Eugenio Maria de Hostos Charter School

  • New York


27 Zimbrich Street
New York
United States

About Us

Established in 2000, the Eugenio Maria de Hostos Charter School currently serves 840 students in Kindergarten through 11th grade.The mission of EMHCS is “to create a safe and nurturing community of learners where students earn the Seal of Biliteracy (English and Spanish), learn to advocate for social justice, and are prepared to enjoy and access what the world has to offer.”

Eugenio Maria de Hostos is an urban school with two campuses located approximately a quarter mile from each other The school has a full-time staff of 150 and more than 75% of the student body is considered economically disadvantaged. English language learners comprise approximately 20% of the school’s total enrollment, and students with special needs represent 8% of the total enrollment. Seventy-one percent of EMHCS students identify as Hispanic and 26% identify as Black or African American. The majority of students have roots in Rochester’s large Puerto Rican community. As one of the oldest charter schools in the state, and with an 18-year history in the community, EMHCS is generally well known. The State University of New York Board of Trustees (SUNY Trustees) authorize the school to operate largely free of the restrictions of traditional district schools in exchange for greater autonomy. 2018-19 is the fourth year of the school’s current five-year charter term.

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