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School Announcements


Enrollment Applications For 2019-2020 School Year Are Being Accepted Until April 1st.

Lottery deadline: April 1, 2019.
To apply online, please visit:


Application for Pupil Transportation Must Be Submitted by April 1st.

Click here to download and print the official Application for Public Transportation for Residents of the City of Rochester for Non-Public Schools. 

School News

Letter to Parents About the Regents Exams

Dear Parents/Guardians, Please remember the following; If your child is scheduled to take the Regents exam on one or more of the following dates; Tuesday, January 22nd, Wednesday, January 23rd, Thursday, January 24th, or Friday, January 25th they will be provided...

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Board of Trustees Meetings Dates for 2019

The Eugenio Maria de Hostos Charter School Board of Trustees has updated the dates for their meetings in 2019. You can always visit the Board of Trustees calendar page to view and download the calendar as a PDF document. All Board of Trustees meetings take place on...

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PTO Dates to Remember 2018 – 2019

All the following events will take place at the Zimbrich Campus unless otherwise specified. October 25th: English as a new Language / Performing Arts Presentation October 27th: Dominoes Tournament November 15th: Food Matters Pop-up Store December 12th - 14th: White...

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School Life

We are proud to be EMHCS!

Eugenio María de Hostos Charter School takes pride in the 19 years of being an educational institution of excellence in our community. Our school provides new and innovative ways of learning. Each student is unique and therefore our teachers understand that the learning style of each child may differ, and our staff is equipped to help nourish those learning styles.

We are extremely proud of the talented pool of employees that we have serving our students. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that our students receive the best possible education, if a student is unable to learn the way we teach, then we will learn to teach the way the child can learn. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that every child has a quality education regardless of socioeconomic levels.

We appreciate the sense of family that has been fostered throughout the years and the commitment that you have in your child’s education. We are very excited about the expansion of our school to include 12th grade next year and have our first graduating class in 2020.

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Read From Our Students' Parents

“Hello! My name is Lakiescha Jones, parent of three EMHCS alumni. Jarron is now a senior at Notre Dame.
Jamir and Jaiviana are honor roll students at Aquinas.
My children wouldn’t be where they are today if it weren’t for my EMCHS Village. They helped my children excel at their own pace, never limiting them. They enabled them to enter Aquinas taking honors courses, as well as completing Spanish 3 by grade 10. They were engaging, consistent and caring.

The teachers at EMCHS worked with me when my children weren’t behaving or having issues with anything!! I was always a phone call or note away, keeping me informed of the positive and negative.
Loved the dance programs, providing them outlets at the end of the long school day!
Forever Grateful to My EMCHS Staff!!”

Lakiescha Jones

Community Partners

Eugenio María De Hostos
Charter School

Grades K-8
27 Zimbrich Street
Rochester, NY 14621
Phone: (585) 544-6170

Grades 9-11
1069 Joseph Avenue
Rochester, NY 14621
Phone: (585) 697-7115

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