Sofara International Charter School (Sofara) has been designed by Harlem community parents and stakeholders to meet a strongly discernable need for a bilingual, bicultural school in Community School District 5. Sofara is intended to create an educational opportunity for our children that will shape them into high functioning, career oriented citizens who are both self-aware and globally conscious.
As a 50/50 English-French dual language school using the time-tested and highly successful inquiry-based framework established by the International Baccalaureate (IB), Sofara will open up opportunities for our children to excel as never before available.
To make Sofara international Charter School a reality, out team is requesting authorization from the Board of Regents to open in August of 2018. Charter School designation will allow continuous innovative growth while ensuring the internationally recognized IB framework is provided tuition free.
Nous allons produire de jeunes ambassadeurs qui seront bien préparés à assumer des rôles de leadership national et mondial et qui collaboreront sur la création d’un monde unifié, plus pacifique..
As a family who resides in Harlem, having an IB dual-language school would be a great benefit for the community.
It’s about time we created a charter school that all families would want to attend. Looking forward to applying.
This type of school is really needed in Harlem. It seems to go beyond anything we have now.
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The International Baccalaureate (IB) aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
Charter Schools On the Rise.
Charter schools attendance rising.
The number of students attending public charter schools continued to steadily rise last school year, with some school districts – such as Los Angeles – experiencing a growth rate of nearly 10 percent in just one year.
Over the past five years, student enrollment in public charter schools has grown by 62 percent, according to the 10th annual report issued by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. In 43 states and the District of Columbia, more than 2.9 million students attended charter schools last year – around 6 percent of the total number of students enrolled in all public schools across the country.