Producing Young Ambassadors

Sofara International Charter School (Sofara) has been designed by Harlem community parents and stakeholders. It meets a strongly discernable need for a bilingual, bicultural school in the community. Sofara proposes to serve a diverse cross section of families, particularly underserved francophone speakers. Sofara will create an educational opportunity for our children in K through 6th grade. Our intent is to shape them into high functioning, career oriented citizens who are both self-aware and globally conscious.

As a content based, 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.

To make Sofara International Charter School a reality, our team is requesting authorization from New York State to open in Community School Districts 3 or 4, or the Hamilton Heights community of Community School District 6. 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.

Leo Gold

It’s about time we created a charter school that all families would want to attend. Looking forward to applying.

Cameron Hall

This type of school is really needed in Harlem. It seems to go beyond anything we have now.

Merle Anslem
09/10 | USA, New York, NY

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.

Sofara International Charter School aims to use the International Baccalaureate (IB) framework to build academic, intellectual, social and emotional skills that our children will be able to draw upon as they grow up and enter the complex world of university study, industry and a globalized society.  


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.