Marion P. Thomas Charter School – est. 1999
370 South 7th Street
Newark, NJ 07103
The African proverb “it takes a whole village to raise a child” is the cornerstone of Marion P. Thomas Charter School. The nuclear village that the school seeks to create consists of: two full-day kindergarten and first-grade classes for the first year; caring and creative teachers; an educational exchange with institutions of higher learning; business and community collaboration to enhance vocational/entrepreneurial ideology; parent participation; small class sizes; and an extended school day.