Unity Charter School
Unity Charter School is a tuition-free, public school in Morris Township that offers a unique approach to education for students from Kindergarten to 8th Grade throughout New Jersey. Enrollment is open to all New Jersey residents.
Founded in 1998, Unity Charter School is pleased to provide quality public school education focused on a mission that impacts all people – the future health and sustainability of our environment.
The mission of Unity Charter School is “to teach the importance of protecting and improving the environment by educating our students on the principles of sustainability, ecology, and diversity in a way that celebrates and honors this planet and all its inhabitants.”
Before environmental protection concerns were widely recognized, Unity Charter School was part of a small movement in the education sector to spearhead a curriculum to instill strong social and environmental values, a sense of personal responsibility, and “love of learning” to meet the needs of the whole child and provide life-long skills.
Unity’s culture encourages participation and collaboration among students, parents, teachers, and administrators in areas of decision making, program development and student growth. The school promotes the professional and personal development and well-being of its teachers as educators, individuals, and advocates for environmental sustainability.
Unity serves approximately 195 students in multi-age learning groups. The students are encouraged to actively participate in setting goals and assessing progress for their personal academic achievement in meeting the New Jersey Common Core Standards. We strive to make our learning environment caring, interactive and personally challenging to promote academic success.