Recent Blog Postings

Recent Blog Postings

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...
Tags: advisory, middle school
Posted on Monday, January 12, 2015
middle school girl writing
Recent research at Stanford and NYU shows that just the fear of being stereotyped can have a measurable impact on student performance. In his groundbreaking book "Whistling Vivaldi," Stanford professor Dr. Claude Steele shows that introducing students to a diverse group of adult role models can moderate the negative effects of these anxieties. Last spring Harlem Academy introduced a unit called “Mitigating Stereotype Threat” into our advisory program. Drawing on the experience of successful...
Tags: middle school, advisory
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014
three boys sit outside at lunch
High School Week challenges eighth graders with the expectations of a secondary school schedule. During High School Week, students are allowed to leave campus and eat lunch wherever they like, as long as they return on time for class. As a middle school student transitions into high school, self-direction is essential. Last spring, we piloted a week-long program called High School Week to ensure our eighth grade students feel poised in their academic abilities and organization skills as...
Tags: secondary school, advisory