Signature Programs

Applied Science

The eighth grade year serves as a culmination of our students' journey in science. They connect their knowledge of human biology to the appropriate response to emergency situations in an emergency medicine unit; conduct scientific research and write a formal research paper; connect physics concepts to daily applications during a simple machines unit; and study sustainability through urban farming.

The school’s innovative applied science program was developed in-house to provide a rigorous, practical exploration of science-related careers. During a semester-long emergency medicine unit, students study protocols for city and wilderness environments and draw on knowledge of human biology as they conduct weekly rescue scenarios. Similarly, our urban farming program leverages a cutting-edge hydroponics lab to explore life sciences, sustainability, and nutrition.

Dr. Eric James, Middle School Director

When students are given the chance to explore on their own, it allows for depth of processing. Understanding science is all about process. It’s about learning to break things down, figure out bottlenecks, address problems, and find solutions.
Harlem Academy
655 St. Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY, 10030

P (212) 348-2600
F (212) 348-3500

Make a Tuition Payment
Financial and Privacy Information
Site Map
Harlem Academy is an independent school (grades K-8) that drives equity of opportunity for promising students, guiding them to thrive at the highest academic levels and one day make a mark on the world.