Why Harlem Academy

Harlem Academy admits promising children and supports them in cultivating their talents.

During their time at Harlem Academy, students experience tremendous growth, emerging as avid readers, strong writers, and critical thinkers. We measure our success and our students’ success with the same metric: the extent to which each child is meeting his or her potential within an advanced academic environment. To learn more about our results over the past 20 years, please read our Impact Report.

Transformational Growth

Harlem Academy is reversing the downward trajectory that too often limits the opportunities available to low-income children throughout the country. Our students enter with median standardized test scores in the 74th percentile and graduate at the 88th percentile.

Secondary School Enrollment

Among the last four classes of graduates, 98% of students have enrolled in selective schools. Eighty-three percent have moved on to independent schools, with annual scholarships averaging over $50,000.


College Enrollment

Over the past four years, 98% of Harlem Academy graduates enrolled in four-year colleges and universities.


Graduate Spotlight

Harlem Academy
655 St. 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.