By any means necessary, our mission is to be a 21st century village that is responsive to the needs of students, parents, and the Newark community at large, where scholars are college and career ready, globally aware, and fully equipped to lead in an evolving society.
Our Motto: It Takes A Whole Village To Raise A Child Description The Marion P. Thomas Charter School (MPTCS) is the largest independently- operated free public charter school in Newark, NJ. MPTCS was established in 1999 by a group of individuals who were born and raised in Newark and wanted to provide the best possible educational experience for the next generation of Newarkers. MPTCS is the largest community school in Newark, reflecting both its student population and the community it serves. Since 1999, MPTCS has grown from four classrooms to four campuses and now serves more than 1,300 students from Crayons to College. MPTCS offers a seamless educational experience giving Newark families the opportunity to stay within one school community throughout their primary and secondary educational journey. Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Our School believes that all people are entitled to equal employment opportunity. We follow state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination in hiring and employment. We do not discriminate against employees or applicants in violation of those laws. We do not discriminate against employees or applicants on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, age, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.