Neighborhood Charter Schools are high performing, free and public schools. Opened in August 2012 in Harlem, NCS provides a rich, challenging K-8 program that cultivates the intellectual, social and emotional development of each child. We are proud of our fully-inclusive program for high functioning children with autism spectrum disorders which serves approximately 15% of our student body.
NCS: Harlem at a Glance
After School Hours
4pm – 5:30pm
Todd Soper is the K-5 Principal at NCSH. Mr. Soper enters his 13th year in education. During his teaching, he taught 1st, 4th and 5th grades; all subjects. He started at NCS in 2018. During his tenure, Mr. Soper has served as Academic Dean, ELA Coordinator, K-4 Assistant Principal, K-5 School Director and now as Principal. Mr. Soper holds a Master’s of Education Degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from the University of Oklahoma. Mr. Soper enjoys supporting teachers and staff in creating positive learning environments and experiences for our scholars! On the weekends, Mr. Soper enjoys yoga, hiking, spending time with friends or family and reading (send along any great book recommendations!).
Kara Singleton is the Principal of NCSH Middle School. It is her first year at Neighborhood Charter school and her fourteenth year in education. Principal Singleton is a former English teacher, after years of teaching in the classroom she ventured into school leadership. She has been a school leader for six years. She holds a Master’s Degree in Literacy from Columbia University,Teachers College and a Bachelor’s degree in English from Howard University. Principal Singleton is committed to equity and believes quality educational experiences have the power to change lives. In every endeavor she strives to encourage and inspire greatness.
NCS:Harlem After School Program
We are proud to offer a free after-school program ran by NCSH staff from 4:00-5:30pm. We offer homework help, a healthy snack, and creative enrichment activities. Spots are available on a first come, first served basis.