About Finn Academy

Our Mission

At Finn Academy: An Elmira Charter School, we will engage students deeply in the arts, music, and in daily fitness. We will emphasize the importance of college attendance. We will nurture the character traits of leadership, scholarship, reflection, kindness, perseverance, and aspiration. We will strategically partner with community resources to be a model of best practice in education to make a measureable difference in student learning. We seek to increase the number of college and career ready students our community launches into a life and a future – by better preparing them for the demands and rigor of high school.

Design Elements

  • Expeditionary Learning School
  • Extended Day and Year
  • STrEaM – Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, and Math
  • College Preparation • Wellness
  • Professional Learning and Teacher Support


Finn Academy Annual Report