In 2014, Harlem Academy’s board of trustees purchased a half-acre lot on St. Nicholas Avenue, in the heart of the communities we serve. It is easily accessible by public transportation, and located near historic landmarks, parks, Harlem School of the Arts, and City College.
The new campus is being designed pro bono by Rafael Viñoly Architects whose extraordinary educational spaces include the mathematics building at Oxford University, the Spitzer School of Architecture at City College, the campus expansion at Rockefeller University, and NYU’s campus in the Middle East.
Why a Permanent Home?
A new home will allow us to triple the student body, building on the success of our first decade and sustaining an even stronger program into the future.
The expanded will provide students with dedicated science labs, strong technology, and space for athletics, arts, and more. A state of the art library will be at the heart of the building, offering a calm and inspiring space for students to read, write, conduct research, and collaborate. Indoor and outdoor space will balance intellectual and physical activity, structured and unstructured time, hard work and play.
The permanent campus represents the next chapter in Harlem Academy’s evolution, ensuring the school's impact for generations to come.