Posted by on Thursday, April 13, 2017
Year after year, Harlem Academy students improve their performance on standardized tests. Most notably, scores jump an average of 11 points after a student’s first year at HA. We took a closer look at the second-grade class to see how this growth was accomplished during their first year at Harlem Academy. “Tell me about your favorite book that you’ve read this year,” asks Head of School Vinny Dotoli. Two students are engaging with him and a visitor to the school. They are the classroom Read more...
Posted by on Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Harlem Academy alumni continue to contribute and lead in their communities. We caught up with some recent graduates to hear how they are making their mark.
Joel Mentor '13Joel Mentor ’13 has played ultimate Frisbee since his freshman year at Riverdale Country School. Now a senior, Joel was selected as captain of the team. “I have to plan and run our practices, team meetings, and social functions,” he says. “Ultimate doesn’t have referees, so I have to work with the Read more...
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Posted by on Friday, April 7, 2017
The school creed provides a starting point for habit-building at school, but parents tell us that they see their children live by the creed at home, as well. We asked what this looks like.
Ilaura Walker's children bring the creed home, and now the
whole family uses it in conversations.Ilaura Walker, mother of fourth grader Shane and first grader Ava
“I picked Ava up from school one day, and she told me she had been talking about compassion and integrity with one of Read more...
Posted by on Wednesday, April 5, 2017
John Belizaire is a managing partner at the private equity firm NextStage LLC and a Senior Industry Advisor for Guidewire Software. He brings to the board extensive experience in business development and marketing, and hopes to help the school broaden its base of supporters. His involvement at Harlem Academy includes helping to develop the entrepreneurship club, and spending several afternoons on campus working with students on their projects. Doug Griebel is the co-founder and Chairman Read more...
Posted by on Wednesday, February 22, 2017
How do we help young leaders emerge in the face of the deep, historical inequities that persist today in our economic and social fabric? Head of School Vinny Dotoli joined a panel considering this question at the French Consulate in New York on February 15. As part of the Consulate’s celebration of Black History Month, the event explored the empowerment of young leaders who can help advocate for changes in their own communities. The panel was moderated by Arun Venugopal, a WNYC reporter Read more...
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Two magazines recently accepted articles for publication that demonstrate Harlem Academy’s emergence as a model program within the education community. The AMLE Magazine for the Association for Middle Level Educators is publishing an article by history teacher Sean Robertson that highlights Harlem Academy’s use of primary documents as a best practice for exploring U.S. history. That article, published in the February 2017 issue, is available online here. Principal Leadership, a magazine Read more...
Posted by on Thursday, December 15, 2016
The students in Harlem Academy’s Shakespeare elective had a big act to follow when they set out to perform Othello last spring – their own. They had already claimed the top two places at the citywide ShakeSmack competition earlier in the year. How could they make their own mark with the performance? Their work together grew into a contemporary update on the classic play. Through music, dance, and costume, they set out to make Othello relevant for young people in Harlem today. “We Read more...