LION Facts


of our students agree that LION teachers expect their best “all the time”

LION Facts

For five years in a row, LION Elementary School has been designated a No Place for Hate School, working with students to understand the importance of character, community, and conflict resolution.


All of our 8th grade students take high school level courses, putting them on the path to college success. They also take three regents exams, including United States History, Algebra 1, and Living Environment (Biology).


Our Class of 2019 includes 3 Ivy League acceptances, including a competitive Martin Luther King Scholar Program scholarship, and prestigious Dell Scholarship.

Alumni Roar

Adriana Toribio

“Being a first-generation student, I was looking forward to Commencement more than anything. It was more then just a ceremony for me; It was recognizing all the hard work I put in through my four years. It was showing me that I was more than a statistic within the Latinx community. Graduating helped me prove that even though I did not have access to opportunities other people may have, I did my best with what I did have.”

Alumni Roar

Oscar Menendez

“LION taught me the importance of being assertive and having the courage to speak up in class. They also made me believe that I have the potential to do great things. LION’s five words (Leadership, Integrity, Courage, Curiosity, Concern), and five principles (Humility, Conscience, Truth, Brother’s Keeper, Destiny) made an enormous difference in my transition…”

Lion Success story

Chris Brito

“To give you a little background about who I am… I was raised in the Bronx, more importantly the Hunts Point Community. This community just so happened to be the same place where LION Charter School opened its doors.

As you see me standing in front of you today pursuing my bachelor’s degree in economics with a 3.6 GPA, Comptroller for the Student Association at the University at Albany, Treasurer for the UAlbany Association of Latino Professionals for America student chapter, Chair of the appropriations committee, as well as an Educational Opportunity Program tutor… none of this would have been possible without the support of LION as well as the College Relief fund.” – Chris Brito, LION Class of 2016

Once a Lion, Always a Lion! Thank you everyone.

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