What is SICS?
We are a proposed New York City International Charter School requesting authorization from NYSED to be founded in Community School District 5 (CSD5). Located in the historic Harlem area, CSD5 is in the center of American Culture with many resources at hand to develop
inquiring minds. Come join us on our Expedition of learning and see how FAR your child will go!
What’s the difference?
The Goal of the Sofara International Charter School is to infuse, throughout all aspects of
the school, the International Baccalaureate philosophy and educational model that
has been an academic standard around the world for generations. "The International
Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people
who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural
understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools,
governments and international organizations to develop challenging programs of
in international education and rigorous assessment. These programs encourage
students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners
who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right." ~ The IB
Mission Statement, IBO.org The International Baccalaureate (IB) educational model,
which is normally reserved for private school students, offers exciting possibilities to
public school children and would provide a new way of viewing who they are, how
the world interrelates, and their place within it.
PLEASE DONATE! SPONSOR AN AREA OF INTEREST OR PROJECT.
We are building an Internatinal School in Harlem that will teach students through the
International Baccalaureate continuum of programs to be ambassadors, globally
competitive, and open to the possibilities of being part of a better more peaceful
PLEASE PARTICIPATE IN THE OPENING OF
SOFARA INTERNATIONAL CHARTER SCHOOL BY SIGNING
OUR COMMUNITY PETITION OF SUPPORT
To bring SICS online, in its proposed location in NYC School District 5, we are asking for
community support. Our Vision is to open a wall-to-wall International Baccalaureate
school that would serve children from K through 12 in the Harlem community. We will open with K-2 and grow one grade each year. Our mission is to produce internationally-minded and globally competitive scholars that
can thrive in a variety of settings. Our language of choice is French and adding Arabic as we grow.