The Paterson Arts and Science Charter School's (PASCS) mission is to provide the ideal environment for the intellectual and social development of its students by utilizing a combined effort of students, educators, families and the community as a whole.  PASCS fosters an atmosphere that promotes enthusiasm on the part of the teachers and students alike, through the challenging academic program, interesting co-curricular activities, and positive rewards for success, resulting in students who seek further challenges and have the desire to continue on the educational path.  At PASCS, students exhibit the love of learning to the extent of choosing challenging, even competitive academic activities.