Harlem Academy drives equity of opportunity for promising students, guiding them to thrive at the highest academic levels and one day make a mark on the world. Most students enter with scores at the 70th-85th percentile nationally – too high to receive attention at public or charter schools and too low to gain admission to the city’s selective programs.


Harlem Academy is an independent (or private) school but one that is committed to meritocracy and upward mobility. Tuition is set on a sliding scale, and no family is turned away for an inability to pay.


We serve 125 students in grades one through eight with a focus on rigorous intellectual engagement, character development, and family partnership. During their time at Harlem Academy, students experience tremendous growth, preparing them to compete at the nation’s top secondary schools and ultimately to succeed in any endeavor they pursue.

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