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Posted by on Friday, January 9, 2015
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One of the questions we receive most often from prospective supporters and parents is why are we a private school and not a charter school? The short answer is that only as a private school does Harlem Academy have the flexibility to achieve its mission. We identify talented children and provide them with the advanced academics and character development they need to catch up with their peers from more affluent communities. Below is an in depth look at why we set Harlem Academy up as a private Read more...
Posted by 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 Read more...
Posted by 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 Read more...
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Posted by on Tuesday, January 21, 2014
The Mentor brothers at Harlem Academy's 2013 commencement.
We caught up with Joel and Tim Mentor - brothers and Harlem Academy graduates - to hear about life at Riverdale. ___
The Mentor brothers at Harlem Academy's 2013 commencement.
Talk to me about the start of this school year. Tim: I boil down sophomore year to it’s basically a harder freshman year with less energy. There’s less of that “I’m ready to try new things,” less of that new school excitement. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, it’s more that now I have to Read more...
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Posted by 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 Read more...
Posted by on Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Middle school students display both creepiness and joy as the Three Witches in “Macbeth.” Photo courtesy of the Classic Stage Company.
A performance-based unit draws middle school students into the works of William Shakespeare.
Middle school students display both creepiness and joy as the Three Witches in “Macbeth.” Photo courtesy of the Classic Stage Company.
“What’s Hermia thinking here?” Whitney Wood, middle school English teacher, asks the the sixth graders seated around her. They pause their line-reading of Shakespeare’s "A Midsummer Night’s Dream." “Hermia doesn’t want to marry Demetrius,” Read more...
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Posted by on Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Bich, Thomas, Toporek
Harlem Academy is pleased to welcome Bruno Bich, Hillary Thomas, and Michael Toporek to the school's board of trustees. 
Bruno Bich, Hillary Thomas, and Michael Toporek
Bruno Bich is chairman of the board of the BIC Group. He began his career in corporate finance and investment banking before joining BIC, where he was instrumental in building the company’s U.S. franchise, which now represents more than 50% of the group’s sales. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Read more...
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