New Roots is a small public high school with a big mission located in the heart of downtown Ithaca. Open to any student eligible for high school in our wider region, our tuition-free college and life preparatory program engages students in learning actively, thinking critically, and solving real world problems creatively and collaboratively, developing the knowledge and skills to turn 21st century challenges into opportunities.
Going to New Roots changed my outlook on going to school. The curriculum is full of hands-on activities and so many extraordinary opportunities. New Roots is a life experience that is unlike any other.
“Inspired by the values of the first people who were stewards of this land, New Roots expresses the core value of respect for self, respect for others, and respect for the environment into all that we learn and do.”
Tina Nilsen-Hodges — FOUNDER & PRINCIPAL
HOW WE DO IT
WE WALK THE TALK
New Roots students succeed in finding a life path and purpose through our award-winning program.