A world-class, science-focused public high school known as Liberty Science Center High School will soon begin construction within SciTech Scity in Jersey City. The high school is currently being developed under a public-private partnership consisting of the City of Jersey City, County if Hudson, Hudson County Schools of Technology, and Liberty Science Center.
Liberty Science Center High School will be adjacent to the Liberty Science Center. The school will provide a comprehensive education with a focus on science, technology, engineering and math courses. Students will also have the opportunity to a work education program with more than 200 technology startup companies.
“Partnering with the county, we’re creating an unparalleled opportunity for hundreds of students each year by disrupting the status quo and acting as a catalyst to promote future scientists, inventors, and entrepreneurs in a one-of-a-kind setting that will become a sought-after destination for inspiration and innovation,” said Mayor Fulop. “Liberty Science Center High School will be a key asset interwoven into all SciTech Scity and will offer with internships, innovators, entrepreneurs, and scientists coming together to create a hub for learning and creation.”
Liberty Science Center plans to break ground on SciTech Scity this year. The first phase, which includes Edge Works, is expected to open in 2023. Edge Works will feature 100,000 square feet of research labs, studio space, open workspaces, and a conference center. There is no expected date of completion for Liberty Science Center High School.