Admissions FAQs

List of 6 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. What grades do you serve?

    We serve kindergarten through eighth grade.
  • Q. What is the application deadline?

    Family application forms are due by December 1. Key dates are outlined for each grade on the following pages: kindergartengrades 1-5, grade 6, and grades 7-8.
  • Q. Do all Harlem Academy families live in Harlem?

    While the majority of our students come from Harlem, the Bronx, and Washington Heights, we also have students from Queens, Brooklyn, and the tri-state area. 
  • Q. Does the school really serve families of all economic backgrounds?

    Yes, we focus on educational opportunity for low-income families and build each class with economic diversity.
  • Q. When will we be notified as to our actual tuition fee?

    The finance director works closely with accepted families to review financial documents and determine the family’s tuition commitment. Additional financial documents are not requested until a family has been accepted.
  • Q. Is Harlem Academy a private school?

    Yes, Harlem Academy is a private school accredited by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). 
Harlem Academy
655 St. Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY, 10030

P (212) 348-2600
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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.