Important Announcements


  • Students will have a half day (ending at 12:30pm) on Friday, Dec. 5th.
  • The Scholastic Book Fair will take place Dec. 8th - 13th
  • The next FSA meeting is Tuesday, Dec. 9th at 6p.
  • The Annual Pancake Breakfast will be held at the School on Saturday, Dec. 13th, 10a - noon.
  • SAVE THE DATE! The 2nd Anuual TECCS Gala is set for Friday, February 6th at Casino in the Park (Lincoln Park)
  • TECCS Board Meeting Schedule for 2014-15
  • HIB Scores for TECCS are available for 2014. 
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  • We meet children where they are not where we want them to be or think they should be.
  • We make sure they're free to study the best resources and take the most elite writings as examples for their own essays.
  • We expect everyone to not only be respectful but also friendly towards one another- "You don’t have to be friends, but you have to be friendly."
  • We teach children to self-regulate and make good choices.



  • Applications for Admission for the 2015-16 school year are due January 8th, 2015. Applications received after the deadline will be placed on the waiting list. To apply, please download an application for admission. 
  • The Admissions lottery takes place January 15th at 7pm. You do not need to attend the lottery in order for your child to be eligible for admission. 
  • Tours available every Friday at 9:30am by appointment. Please send an email to or call (201)984-4151 to schedule a visit.
  • For more information, or to download the spanish version of our application, please visit our Admissions page.

A Peek At Our School




TECCS owe their educational philosophy to Socrates, Horace Mann, Clara Barton, Amos Gager Throop, and Felix Adler.  Schools founded by or named after some of these great thinkers have evolved into renowned institutions of learning.  Although the Ethical Community Charter Schools have been inspired by them, they are independent, publicly chartered schools and have no affiliation with any other institution.


Why TECCS? What is so important about our educational process?


TECCS is a school where teachers lead and collaborate with students in a culture of rigorous academics and mutual respect; where analytical thinking and creativity are prized over learning by repetition; where children become individuals of integrity, insight, autonomy - and socially productive citizens, workers, leaders.

TECCS is an ideal school for children of families that embrace the ideals of ethics, service, and social justice together with a demanding, well-rounded education of academic studies and the arts. The greater the participation of the parents, the greater the potential for the success of their children.

TECCS opened in the Mt. Carmel School, in September 2009, with three Kindergarten classes and three 1st-grade classes. Applications for admission for the 2012-13 school year are expected to be far greater than available places, therefore acceptance will be decided by lottery. Early applications are advised. Please go to Admissions for more details.


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Helpful Links for Families

  • No Child Left Behind Act
  • State of New Jersey Department of Education publication "Guidance for Schools on Implementing the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act"
  • Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Policies and Procedures
  • TECCS NJ Annual Report for 2013-14
  • HIB Scores for 2014
  • For questions or comments about the TECCS HIB policy please contact: Roseangela Mendoza, Anti-Bullying Specialist or Geoffrey Renaud, Anti-Bullying Coordinator