MORRISTOWN, NJ - Kindergartners think in fun and creative ways. They use words to argue and try to reason with people. Learning to read and write happens easily when fostered in the right environment.  At Unity Charter School, which is part of Columbia University’s Readers and Writers Project, it happens “organically” of course.   

The workshop model used at Unity is a teaching approach that invites students to write by making the process a meaningful part of the classroom curriculum. Students are exposed to the organization and thought required to create a story or write about a favorite topic. Because they are allowed to choose the topic, students are motivated to create and complete works to read to classmates. In kindergarten children also enjoy telling stories, jokes, and riddles and this fondness is fostered daily.  Classes are conducted through live-action role-playing games. This methodology has shown to promote curiosity, creativity and verbose vocabulary development.

“With hands-on learning what we have seen in the past three years, is exponential growth in our literacy development and standardized scores, without compromising play and curiosity in our children,” said Executive Director Connie Sanchez. 

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 “One thing that makes our school unique is that our teachers understand that children learn by doing, not by being “told”,” added Jennifer Carcich, Unity’s Academic Interventionist.  “The immersive and interactive learning environment we see in our classrooms is an experience we read about happening in high achieving European countries according to the National Center on Education and The Economies,” she went on to share.


Unity is a truly special place. We believe that learning spans beyond textbooks and that education is most valuable when it prepares students to face the real-world challenges of today and tomorrow. At Unity, we foster a culture of creativity, innovation, and change that inspires a future generation of thinkers and doers, just as they inspire us.

Unity Charter School is a tuition-free, public school in Morris Township that offers a unique approach to education for students from Kindergarten to 8th Grade throughout New Jersey. Enrollment is open to all New Jersey residents.

Unity Charter School will be hosting Open Houses:

December 4th, 2019: 9:00 am & 7:00 pm

February 20, 2020: 7:00 pm