Campus Project

Campus Project

Harlem Academy’s new campus will expand the school's impact to more students and strengthen its program. It will feature a library to match our extraordinary reading culture, flexible classrooms with strong technology, a multipurpose space, and dedicated outdoor spaces for learning, play, and sports. 

Who is on the project team?

Architecture Firm - Perkins Eastman
Construction Manager - EW Howell
Project Manager - Lehrer Cumming

What is the construction timeline?

  • Site mobilization - July 2020
  • Groundbreaking - August 2020
  • Foundations - November 2020
  • Steel superstructure - April 2021 
  • Interior framing, plumbing, electric, HVAC - June 2021
  • Exterior facade, masonry, windows, and doors - September 2021
  • Interior finishes and play yard - November 2021
  • Completion - December 2021

What will the building look like?

We are building a five-story, 29,000 square-foot facility on the northern half of the lot.

    What grades will be served?

    In our first year, we will serve grades 1-8 and expand to serve kindergarten through grade 8. To learn more about Harlem Academy, take a look at our results and our latest magazine

      How can I apply for admission?

      Harlem Academy is accepting applications for admission online. Click here to learn more about how to apply.

      What communication with neighborhood associations has taken place?

      Harlem Academy looks forward to joining its new community! Our team has met with many community members and organizations throughout the planning process, and we look forward to working in close collaboration with community partners moving forward. Please reach out to to receive updates or to learn more.

        What are you doing to ensure the project is respectful of the neighbors?

        Our team will be taking every precaution to minimize disruptions. Soil stockpiles will be covered and sprayed with water to minimize dust. In addition, vibration monitoring will be in place to measure actual levels and ensure they remain within allowable limits.

        What are the hours of construction?

        Construction hours are weekdays 7 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

        How is the construction site security being managed?

        A full-time security guard will be on site 24 hours per day.


        Should you have any concerns or questions now or at any point during the project, please reach out to our project team at (link sends e-mail) or to Leonard Smith, Finance Director, at (212) 348-2600 x 302. These inquiries will be answered as soon as possible. (Other non-emergency reports should be directed to 311 and emergencies to 911.)

        To learn more about our Future Leaders: The Capital Campaign for Harlem Academy and how you can get involved, please reach out to Development Director, Katie Steinbach, at (link sends e-mail) or (212) 348-2600 ext. 305.