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Executive Directer, Ms. Cooper with the Salutatorian and Valedictorian 

2016 Graduate and new 2018 Graduate

International Basketball Champion Jade Walker putting smiles on scholars faces!

UHCS 2nd Annual Talent Show 1st Place Winner

UHCS 2nd Annual Talent Show Winner

UHCS 2nd Annual Talent Show Winner

UHCS 2nd Annual Talent Show Winner

Middle School's Principal, Dr. Paige with Newark's Mayor, Raz Baraka

Grade 6 Top Scholar with Elementary School Principal, Dr. Howell

Welcome To University Heights Charter School

For over a decade, University Heights Charter School has been an anchor primary academic institution in the University Heights section of Newark, NJ.  Our mission is to develop in each scholar in grades PK-8 the character, scholarship and leadership necessary for success in life, college, and community. 

See our flyers for more information on upcoming events.

18-19 Enrollment-Seats available in Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grades. Applicants do not have to be Newark residents. All applicants can visit the Newark Enrolls website,, starting Monday, April 30, 2018 to apply directly to our school. For more information please email Ms. Murray at For information about the IReady and Ready Math Curriculum please visit the following sites: and type in Parents in the search bar. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- University Heights Charter School will be offering summer school from Thursday, July 5th, to Monday, July 31st. Seats will be filled on a first come first served basis. Summer school will run Monday - Thursday. The times for student participation in the program are as follows: Monday through Thursday, 8:30 to 12:30 (Academic program only; includes lunch), Monday through Thursday, 8:30-5:00 (Academic program and enrichment program; includes lunch). In addition, Before Care from 6:00 to 8:00 a.m. and Aftercare from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. If you would like your child to attend fill out the form and send it back to your child’s school’s main office. Forms can be picked up from the main office.
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UHCS 2nd Annual Talent Show Winners

2018 Kindergarten Graduation 

2018 Grade 6 Moving Up Ceremony