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Posted by on Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Eighth-grader David Fabian recalls barely being able to contain his excitement when he looked down at the item on his desk. “I had been waiting for that moment for weeks,” he says about the long-anticipated seventh-grade science class. “We were actually going to dissect a brain!” A sheep’s brain, to be exact. It was the culminating assignment in Harlem Academy’s innovative partnership with the Columbia University Department of Neuroscience, which brings scientists into the classroom to lead a Read more...
Posted by on Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Heart, Soul, charged with emotion. It cannot be seen, only heard. Always inside you. Immense, deafening tidal waves explode all around me into existence. Spreading along the scene filled with action around me.  When you open your mouth and let your inner you speak out into the deaf world around you, when you crunch down on a kernel of cereal, they are always there. Sometimes they become even more than waves. They become memories, like a huge impact accompanied with screeching metal, and the Read more...
Posted by on Wednesday, April 10, 2019
I’m from the dark Bronx, illicit and glowing. Where all I eat is simmering ketchup, salty, bacon, egg, and cheese, teeth muscles chomping, mouth watering. I’m from Mayaguez, Puerto Rico where the crystal clear water is perfect, but also my purple pulpo, salty white carrucho, and cheesy yellow sorullos take me back. I’m from set tables of rice and beans every night and divine ice cream from Rex Cream, just a hint of spice to the mix.  Don't forget about mom's chicken and pig feet, slimy and Read more...
Posted by on Monday, March 25, 2019
Tara Eagan ‘12 found her voice at Harlem Academy and she’s using it to make a positive difference at her new home, the University of Rochester. Tara came to Harlem Academy with great potential but little experience grappling with advanced academics. It didn’t take her long to catch on and by eighth grade she was earning standardized test scores at the 92nd percentile.   However, Tara acquired more than a transformational education during her time with us; she also gained the confidence to be Read more...
Posted by on Monday, March 18, 2019
When Ariana Phillips ’17 has a goal, nothing will stop her from achieving it. Whether it’s starting a new club at school, learning Russian, or overcoming a challenge, this Andover sophomore continues to live our creed every day. I Take Opportunities to Lead Earlier this year, Ariana started her school’s first photography club, The Andover Edition, which melds her long-standing interest in photography with fashion and social media. She and other members photograph Andover students for the Read more...
Posted by Mariah Bell '13 on Wednesday, January 9, 2019
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What do Japanese food, the Louis Armstrong House Museum, the Stonewall National Monument, an Ecuadorian restaurant, and the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum have in common? All are among the many places Harlem Academy middle schoolers recently chose to visit on ReExplore NYC Day. Every year before winter break, fifth- through eighth-graders are split into groups and tasked with designing their own day-long field trip as part of Harlem Academy’s ReExplore NYC program. Although Read more...
Posted by on Friday, December 14, 2018
This fall marks Harlem Academy’s 15th year. As I pause to reflect on what makes this anniversary – this place – significant, I come back to our relentless commitment to drive equity of opportunity for promising children, guiding them to thrive at the highest academic levels. As we celebrate the school's success over the years and look forward to the future, I am reminded that it is the people – our students, families, faculty, administrators, trustees, volunteers, and donors – who make Harlem Read more...
Posted by on Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Harlem Academy mourns the loss of iconic middle school history teacher Sean Robertson, who died at his family home in Milford, Massachusetts last Thursday. Sean brought two important traits to every class he taught at Harlem Academy: love for his students and a passion for history. It was a powerful combination that made learning incredibly interesting and relevant for our kids. That was Sean’s mission from the first moment he set foot in a classroom – a place he was destined to be. Sean came Read more...
Posted by on Wednesday, November 14, 2018
As the lights dimmed, Nadine Hertzog closed her eyes and listened to the soft music. She breathed deeply and felt her body relax. This must be how my son feels every morning in class, she thought. In those few calming minutes, Ms. Hertzog experienced the same daily meditation that her third-grader, Kadin, enjoys at Harlem Academy – thanks to the “Coffee Connection” meeting on meditation that she attended before heading to work. “Now I know what to do if Kadin is feeling stressed at home. I can Read more...
Posted by on Monday, November 5, 2018
“What do you remember about who you were at Harlem Academy?” That was the thought-provoking question that opened up our recent Homecoming Symposium: Alumni Panel Discussion on Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity of Opportunity. Four alumni returned to share their journeys from Harlem Academy to secondary school and college, delving into experiences that have shaped them along the way. MiChelle Carpenter, dean of the class of 2020 at Grace Church School, led the conversation, prompting our alumni Read more...
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