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Posted by on Friday, November 3, 2017
Harlem Academy has been honored with Charity Navigator’s highest ranking for organizational excellence, earning a coveted 4-star rating for its strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. Charity Navigator, America's largest independent charity evaluator, helps donors make informed giving decisions. Each year they evaluate hundreds of top schools and organizations, including independent schools and charter institutions. “Harlem Academy’s exceptional rating sets Read more...
Posted by on Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Harlem Academy students’ poems were among 12 selected by celebrated author Jacqueline Woodson for display at the New York Botanical Garden’s Chihuly sculpture exhibit. Chosen from a pool of more than 150 Tri-State area submissions, the poems were evaluated using no identifying information, so each had to stand on merit alone. Winning poems came from independent schools, charter schools, and traditional public schools, but HA was the only school with multiple winners.           The New York Read more...
Posted by on Friday, September 15, 2017
Seventh grader Adonis Beckford was one of four Harlem Academy students selected among just twelve poems included in the Chihuly exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden.
Standing among the Dale Chihuly glass sculptures at the New York Botanical Garden, Harlem Academy seventh grader Adonis Beckford approaches the podium and recites his poem, “Sapphire Star.” He and three other Harlem Academy students had been selected as winners of a poetry competition pairing young Read more...
Posted by on Thursday, June 29, 2017
On June 22, Harlem Academy celebrated our sixth commencement with the Class of 2017. We look forward to seeing how these graduates make their mark on the world. Visit our Facebook page for more photos of the 2017 commencement celebration.
Posted by on Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Students performing Shakespeare
The strength of our students' performances comes from the confidence they develop by interpreting Shakespeare in their own way.
Seventh grader Delali is not your typical theater kid. In class and with friends, she is soft-spoken and shy. At the recent Shakespeare Smackdown, however, she commanded the audience, delivering her lines in a clear, emphatic voice and making the crowd laugh as she threw herself across the stage with two classmates. This citywide Read more...
Posted by on Friday, May 5, 2017
In 90% of the school districts that Harlem Academy serves, no kindergartner scored high enough in 2016 to be eligible for the citywide gifted and talented programs.  These opportunities are available only to students already testing above the 97th percentile. Promising children from low-income communities don’t have the resources or preparation to compete for these spots, and the programs are dominated by children from more affluent communities. At the same time, local public and charter Read more...
Posted by on Thursday, May 4, 2017
After teaching at Harlem Academy for four years, Alexis Viele convinced her most esteemed colleague from her former school to come teach the grade above her.  Ms. Viele is the lead teacher for third grade, while Ms. Lee is the lead teacher for fourth-graders. With 11 years of teaching experience, why is Harlem Academy where you want to teach? Viele: The families and the students are a huge piece of why I want to teach here. Our families are so committed to making sure their children get Read more...
Posted by on Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Harlem Academy guides our students to thrive at the highest academic levels.  Miles Williams ’16 was not challenged by his former school, so he came to Harlem Academy.  Now he is attending one of the most challenging schools in the nation.  We caught up with him in his freshman year at Lawrenceville to see how Harlem Academy prepared him.
Miles explores the library at Lawrenceville.
Lawrenceville’s bucolic campus, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, is a far cry from Read more...
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Posted by on Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Thank you. On April 27, 2017,  Harlem Academy had the most successful Spring Benefit in our history, raising more than $1 million toward scholarships, ensuring that Harlem Academy can continue to offer transformational opportunities for our students. The event showcased Harlem Academy students and alumni, including a new video that features three graduates and their parents reflecting on their experience at the school, and how prepared they were for the challenging schools they now attend. Read more...
Posted by on Friday, April 28, 2017
Three members of the Class of 2016 now attending rigorous day and boarding schools reflect on how Harlem Academy prepared them to succeed in their challenging new environments.


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