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Harlem Academy is a private school for gifted children from underserved communities. Most enter with scores at the 70th-85th percentile – too high to receive attention at public or charter schools and too low to gain admission to the city’s competitive programs. 

We serve grades one through eight with a focus on rigorous intellectual engagement, character development, and family partnership. We guide our students to thrive at the highest academic levels, so they can catch up with higher income peers and one day make a mark on the world.