Ember Charter School

Updated Jun 29, 2020
616 Quincy Street, 3rd Floor - Brooklyn NY - 11221
Type of autonomy arrangement: school charter/bylaws
Basic Profile

Opened In



currently K-3, (eventually K-8)




Select leaders
Determine learning program
Select colleagues
Determine professional development
Transfer or terminate colleagues
Determine whether to take, when to take, how much to count district/EMO/authorizer assessments
Determine tenure policy
Make formal arrangements with district/EMO/authorizer to allow multiple measures in determining school success (not only a mean proficiency score)
Evaluate colleagues
Set schedule
Set staff pattern
Determine teacher workday
Determine school budget
Set school-level policy
Determine compensation
Teacher Authority Is...
De Jure
The school has autonomy secured in their charter. Teacher authority is shared among the three current teaching partners. Other associate teachers work with one of the partners and can become a partner teacher through a process outlined in their leadership structure.

About the Learning Program

We use our Teaching Firm, a unique teacher-led organizational model, to be a fun, holistic, ‘college-successful’, career-ready, community-centered, culturally rich and relevant incubator of exceptional human potential where we spark, nurture and unleash mindful people empowered to affect positive change in the communities we serve. Everything we do here at Ember is centered around courting critical thinking. From our integrated classes such as: ESA (ELA/Social Studies) and STEM (Science, Math, Tech) to our Socratic Inquiry & Dialogue approach, critical thinking is our DNA. On top of engaging in analysis and complexity, cultivating love & kindness is at the core of our program. We are developing human beings who will go out and create a more equitable world based in love & kindness.