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Posted by on Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Twice a week the strum of guitars, the rhythmic beat of drums, and the sound of students practicing musical theater can he heard in our halls thanks to an innovative new partnership with Harlem School of the Arts that brings artists into Harlem Academy classrooms to teach music, dance, art, theater, and creative writing.  “This exciting collaboration allows us to expand our visual and performing arts program in significant ways,” says Assistant Head of School LaShonda Davis. “We are now better Read more...
Posted by on Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Harlem Academy middle schoolers study a range of science disciplines as they hone their scientific inquiry and analytical skills, from geology to biology to emergency medicine. But last week, as a special assignment to celebrate National STEM Day, students were tasked with identifying and researching an area of science they didn’t know existed.  Middle school science teacher Dr. Eric James got the ball rolling with a few prompts, and the only limit was students’ imaginations.  Read more...
Posted by on Thursday, October 28, 2021
We can’t wait to welcome students into our new building for the first time, but it’s already clear how well this incredible space will honor and support their achievements.   So much has happened since we last shared some photos. Brickwork is complete. Windows are installed. Most of the rooms are painted, and fixtures and flooring are going in. We hope you enjoy this virtual tour and can’t wait to share more as we get ready to move in December Read more...
Posted by on Monday, October 4, 2021
Dear Friends,   Earlier this year, Jade Morton-Alexander ’16, a sophomore at Tufts University, shared exciting news: she’d been selected to work on a DNA research project led by her college president. Jade dove into the work, helping to study specific molecules’ potential for therapeutic intervention. “I loved science when I was a student at Harlem Academy, and I still do now,” she told us. “The overnight trips to RPI and the science projects we did in class helped to spur my interest.” Jade’ Read more...
Tags: alumni, college, STEM
Posted by on Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Mark your calendars! We’re excited to share that Harlem Academy is featured in the special “Amanda Gorman: Brave Enough with Robin Roberts - A Special Edition of 20/20” airing Wednesday, September 15 at 10:00 p.m. on ABC. Don’t miss it Read more...
Tags: news, poetry
Posted by on Monday, September 13, 2021
Dear Friends,  What a terrific first day of school! A feeling of celebration was in the air, and for good reason – we were all back together again. Today was incredibly important for Harlem Academy. It represented the determination our community has shown in navigating this difficult past year – continuously focusing on our mission to drive equity of opportunity no matter the challenge.   The rigor of our program and depth of support for students and families were as strong as ever during Read more...
Posted by on Friday, September 10, 2021
We are excited to welcome Ty Elie to Harlem Academy’s board of trustees. Ty is a national director at Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. Ty is fiercely committed to the organization’s mission: providing and protecting access to health care as a basic human right.  During her 15-year tenure, Ty has served in numerous positions advancing to her current role where she is responsible for oversight of the president’s portfolio of strategic priorities Read more...
Tags: leadership
Posted by on Wednesday, September 8, 2021
We are excited to welcome Carol B. Kenney to Harlem Academy’s board of trustees. Carol began her career at the New York Federal Reserve, followed by more than a decade working for Wall Street firms, first at Loeb Rhoades and ultimately with Shearson/American Express, as well as Wertheim and Company. Carol retired in 1986 to focus on her family and nonprofit work. For more than a decade, she led classes for the Zero-to-Three program at the Early Childhood Development Center, a division of the Read more...
Tags: leadership
Posted by on Wednesday, August 25, 2021
One of Harlem Academy’s community pillars is initiative, and our alumni continue to live this principle long after graduation. They also strive to make the most of each day, which is part of our School Creed. During summer breaks, you’ll find many of our graduates pursuing their interests, learning new skills, and preparing for the future through internships and summer programs. We caught up with a few alumni to hear how they spent this summer.   Making a Mark with Math Brandon Davis ’15, a Read more...
Tags: alumni, creed, summer
Posted by on Thursday, August 12, 2021
Dear Friends,  One year ago, we broke ground on our new 29,000-square-foot school building at 655 St. Nicholas Avenue, and we’re excited to share the great progress we’re making. Check out our virtual tour to see the construction in action.  Once completed, our new campus will enable us to double our student body, create even more robust programs, and provide a learning atmosphere designed to inspire and support our students. The new building will feature an abundance of natural light, wide Read more...

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