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New Roots Charter School, founded in 2009, is a regional, tuition-free public high school located in downtown Ithaca, NY. Our small school serves students in grades 9 through 12 (ages 13 to 21) from 20 area school districts. 


New Roots Charter School will prepare our diverse student body to meet the challenges of citizenship, work, and life-long learning in the 21st century. Our interdisciplinary academic program will feature hands-on, community-based learning that supports students in solving real-world problems.