centralizes critical thinking and social justice values.

Teachers inspire analytical thinking skills by using an inter-disciplinary, Common Core-aligned, humanities program explored through world history, current events and social justice issues.  This is part of a curriculum to promote collaboration and positive risk-taking that culminates in a cultural exchange in Paris for all eligible 5th graders.

We are proud to be in our second year of building solid restorative justice and mindfulness practices that includes yoga and other meditative techniques as we prioritize respect, responsibility and relationship-building, a necessary focus for all change-makers.

To learn more about our curriculum, click here.

Visit our character education page for more information about our mindfulness and restorative justice practices.


Recruitment for the 2017-2018 school year is under way.  Apply on-line here.  

If you are interested in a school tour, feel free to contact Ms. Dai, Student Admissions Manager, to schedule a visit. 

To download a paper application, click here.  
Completed applications can be dropped off in-person at La Cima, faxed or e-mailed to Ms. Dai.
Fax number: (718) 443-7291.  E-mail: