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Posted by on Thursday, June 13, 2019
Producing a magazine takes a lot of work, and Harlem Academy students are up to the task – especially when that magazine acknowledges a major milestone in their lives. Moving Up! is a celebration of our fourth-graders’ transition to fifth grade. It marks their accomplishment while honing critical planning, collaboration, and writing skills that will serve them well in fifth grade and beyond. Every year, the fourth-grade class spends six weeks creating the magazine from cover to cover, with Read more...
Posted by on Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Will listening to a fast song make your pulse race? That was the question on eighth-grader Justice Dandridge’s mind as she began working on her independent science project. Earlier this month, Justice and fellow eighth-graders presented their experiments at Harlem Academy’s second annual science fair. Our science program focuses on teaching students to understand and apply the scientific method with increasing independence. By the time they reach eighth grade, students are ready to conceive Read more...
Posted by on Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Dear Friends:  I am pleased to announce the launch of Future Leaders: The Capital Campaign for Harlem Academy, a $30 million campaign to fund construction of a permanent campus in Central Harlem. In 2004, this school was just the seed of an idea. With your help, what began as 12 children in a church basement is now 125 students in first through eighth grade.  Today, Harlem Academy is recognized nationally for its best practices. Our students show tremendous growth, with graduates moving on Read more...
Posted by on Friday, May 3, 2019
Thank you for making Harlem Academy’s Spring Benefit such a success. Last night, more than 400 guests joined us at the Pierre, raising over $1 million toward scholarships and opening the door for promising students to fulfill their dreams. In his keynote address, Trustee W. Graham Cole shared what makes our students so special: “Our students have the intellectual power, the ambition, the desire to learn, and the strength of character that warrant opportunity in a nation that has always Read more...
Posted by on Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Eighth-grader David Fabian recalls barely being able to contain his excitement when he looked down at the item on his desk. “I had been waiting for that moment for weeks,” he says about the long-anticipated seventh-grade science class. “We were actually going to dissect a brain!” A sheep’s brain, to be exact. It was the culminating assignment in Harlem Academy’s innovative partnership with the Columbia University Department of Neuroscience, which brings scientists into the classroom to lead a Read more...
Posted by on Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Heart, Soul, charged with emotion. It cannot be seen, only heard. Always inside you. Immense, deafening tidal waves explode all around me into existence. Spreading along the scene filled with action around me.  When you open your mouth and let your inner you speak out into the deaf world around you, when you crunch down on a kernel of cereal, they are always there. Sometimes they become even more than waves. They become memories, like a huge impact accompanied with screeching metal, and the Read more...
Posted by on Wednesday, April 10, 2019
I’m from the dark Bronx, illicit and glowing. Where all I eat is simmering ketchup, salty, bacon, egg, and cheese, teeth muscles chomping, mouth watering. I’m from Mayaguez, Puerto Rico where the crystal clear water is perfect, but also my purple pulpo, salty white carrucho, and cheesy yellow sorullos take me back. I’m from set tables of rice and beans every night and divine ice cream from Rex Cream, just a hint of spice to the mix.  Don't forget about mom's chicken and pig feet, slimy and Read more...
Posted by on Monday, March 25, 2019
Tara Eagan ‘12 found her voice at Harlem Academy and she’s using it to make a positive difference at her new home, the University of Rochester. Tara came to Harlem Academy with great potential but little experience grappling with advanced academics. It didn’t take her long to catch on and by eighth grade she was earning standardized test scores at the 92nd percentile.   However, Tara acquired more than a transformational education during her time with us; she also gained the confidence to be Read more...
Posted by on Monday, March 18, 2019
When Ariana Phillips ’17 has a goal, nothing will stop her from achieving it. Whether it’s starting a new club at school, learning Russian, or overcoming a challenge, this Andover sophomore continues to live our creed every day. I Take Opportunities to Lead Earlier this year, Ariana started her school’s first photography club, The Andover Edition, which melds her long-standing interest in photography with fashion and social media. She and other members photograph Andover students for the Read more...
Posted by Mariah Bell '13 on Wednesday, January 9, 2019
brooklyn museum
What do Japanese food, the Louis Armstrong House Museum, the Stonewall National Monument, an Ecuadorian restaurant, and the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum have in common? All are among the many places Harlem Academy middle schoolers recently chose to visit on ReExplore NYC Day. Every year before winter break, fifth- through eighth-graders are split into groups and tasked with designing their own day-long field trip as part of Harlem Academy’s ReExplore NYC program. Although Read more...

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