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Liberty Science Center High School is Underway in Jersey City

by Victoria Marie Moyeno
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On November 10th, 2020, Mayor Fulop’s office issued a press release stating that 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 would be located within the new “SciTech Scity” campus next to Liberty Science Center. This week, developers have broken ground on the project.

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The school campus will be 30 acres and is designed to be 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.

SciTech Scity jersey city

SciTech Scity jersey city

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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.

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LSC broke ground on SciTech Scity in October 2021 in the first phase of construction that includes ‘Edge Works.’ 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.”

“As we break ground on SciTech Scity, we are entering a new era for Jersey City,” Mayor Fulop said. “[It is a project] that fosters collaborative innovation on a level that has never been done before to create a coveted science-based public education for our local youth as part of an all-encompassing progressive campus where entrepreneurs and scientists can thrive.”

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