Welcome to Harlem Academy

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  • We seek motivated, hard-working students (grades K–8) who are ready for rigorous academics and want to make a strong contribution to their school and community.

    If this sounds like a match for your family, we encourage you to start your application today.
We think it’s really important to challenge students at the highest levels and to have fun and enjoy learning. We act out the crazy plots of Shakespeare’s plays. We grapple with advanced problems in math lab. We fill our library with authors and characters that reflect the diversity of our school and world. We play chess. We dance. We sing. We challenge each other in sports and fitness. We explore New York City’s rich resources and regularly travel outside the city for day-long and overnight adventures.

Families come from Harlem, the Bronx, Washington Heights, and all across the tri-state area. Our extended day program (7:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.) offers time for extracurricular activities and parents and teachers to partner beyond the regular school day. The head of school meets regularly with families to discuss key issues, and most parents choose to volunteer in some way that fits their schedule. Our annual survey is completed by 90% of parents, and almost all of them give the school strong marks for meeting its mission. 

Harlem Academy provides full-need scholarships to all admitted students.
Since Harlem Academy is a private school, every family pays some tuition. However, the generous scholarship program means that the cost will be set at a level that can work in any budget. We promise that no family will ever be turned away for an inability to pay.
For a student who is doing well in his or her current school and shows the potential to take on greater challenge, we encourage you to start your application.

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Harlem Academy
655 St. Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY, 10030

P (212) 348-2600
F (212) 348-3500

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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.