Founded on the belief that a strong school can transform a community.

PAVE opened its first school – PAVE Red Hook – in August 2008 serving 88 Kindergarten and 1st Grade scholars. Today, in its 12th year of operation, PAVE serves more than 800 Kindergarten – 8th grade scholars across 2 schools in New York and North Carolina.

PAVE’s Core Values

Perseverance

Achievement

Vibrance

Excellent Character

We never lose sight of our aspirations or give up, especially in the face of adversity. Every day is a new day.

We set high aspirations for both today and tomorrow. We understand that achievement is a product of every choice we make at each moment in the day. We build on our successes and failures—brick by brick.

We engage in our passions and celebrate our achievements. We live life with purpose and vigor. Our enthusiasm is evident and we encourage both others and ourselves.

We hold ourselves to the highest moral standards and are honest and respectful citizens and scholars. Our actions represent our families, our school, our community, and ourselves.

We partner with diverse and inclusive communities.

Across our more than 800 scholars, 82 percent are eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch Program (FRLP); 17 percent receive special education services; and 12 percent are English Language Learners (ELL). 96 percent are children of color.

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