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Posted by on Thursday, November 19, 2020
Imaginative, colorful, and inspiring student projects that would normally line the walls of Harlem Academy continue to be as creative and thoughtful as ever in our distance learning format. Whether crafting a traditional essay or building a campaign poster using graphic design software, our students are up to the task.
Posted by on Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Three months ago, 655 St. Nicholas Avenue was just an empty lot. Now foundation work on our new schoolhouse is nearly complete, concrete structural walls are going up, and steel will be on-site by the end of the month.   The site of Harlem Academy’s future campus is transformed a little more each day – and we’re excited to share the journey with you. Check out this time-lapse footage (below) of progress to date, and come back to see the live feed from our website anytime.   As Read more...
Posted by on Monday, November 2, 2020
Harlem Academy alumni are making their voices heard in the fight for social justice and equity, continuing to exercise the leadership skills they developed as students here. We caught up with a few of these young activists to hear how they are effecting change in their communities and making their mark on the world. A Safe Space for Students Arielle Benjamin ’17, a junior at Spence, is advocating for students of color at independent schools in New York City. Earlier this year, she connected Read more...
Posted by on Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Earlier this year, Harlem Academy alumna Taneyah Jolly ‘16 shared wonderful news: her acceptance to Princeton University. “When I found out I got into Princeton, I was so excited,” she says. “It took a while for it to fully set in.” Taneyah had set the bar high since enrolling at Harlem Academy in fifth grade and really pushed herself when she was a student here – something her mother says stems from our rigorous curriculum and dedicated teachers. “Taneyah didn’t get the attention she needed Read more...
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Posted by on Tuesday, October 13, 2020
As schools in New York City grapple with reopening, and inequities in access to quality education deepen, Harlem Academy has taken the lead on both counts. Our mission to drive equity of opportunity is more critical than ever. Harlem Academy’s pandemic response is a fully virtual model, with most students learning from home and about 25 students accessing instruction on-site. We are taking every measure to ensure that our students continue to thrive at the highest academic levels.     Read more...
Posted by on Monday, September 21, 2020
Harlem Academy's students, families, and teachers have shown incredible determination during these challenging times – and the results speak for themselves.    There were many more points of pride for us this past year, and we're eager to share them with you. Please read our progress report to learn more about what we have accomplished.         < Previous    |    ​All Blogs  |   Next >  
Posted by on Monday, August 31, 2020
  Dear Friends,   Today marks Harlem Academy’s 17th opening day!   Our mission to guide students to thrive at the highest academic levels and one day make a mark on the world was on full display – even though classes were held remotely with only a few small pods of students working from school.   Our COVID-19 Response Plan focuses on safety, wellness, academic growth, and partnership, and I’m so proud of how our students, teachers, families, and staff worked together to ensure a successful Read more...
Posted by on Tuesday, August 4, 2020
We have exciting news! Yesterday, we officially broke ground at 655 St. Nicholas Avenue, the site of Harlem Academy’s permanent home.   The five-story, 29,000-square-foot building will expand the school's impact to more students and strengthen our program. It will feature a library to match our extraordinary reading culture, flexible classrooms with strong technology, a multipurpose space, and dedicated outdoor spaces for learning, play, and sports. Located in the heart of the communities we Read more...
Posted by Jade Morton-Alexander ‘16 on Thursday, June 25, 2020
I came to Harlem Academy as a shy first grader, and being able to spend all eight years there has made a big difference in my life. My teachers always encouraged me to challenge myself. And they did it in a way that made me feel accepted for who I was. My shyness was never treated as a negative; they simply helped me gain the confidence to come out of my shell. When you spend years in a school community that is so supportive, it’s normal to wonder if high school will be the same. I’ll admit Read more...
Posted by on Thursday, June 18, 2020
Yesterday we celebrated our ninth commencement, and although we couldn’t be together physically, our virtual graduation was filled with boundless joy and pride for our students’ achievements. The bond Harlem Academy eighth graders have built as a class was on display as they shared heartfelt introductions of one another, culminating in a presentation of diplomas to graduates by their families at home.  A highlight of the ceremony was the Lower School Chorus' moving rendition of “Lift Every Read more...

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