2011 - 2012 Schedule of Important Dates

2011-2012 General School Calendar


  • On June 16th, 2012 the first annual READ WRITE RUN 5K race and post-race festival will take place in beautiful Liberty State Park.  All proceeds will benefit The Ethical Community Charter School so please come join us for a fun family day and help us raise funds for a great cause!  For more information and online registration click here: ReadWriteRun5K.com.
  • Please click here to read the Hudson Reporter online article featuring TECCS.  The same article was also featured on the front page of the printed publication and does a wonderful job highlighting what makes our school unique.
  • New**Check out the March FSA Newsletter loaded with interesting and important information. **New
  • Enjoy this wonderful video produced by a TECCS parent highlighting a big part of what makes TECCs such a unique school. 


  • We successfully completed the 2012 Lottery process on January 19th.  We will, however, continue to accept applications to be added to our wait list or fill any immediate openings.  If you have any questions you can send an email to or call (201)984-4151 for assistance.
  • Tours available every Friday at 9:30am by appointment.  Please send an email to or call (201)984-4151 to schedule a visit.


  • Get into the spirit! If you would like to purchase TECCS-embroidered clothing for your child, it is now available on French Toast. Click here, and enter source code: QS5ZWGA
  • Find us on Facebook (no need to be a member):  Click on the logo facebook 
  • No Child Left Behind Act
  • To view the State of New Jersey Department of Education publication "Guidance for Schools on Implementing the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act" please follow this link.   http://www.nj.gov/education/students/safety/behavior/hib/guidance.pdf
  • Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Policies and Procedures.  For questions or comments about the TECCS HIB policy please contact:

                                                                   Geoffrey Renaud, Anti-Bullying Specialist  [email protected]
                                                                        Laura Alfano, Anti-Bullying Coordinator  [email protected]


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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 2010-11 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.