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​​We are a free public charter school offering grades kindergarten through 8th! Seats are filling fast, so apply today​!

Why Southside Academy Charter School?

Founded on academic excellence, moral focus, parental partnership, and student responsibility, Southside Academy Charter School is a school like no other –one that can lead to a lifetime of success. We provide a safe learning environment and our exceptional teachers individualize instruction based on your child’s needs. In addition, we focus on real-world skills and how to be a good person. Our students also draft a social contract that reinforces their commitment to their school, their teacher, and each other.

"My children are both doing amazing! I love everything from the uniforms to what they’re being taught, including the moral focus." - Southside Academy Charter School Parent
Top Reasons Parents Send Their Children To Our School: *
1 School safety is a top priority.
2 Children receive individual attention and instruction.
3 The curriculum provides moral focus as well as academics.
* Based on actual 2013 surveys administered to parents of kids who were returning to Southside Academy Charter School

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Play in a Chess Tournament on Sunday, October 23 at Edward Smith School, corner of Broad St. & Lancaster Ave. It's FREE for Southside Academy Scholars. Doors open 11:00 am. Register by 12:00 noon. 1st round at 12:30pm. Everyone plays 4 rounds of chess. Trophies for individuals & school teams. If you come late, you'll miss the first round, but you can still compete in the event. Chess sets are provided. Bring your own food, or buy it from their PTO food concession. Southside Academy pays our students' entry fees. Children must be with an adult. Mr. Ninno is coordinating the event. Bob Nasiff, our local chess master, is the tournament director. See the link below for driving directions. The Ed Smith School is located in the greater Syracuse University neighborhood.
The Syracuse City School District
The Grade 3-5 Team just won a Garden Grant from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Mr. Ninno attended a training program at the lab earlier this week. Our new garden project will compliment the Celebrate Urban Birds grant project we won last spring. The combined funding will allow us to build a bird feeding station with a garden that grows food for people, birds, and butterflies. Big learning!
Apply by Oct. 7 for a chance to receive a $2,000 BirdSleuth Garden Grant.
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If you would like to schedule a school tour to learn more about our academic program, Moral Focus curriculum, and school environment, please feel free to contact us for more information.

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