Mission and Impact

Our Mission: PAVE Academy Charter School prepares Kindergarten to 8th grade students to thrive in competitive high schools and four-year colleges. PAVE provides its students with a rigorous academic program and a community built on the school’s core values of Perseverance, Achievement, Vibrance and Excellent Character (PAVE).


Our Core Values

  • Perseverance: We never lose sight of our aspirations or give up, especially in the face of adversity. Everyday is a new day.
  • Achievement: We set high aspirations for both today and tomorrow. We understand that achievement is a product of every choice we make at each moment in the day. We build on our successes and failures—brick by brick.
  • Vibrance: We engage in our passions and celebrate our achievements. We live life with purpose and vigor. Our enthusiasm is evident and we encourage both others and ourselves.
  • Excellent character: We hold ourselves to high moral standards and are honest and respectful citizens and scholars. Our actions represent our families, our school, our community, and ourselves.



PAVE was founded on the belief that a strong school can transform a community. Located in Red Hook, Brooklyn, an isolated neighborhood where elementary and middle schools have historically struggled to prepare children to graduate from high school, PAVE offers a comprehensive, high-quality academic program. PAVE opened in August 2008 with 88 Kindergarten – 1st grade students; now in our 7th year of operations PAVE serves nearly 410 Kindergarten through 7th grade students and will eventually grow to serve 470 Kindergarten – 8th grade students. PAVE has the ability to have a tremendous impact on the children of Red Hook as we serve an extremely high-needs population: 100 % of our students are minority and nearly 90% qualify for federal free or reduced-price meals.


PAVE’s New School Building


Organizational Information

2014 PAVE Audited Financial Statements

2013 – 2014 NYSED Annual Report

NYS Procedural Safeguards Notice

PAVE Wellness Policy

PAVE Board Meetings