Dear New Rochelle Community:
The City School District of New Rochelle Board of Education has approved the relocation of its alternative high school, Huguenot Academy, to leased space at Monroe College’s New Rochelle campus. The relocation of the Academy, currently located next to the library at New Rochelle High School, will provide more spacious accommodations for faculty and students and open up partnership opportunities with Monroe College.
The new space, at 140 Huguenot St., was selected for its location, accessibility, amenities, and potential. The 16,500-square-foot space has potential for Huguenot Academy enrollment to grow from its current 72 students to 200. Areas will include space for core classes, physical education, computer labs, study hall, and a multipurpose room. Meals will be provided by the school district’s food services department.
“Finding a suitable home for Huguenot Academy has been a school district priority for a long time,” said City School District of New Rochelle Superintendent Jonathan Raymond. “After visiting several possible sites, I’m very pleased that we were able to identify and secure this outstanding educational facility.” He added, “Our students, faculty, and staff will enjoy an enriching environment conducive to teaching and learning, and benefit from being co-located on a college campus.”
Monroe College awards associate and bachelor’s degrees and operates a main campus in the Bronx. Academic partnerships with the college are being explored, and the site’s proximity to businesses and public transportation should be advantageous to students seeking part-time jobs.
“We are delighted to provide a home for the Huguenot Academy on our campus,” said Marc Jerome, President of Monroe College. “We have been a proud member of the New Rochelle community for nearly 40 years and are happy to share our classroom facilities so that in-person learning can resume for these deserving students.”
Now that the Board of Education has approved the lease at Monroe College through June 30, 2023, details of the transition, and timing of when classes will begin at the new location, will soon be finalized and communicated with the students and families affected.