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Middlesex County STEM Charter School is:

  • A public school serving grades Kindergarten through 8.
  • Open to all students who reside in the City of Perth Amboy.
  • Free to all students and families.
  • A replication of the Central Jersey College Prep Charter School, a recipient of the 2016 Blue-Ribbon Award, cjcollegeprep.org

The mission of the Middlesex County STEM Charter School is to provide rigorous science, technology, engineering, and math curricula in a diverse and nurturing environment to spark students’ interest at early ages in STEM careers.

Our mission is delivered through a meticulously engineered educational ecosystem, where we purposefully nurture our students' intellectual, social, and emotional growth, as set forth in our comprehensive vision statement.  

MCSCS Vision Statement

Middlesex County STEM Charter School (MCSCS) operates as a dynamic hub where education is a catalyst for profound transformation. Our unwavering commitment centers on equitable access and rigorous educational objectives, specifically aimed at mitigating the disparity in achievement and opportunity, cultivating 21st-century competencies, and fostering cognitive, social, and emotional maturation.

Safety is paramount in our school community. We are champions of a secure learning environment, one where students can concentrate on academics and innovate without fear. We encourage and support all of our students as they embark on a journey of holistic, personal growth.

At MCSCS, we place a strong emphasis on cultivating resilience, empathy, and self-awareness among our students. These foundational life skills enable our learners to confidently navigate complex challenges and adapt to the ever-changing environment in the 21st century.

Our rigorous and relevant curriculum revolves around executing inclusive STEM-focused, college-prep instructional practices. This framework ensures that every student, regardless of their socio-economic background, gains equitable entry to a high-caliber STEM education. Our inclusive ethos actively seeks to eliminate disparities while stimulating the fullest potential within each student.

Our commitment to STEM education extends beyond the classroom walls, encompassing comprehensive college preparation and broader life readiness. We equip our graduates not only with deep STEM knowledge but also with a skill set and knowledge base that empowers them to become valuable contributors to their broader communities.

Foremost in our vision is the cultivation of social responsibility within every MCSCS graduate. Our aim is for these individuals to become proactive agents of positive societal change. Our graduates leave our institution with a strong commitment to making a positive impact on society, recognizing their significant role in shaping a better future for all.


1- Is there an eligibility requirement to apply and to enroll?

There is no eligibility requirement to apply. Any student who is eligible to attend Perth Amboy public schools is eligible to attend Middlesex County STEM Charter School.

2- What documents does Middlesex County STEM Charter School require for enrollment?

Middlesex County STEM Charter School requires the same documents for enrollment as public elementary schools in Perth Amboy require.

3- Does Middlesex County STEM Charter School offer transportation services?

Yes. Students who attend Middlesex County STEM Charter School and reside in Perth Amboy City will receive FREE transportation services. Parents of students who reside outside of Perth Amboy City will have to provide transportation for their child(ren).

4- Does Middlesex County STEM Charter School offer special education services?

Yes. MCSCS offers special education services. Being a public school, Middlesex County STEM Charter School follows all applicable New Jersey regulations, Individual with Disabilities Education Act, and Section 504 with respect to special education services in public schools.

5- Does Middlesex County STEM Charter School offer services for English Language Learners?

Yes. Middlesex County STEM Charter School offers the English as a Second Language (ESL) programs. Being a public school, Middlesex County STEM Charter School complies with the New Jersey Department of Education regulations pertaining to the ESL services.

6- Does Middlesex County STEM Charter School give enrollment preference to siblings?

Yes. Middlesex County STEM Charter School gives enrollment preference to siblings. If a sibling wins the lottery to enroll the school, the other sibling(s) are also eligible to enroll. Parents are still required to submit an application for each sibling by March 1, 2019. There will be open/rolling enrollment after March 1st or after the waitlist exhausted based on the space availability in grades.

7- How will the parents of students who win the lottery to enroll be informed of the registration procedure?

Middlesex County STEM Charter School will inform the parents via email and phone calls. Enrollment procedure for MCSCS are the same as those for traditional public schools. Parents will be asked to submit documents between Monday, March 14 – Monday, March 28, 2022, to complete the enrollment process. Any remaining seats that are not filled with the students who win the lottery will be filled with students from the wait list.


[1] New Jersey Department of Education. (2016). Taxpayers’ Guide to Education Spending 2016. Retrieved from http://www.state.nj.us/cgi-bin/education/csg/dist.pl.


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