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Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Harlem Academy students’ poems were among 12 selected by celebrated author Jacqueline Woodson for display at the New York Botanical Garden’s Chihuly sculpture exhibit. Chosen from a pool of more than 150 Tri-State area submissions, the poems were evaluated using no identifying information, so each had to stand on merit alone. Winning poems came from independent schools, charter schools, and traditional public schools, but HA was the only school with multiple winners.           The New York...
Posted on Friday, September 15, 2017
Seventh grader Adonis Beckford was one of four Harlem Academy students selected among just twelve poems included in the Chihuly exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden.Standing among the Dale Chihuly glass sculptures at the New York Botanical Garden, Harlem Academy seventh grader Adonis Beckford approaches the podium and recites his poem, “Sapphire Star.” He and three other Harlem Academy students had been selected as winners of a poetry competition pairing young voices with the artist’s glass...
Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2017
“Who wants to share an example of taking initiative from this past week?” asks Alexis Viele to her circle of third-grade students. Hands shoot into the air. “I kept being late for school because I slept too late,” shares one boy, “so I showed initiative by asking my mom to get me my own alarm clock. Now I wake up early and I’ve been on time to school every day this week.” “At the start of the year, I didn’t have all my materials ready before class,” says another girl. “It was bothering me,...
Posted on Thursday, September 1, 2016
Recent Harlem Academy graduate, Malik, was the only student from NYC to place in the Dupont Science Challenge.
Malik was the only student from NYC to place in the DuPont Science Challenge. Recent graduate Malik Figaro '16 was recognized with honorable mention in the DuPont Challenge Science Essay Competition for his research paper he wrote while attending Harlem Academy.  The competition is one of the foremost science contests for K-12 students, receiving more than 9,000 submissions.  Students are asked to write a 700- to 1,000-word essay in one of four categories: food, energy, protection, and...
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Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Revising sentences and paragraphs helps students develop their own voices.
Lower school creative writing reinforces core skills while cultivating originality and personal voice. Revising sentences and paragraphs helps students develop their own voices. Perched on the “author’s chair,” a fourth grade student finishes reading his poem aloud. He looks up at his classmates sitting on the floor around him who begin to comment. “I liked how detailed your description was,” says one. “It really helped me imagine your feelings.”  Another adds, “I wonder if you could use...