Signature Programs

Celebrations of Learning

Each class hosts Celebrations of Learning throughout the year that serve as a chance for families to join in the joy of learning and academic progress. Celebrations of Learning offer repeated opportunities for students to step out of their comfort zones, make mistakes in a safe environment, and come out having conquered their fears and accomplishing something they maybe didn't realize they could do.

Students in every grade take part in a Celebration of Learning each trimester – a culmination of their schoolwork to that point. Once teachers determine a theme or project, students run with it.

Whether it’s first-graders honing their math skills by operating a school store; fifth-graders researching and curating their own exhibit of ancient Egyptian artifacts; seventh-graders taking the stage at The National Black Theater to perform original works of poetry; or eighth-graders explaining the hypotheses and findings of their research projects at the science fair – students work hard to develop cohesive, informative, and engaging presentations that showcase what they’ve learned.

Vinny Dotoli, Head of School

Our goal is to ensure students are getting enough high-quality ‘at-bats’ that this idea of being confident in the face of new challenges becomes ingrained as a habit – one that will serve students well as they move on to navigate unfamiliar secondary school and college environments.
Harlem Academy
655 Saint Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY, 10030

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

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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.