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Orientation for All Students and Families

on Mon, 08/14/2017 - 16:11

Summer Hours of Operation

on Wed, 08/02/2017 - 15:59

New Root Charter School will be open from 9:30 to noon, Monday through Friday until August 14th with expanded hours thereafter. If you have questions about enrollment or would like to drop off your enrollment paperwork please ring the doorbell or email to set up an appointment. 

Student Volunteer Opportunities at GrassRoots Music Festival

on Mon, 06/26/2017 - 21:08

Ithaca is blessed with an abundance of music festivals! This year we are collaborating with GrassRoots to offer New Roots students free tickets to Culture Camp or day passes to the festival. Students can volunteer on Saturday or Sunday July 15-16, Wednesday July 19th, or during Culture Camp or the Festival! Click on the links below to learn more. We will need a parental consent form for students, which you can find here:

Volunteer at Culture Camp for Free Music Lessons! 


Volunteer at the Sustainability Fair for a free day pass to the

Commencement Ceremony on June 22

on Wed, 06/14/2017 - 13:20

Our commencement ceremony will be held at the historic theater in Cornell University’s Willard Straight Hall from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 22.  The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Prospective families and alumni are welcome to join us!


Parking Options: Willard Straight Lot, Anabel Taylor Lot, along South Avenue or Stewart Avenue, or the lot off of Edgemoore Lane. Some of these options require walking uphill. Parking is also available at the Schoelkopf parking garage. Please allow yourself 10 minutes walking time.


Directions from Downtown: Take Buffalo street up the hill to Stewart

End of Year Picnic at Stewart Park

on Tue, 06/13/2017 - 13:15

Please gather for our End of Year Picnic on June 20th, 5-8pm at Stewart Park. Food and activities will be provided, though you are welcome to contribute!

Feel free to invite any families with youth who may be interested in what New Roots has to offer!  
New Roots has limited 9th-grade seats left for the 2017-2018 school year!

New Roots at Ithaca Festival

on Fri, 06/02/2017 - 13:28

Please join us for today's performances on the Commons at the Bernie Milton Pavilion! All New Roots families, alumni and students are welcome to join us for the parade which kicks off at 6:00. Look for our float on Cayuga Street. 


New Roots at Youth Voices Forum

on Mon, 05/15/2017 - 20:36

New Roots students have been working for months to prepare this presentation on substance and domestic abuse. Please come and show your support! 

Senior Prom 2017

on Wed, 05/10/2017 - 15:42

This year’s prom is open to all New Roots students and guests, ages 13 to 20. Tickets are $10 for singles and $15 for couples, on sale now at the front desk! Seniors are seeking the following donations: red carpet, holiday lights, appetizers, desserts and punch ingredients. Please email if you would like to donate or volunteer! Please bring in your extra fancy clothes by this Friday morning for a prom clothes swap on May 12th. Please offer up shoes and costume jewelry as well!

New Roots Entrepreneurs in Youth Entrepreneurship Market

on Tue, 05/09/2017 - 18:45

Join New Roots Student Entrepreneurs on May 20th, 11am at a community market at Press Bay Alley, where they will sell their own products! Come out and support the youth of our community and their early enterprises.


New Roots at Farm to Plate Conference

on Mon, 05/08/2017 - 14:28
This Friday from 10:45 - 12:15p.m. New Roots Charter School is proud to present its Farm to School Program at a roundtable discussion on food policy.  Open to the public, GreenStar The Space.  

Link to the event program: