Repost: New charter school in Mount Vernon will be the first in a decade in Lower Hudson

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This article originally appeared in the The Journal News on February 14, 2022.


Intellectus Prep will be only the third charter school in the Lower Hudson Valley and the first to open in a decade. Other proposals collapsed under community opposition.

Kenyah Miller, a lifelong Queens resident, had decided she would create a new charter school in a community that needed one.

And she would move her growing family to that community while taking on the project.

A committed proponent of charter school education, she set her sights on Mount Vernon.

“Mount Vernon was a place I could identify with,” she said. “I had friends and extended family there. It had to be a community where (a charter school) made sense, and a community that wanted it.”

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