Hudson County Schools of Technology
liberty science high

STEM-themed magnet high school planned for Jersey City, N.J.

Nov. 18, 2020
Liberty Science High School will be part of the Liberty Science Center’s SciTech Scity development.

The Hudson County (N.J.) Schools of Technology has announced a private-public partnership that will build a STEM-themed magnet high school in Jersey City.

The Hudson Reporter says Liberty Science High School will be part of the Liberty Science Center’s SciTech Scity development.

“We are revolutionizing what public education can accomplish, and this partnership with the county is a significant step toward our vision of creating an ecosystem of innovation to educate and inspire future entrepreneurs and scientists,” says Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop.

The high school will be built next to the Liberty Science Center and will provide 400 Hudson County students with a curriculum centered on science, technology, engineering, and math.

Paul Hoffman, president of the Liberty Science Center, says students will have access to the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium as well as internships and mentorships with onsite startups.

The Hudson County Schools of Technology will oversee operations of the school and will consult with the Liberty Science Center on program development, curriculum, and hiring of staff.

The Hudson County Improvement Authority will be the project developer to construct the school.

SciTech Scity is a planned 30-acre innovation site for students, innovators, entrepreneurs, and scientists.

The campus will include Edge Works, which will provide nearly 100,000 square feet of research labs, private studios, open work spaces, and a conference center.

The Scholars Village will consist of residential housing for innovators, scientists, entrepreneurs, STEM graduate students, and their families.

A Public Commons will include a five-acre outdoor park, events plaza, and other facilities to drive STEM innovation and job creation.

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