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  • We meet children where they are not where we want them to be or think they should be.
  • 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.



  • Results of the TECCS lottery, held January 16th, are available here.
  • Applications for Admission for the 2014-15 school year were due Tuesday, January 7th, 2014. Applications received after the deadline will be placed on the waiting list. To apply, please download an application 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.

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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 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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