We believe in developing the whole child!

Our School Philosophy


The mission at Mosaic Prep Academy is to foster a nurturing community that values social-emotional development for every child.  Through strong relationships and a commitment to integrity, we strive to provide an inclusive and supportive environment where children can excel academically.  We also work closely with families, to ensure access to mental health resources and community-based programs.  Together, we aim to empower our students to become compassionate and resilient individuals, prepared for success in an ever-changing world.



Our vision is to be a leading educational institution that transforms lives through a holistic approach to learning.  We envision a community where each child's social-emotional development is nurtured, empowering them to thrive academically and become compassionate, resilient individuals.  By fostering strong relationships, promoting integrity, and forging partnerships with families and the broader community, we aspire to create a safe and inclusive environment that equips students with the skills and mindset needed for success in an ever-changing world. 

Kids on a Trip

What is ENGAGEMENT at Mosaic Preparatory Academy?

At Mosaic Preparatory Academy, all scholars are intellectually engaged in content through well-designed learning tasks and activities that promote opportunities for curiosity and joy that speaks to the identity and culture of the community-driven by student choice and voice aligned to the state standards. Our goal is to empower our scholars to see themselves in a diverse world and influence sustainable change that promotes equity and social justice. 

 Instructional Focus

Teachers will engage in a series of professional development activities and work collaboratively to reflect, plan, and differentiate instruction based on student data that is engaging and motivating to scholars. The latter will develop grade-level proficiency in reading and writing across the curriculum and increase performance on state and local assessments in our scholars.

Mosaic was founded in 2009 by Dr. Lisette Caesar, who had a vision to create an equitable and inclusive school for the children of Harlem, a community that she loves so much and is dedicated too. An avid literacy advocate, she is devoted to connecting  books and authors with readers and she worked tirelessly to support families.