Accreditation & Recognition


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    Harlem Academy is a member of the New York State Association of Independent Schools. Harlem Academy was granted full accreditation in spring 2011, one year early, based on the strength of the school's program. The school successfully completed its decennial review in 2021.

External Evaluations

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  • Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children

    Harlem Academy has earned the Beau Biden Foundation's Shield of Protection, recognizing the school's best practices related to youth protection policies, procedures, and programming.
  • Charity Navigator

    Harlem Academy has a four-star rating from Charity Navigator for financial management and transparency.
  • GuideStar

    Harlem Academy has GuideStar's platinum seal of transparency, demonstrating its commitment to sharing results.
  • New York Times Nonprofit Excellence Awards

    The school received the 2011 gold award, recognizing best practices in nonprofit management.

Other Associations

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  • Early Steps

    Harlem Academy is a member of Early Steps, an organization that partners with families and schools to increase racial diversity in New York City’s independent schools.
  • Schools That Can

    Harlem Academy is a member of Schools That Can, a national network of high-performing schools in underserved areas.
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Harlem Academy is an independent school (grades K-8) that 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.