Community Roots 2nd grade students on a field trip to The High Line take notes.

Diversity and Inclusion

Since its founding, Community Roots Charter School (CRCS) has been committed to creating a learning environment which is diverse and inclusive.


Anti-Bias Approach

We work to ensure that our curriculum and approach adheres to the four goals of Anti-Bias Education, which is critical to the creation and sustainability of an environment where a diverse student population can thrive.


Core Values

Our Core Values set the foundation for the work that we do every day and have a profound impact on how everyone in our school strives to think and act.


Our Mission

Community Roots Charter School is a rigorous learning community where education is embedded in meaningful real-world contexts and children are deliberately taught to see the connections between school and the world.

Community Roots students will meet or exceed the New York State standards and be prepared to excel in the 21st century by becoming independent thinkers and working productively within a diverse group of learners.

At Community Roots, students learn to combine curiosity with appropriate application, which leads to deep understanding and the confidence to become who they want to be.


Students at Community Roots Charter School are part of an educational community where rigorous curriculum is made engaging and accessible and where students meet high expectations by receiving the support they need and deserve.

Community Roots provides educational experiences that address the individual needs of students and ensure that all students meet their potential.


State Exams:
4/28/2021: 3rd-8th Gr. ELA State Exams

5/12/21: 3rd-8th Gr. Math State Exam


School Foods Meal Applications – To be filled out by all families!

Community Roots featured in
“A Smarter Charter: Finding What Works For Charter Schools and Public Education” by Richard D. Kahlenberg and Halley Potter