Recent Blog Postings

Recent Blog Postings

Posted by Malik Middleton ’18 on Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Every spring, Harlem Academy’s eighth grade class visits Washington, D.C. to meet with some of our nation’s leaders. The four-day trip gives our students a tangible way to reflect on our country’s past and present – and to consider their role in its future. Here, one eighth grader shares his inspiring experience meeting Congressman John Lewis. Even before my classmates and I arrived at Congressman John Lewis’ office, I knew it would be an experience I’d never forget. However, I didn’t...
Tags: leadership, middle school, trips
Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2018
“I hugged a legend!” exclaimed eighth grader Malik Middleton. He was talking about Congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis, who met with our eighth-grade class earlier this month during their trip to Washington, D.C. “It was so humbling to meet someone who actually did what we read about in history books and still contributes to the world we live in now,” said Malik. The excitement on his face and enthusiasm in his voice as he recalled the visit illustrates the impact of Harlem Academy’s...
Tags: trips, history, U.S. history
Posted on Tuesday, February 27, 2018
One painting can evoke many interpretations. That was the lesson members of our visual arts elective learned on a recent visit to the Brooklyn Museum to view the One Basquiat exhibit. Untitled by Jean-Michel Basquiat “Our visual arts elective gives these budding young artists a chance to explore different mediums of art and channel their creativity,” said Mrs. Ashley Barnett, who leads the elective. “Art connects to our creed because it requires you to be bold and creative. We encourage our...
Tags: trips
Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2016
zSixth graders kicked things off by working together to build a group marble run.
Each October, Harlem Academy middle school students head to Princeton-Blairstown Center for a 3-day overnight trip filled with team-building exercises, physical challenges, and outdoor educational activities. It’s a chance for students to get out of the city they know so well and into the wilderness. For many students, it’s their first time doing something like this. But by eighth grade, they take pride in growing familiar with all that nature has in store. Through the experience, they...
Tags: middle school, trips
Posted on Friday, June 12, 2015
Students work on building an automated watering system for plants out of discarded computer parts.
Students work on building an automated watering system for plants out of discarded computer parts.  The Harlem Academy middle school recently traveled to Troy, N.Y., to spend three days on campus at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The annual visit, called Collaboration for Innovation, is intended to inspire students in the STEM disciplines. Students have the opportunity to work with professors, visit the Hirsch Observatory, stay overnight in college dorms, and hear current Rensselaer...
Tags: middle school, STEM, college, trips
Posted on Monday, April 7, 2014
Harlem Academy fourth graders perform an experiment about surface tension on a penny for Dr. Jackson.
Harlem Academy fourth graders perform an experiment about surface tension on a penny for Dr. Jackson. Time magazine dubbed Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson as, “perhaps the ultimate role model for women in science.” She is the president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, former chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and the first African-American woman to earn a doctorate from MIT. For Harlem Academy, Dr. Jackson has been a long-time supporter and a partner in the growth of our science...
Tags: science, trips, STEM