Mission: To operate a pre-k to 8th grade urban public charter school which provides a superior education for children who are culturally, economically and socially at risk of academic failure.
Programs: Eastside charter school operates a pre-k to 8th grade urban public charter school serving 446 students in northeast wilmington, delaware, one of the poorest areas in the state. About 87% of the students qualify for free or reduced lunch under federal guidelines. The school's goals are to prepare students to be critical thinkers, to instill in them a love of learning, and to shape them as productive, contributing members of society. Among the strategies implemented to accomplish these goals are smaller classes (average less than 20 per classroom), individual attention to each child's academic needs, a longer school day, a longer school year, school uniforms, free breakfast and lunch for all, focus on positive character and behavior traits, and firm and consistent discipline policies. In addition, in 2015-2016 eastside charter completed its first full year of management of charter school of new castle (f/k/a family foundations academy) which began in january 2015. Eastside created a central office of 7 individuals to help manage both schools. Charter school of new castle is a k - 8 urban charter school with 805 students.