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Harlem Academy teachers and staff are taking extraordinary measures to ensure that our students continue to thrive at the highest academic levels. Our response to the current crisis is rooted in our School Creed, which begins with "I am bold and creative" and closes with "I don't give up." Learn More

  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$25
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
None

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$26,500
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
100%
Average Financial Aid
$26,500
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Harlem Academy inspires excellence with a rigorous curriculum wrapped in a joyful and ethical school culture. We foster confidence by setting up real challenges for all our students, nurturing their talents, and supporting them to meet their goals. We work with focus and determination but take time to celebrate each other’s achievements and share in life’s special moments.

Program Partners

Harlem Academy has developed innovative partnerships with universities, corporations, and nonprofit organizations to offer authentic and engaging experiences for our students. Our approach is to dive deeply into extended experiences with practitioners over a course of days, weeks, or even years to encourage depth of learning.

School Details

Grades
1-8
Students
128
Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
17:1
Full-Time Teachers
18
Part-Time Teachers
2

Students

Students
128
Gender
  • Female
    53%
  • Male
    47%
Student Diversity
  • African American
    57.8%
  • Multiracial
    27.3%
  • Hispanic
    12.5%
  • White
    2.3%
  • Asian
    0%
  • Native American
    0%
  • Pacific Islander
    0%
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      C-
    2. Good for Families
      A-
    3. Housing
      C-
    Median Household Income
    $52,101
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,220
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $799,700
    National
    $184,700

    Harlem Academy Reviews

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    I entered Harlem Academy in the sixth grade and graduated in the Class of 2014. Harlem Academy was the perfect place for me to learn, grow, and find my interests. The teachers were amazing. They were dedicated to our learning, always encouraged us to push ourselves, and reminded us to not limit our abilities. I will always be thankful to them. The amount of activities that I was able to participate in during my time there was tremendous as well. We took two annual trips. One was to the Princeton Blairstown Center in New Jersey and the other trip was to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, NY. There, we were introduced to the world of STEM by actual college professors. It was a great experience. Actually, it was such a great experience that I kept RPI on my radar for when it was time for me to look at colleges to attend. Years later, I am now a rising junior at RPI, majoring in chemical engineering.
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    I can't say enough good things about Harlem Academy. HA guided us through the process of helping our son to apply to a selective boarding school. (he got in- to his first choice- with nearly 100% financial aid). Virtually all of the students from his class are attending selective high schools- whether boarding, independent day, or parochial- most with significant aid. Our son is the first person in our family to attend this type of school, and this wasn't even on our radar until HA. Most importantly, our son has remained close to his HA friends- they are like family. Mr. Dotoli has remained a mentor and a friend to our family. HA was truly a gift and I would wholeheartedly recommend this school to anyone lucky enough to be able to attend. The classes are small, the children receive personalized attention, and the academic successes and outcomes speak for themselves.
    Harlem Academy is an amazing school that has helped to shape me into the person I am today. The teachers are some of the best who went to amazing schools and are more interested in helping children learn than giving a grade. There are trips that older students go on where they stay over night that teach teamwork, leadership, trust and more. It was truly an amazing experience, and there is such a close-knit community. I am still receiving help from Harlem Academy whether that be with scholarship information or internships. There is really no school like Harlem Academy, and I would not be attending an amazing university if it was not for this school.