SJ Charter School List

Atlantic City Community Charter School

200 N. Texas Ave., Atlantic City, NJ 08401; 609-428-4300

Grades K-5; 306 students; 18:1 student/teacher ratio

Literacy-focused academics (students take reading books home every night) instill self-reliance; comprehensive parent-engagement program.

Application deadline: Open

Benjamin Banneker Preparatory Charter School

300 Willingboro Way, Willingboro, NJ 08046; 609-531-0158

Grades 6-8; 149 students*; 17:1 student/teacher ratio

Promotes high academic achievement while fostering growth through a curriculum that includes social, emotional and character development.

Call for application deadline.

Bridgeton Public Charter School

790 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton, NJ 08302; 856-497-8202

Grades K-2; 136 students         

Newly chartered school opens Sept. 2015; sequential curriculum integrates drama, multicultural experiences and technology to develop expressive and receptive language skills.

Application deadline: Open

Camden Academy Charter High School

879 Beideman Ave., Camden, NJ 08105; 856-365-1000

Grades 9-12; 442 students; 11:1 student/teacher ratio

Dynamic learning environment; 94% of grads attend post-secondary institutions; twice named a bronze medalist on US News & World Report’s Best High Schools list.

Application deadline: Mar. 31

Camden Community Charter School

415 N. 9th St., Camden, NJ 08102; 856-635-0310

Grades K-8; 398 students*; 15:1 student/teacher ratio

Daily mini lessons support whole class goals; focus on getting students to read at or above grade level through programs built on “relentless” personalized attention.

Application deadline: Mar. 31           

Camden’s Pride Charter School

897 N. 31st St., Camden, NJ 08105; 856-365-100

Grades K-4; 241 students; 9:1 student/teacher ratio

“Children’s Museum” environment allows for hands-on, Montessori-style experiential and exploratory learning with academic focus on literacy, math and technology.

Application deadline: Mar. 21          

Camden’s Promise Charter School

879 Beideman Ave., Camden, NJ 08105; 856-365-1000

Grades 5-8; 450 students; 10:1 student/teacher ratio

Emphasis on STEM subjects, community service and character education; fosters partnership between school and family.

Application deadline: Mar. 31

chARTer-TECHnical High School for the Performing Arts

413 new Rd., Somers Point, NJ 08244; 609-926-7694

Grades 9-12; 330 students; 17:1 student/teacher ratio

Links academics with the performing arts; students declare a major in dance, instrumental or vocal music, theater arts or TV/video/animation production.

Application deadline: Jan. 11

Compass Academy Charter School

2384 E. Landis Ave., Vineland, NJ 08361; 856-899-5570

Grades K-5; 103 students; 17:1 student/teacher ratio

Let Me Learn Process helps student understand and develop strategies for learning; monthly family workshops; all students members of Cumberland County 4-H.

Application deadline: Open

Environment Community Opportunity (ECO) Charter School

817 Carpenter St., Camden, NJ 08102; 856-963-2627

Grades K-5; 227 students*; 11:1 student/teacher ratio

Rigorous curriculum that uses the environment as an integrating context, building adept learners, community leaders and environmental stewards.

Application deadline: Mar. 31

Freedom Prep Charter School

1000 Atlantic Ave., Camden, NJ 08104; 856-962-0766

Grades K-11; 850 students; 11:1 student/teacher ratio

Rigorous college-prep academics within an extended school day and school year; extracurriculars include a Korean club, debate club and athletic teams.

Application deadline: Mar. 31                     

Hope Community Charter School

415 N. 9th St., Camden, NJ 08102; 856-635-0310

Grades K-4; 102 students; 9:1 student/teacher ratio

Literacy-rich learning environment with curriculum based on Five Tenets for Successful Schools, which include intensive tutoring attention.

Application deadline: Mar. 31

International Academy of Atlantic City Charter School

25 W. Black Horse Pk., Pleasantville, NJ 08232; 609-498-6350

Grades K-4; 370 students

Newly chartered school opens Sept. 2015; curriculum based on the SABIS Academic Monitoring System, a computerized method of detecting gaps in knowledge.

Application deadline: Oct. 1 under age 5; open enrollment for ages 6+             

KATZ Academy Charter School

1725 Park Blvd., Camden, NJ 08103; 856-375-1140

Grades K-4; 318 students*; 15:1 student/teacher ratio*

Collectively led academics; two city campuses; all students get free after-school access to the Boys & Girls Club of Camden County.

Application deadline: Mar. 31

Kingdom Charter School of Leadership, The

121 W. Church St., Blackwood, NJ 08012; 856-232-0100

Grades K-5; 176 students; 12:1 student/teacher ratio

STEM-focused academics based on constructivism (in which students share their learning experiences with each other), experiential learning and leadership.

Application deadline: Open enrollment starts in Jan.           

LEAP Academy University Charter School

549 Cooper St., Camden, NJ 08102; 856-614-0400

Grades K-12; 1,378 students*; 13:1 student/teacher ratio

College prep with a STEM focus; strategic partnership with Rutgers University; also houses a 90-student preschool program.

Application deadline: Mar. 31

Millville Public Charter School

1101 Wheaton Ave., Millville, NJ 08332; 856-506-8143

Grades K-7; 180 students; 10:1 student/teacher ratio

Student-focused curriculum infused with drama across all subjects results in active participation, collaborative learning and group experiences.

Application deadline: N/A

Riverbank Charter School of Excellence

1300 Homberger Ave., Roebling, NJ 08554; 609-499-4321

Grades K-3; 144 students*; 10:1 student/teacher ratio

Promotes academic success along with social/emotional well-being via a curriculum that ensures students experience daily successes.

Application deadline: Dec. 30; open if spots left

Vineland Public Charter School

23 W. Chestnut Ave., Vineland, NJ 08360; 856-691-1004

Grades PreK-9; 264 students; 13:1 student/teacher ratio

As at Millville Public Charter School, the student-focused curriculum is infused with drama to develop critical thinking, team-building and problem-solving.

Application deadline: Open 


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