Liberty Science Center High School is Coming to Jersey City

On November 10th, Mayor Fulop’s office issued a press release stating that he will the City is moving forward with the resolution put forward by Liberty Science Center {LSC} and the Hudson County Board of Education of the Hudson County Schools of Technology to establish a public-private partnership for a proposed Liberty Science High School that will be located within the new “SciTech Scity,” next to Liberty Science Center.

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The school campus will be 30-acres and will be nicknamed a “mini-city of the future,” according to the press release. It will be a technological hub for students, innovators, entrepreneurs, and scientists working towards fostering a strong community of education and innovation.

The school will offer skill-centric classes for students in grades 9-12. “Under the new collaboration, the Hudson County Schools of Technology will oversee operations at the new public county magnet high school to provide 400 science-talented high school students from across Hudson County with a unique opportunity for a curriculum centered on science, technology, engineering, and math {STEM} that will leverage a work education program around the 200+ technology startup companies and entrepreneurs that will call SciTech Scity home,” it stated.

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The City of Jersey City donated 12.5 acres to SciTech Scity and will provide financial assistance for school operating costs. LSC raised $27 million in donations for the campus, including $5 million for the public high school.

LSC will break ground on SciTech Scity in 2021 and open the first phase, including the Edge Works incubator, in 2023. The press release continued, “Edge Works will provide nearly 100,000 square feet of research labs, private studios, open workspaces, and a conference center. Also on site will be Scholars Village, a residential component for innovators, scientists, entrepreneurs, and their families.”

Mayor Fulop added, “We are revolutionizing what public education can accomplish, and this partnership with the county is a significant step towards our vision of creating an ecosystem of innovation to educate and inspire future entrepreneurs and scientists,” he said. “The students will also gain direct access to businesses onsite for unique internship opportunities to further cultivate their career paths. Overall, SciTech Scity will establish Jersey City as a worldwide destination for innovative forward-thinkers, bringing thousands of jobs and countless opportunities to our area.”

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