Founded in 2003 and serving 93 boys in grades six through eight, George Jackson Academy is a transformative environment a place for bright boys in grades 6 through 8 from all incomes to thrive in a culture of challenging academics, a supportive community and social and moral development.
George Jackson Academy offers a robust curriculum that is well above grade level, engaging instructional approaches, and adults who believe deeply in each student.
George Jackson Academy is committed to providing financial aid to students who could not otherwise afford a private school education. For the 2021-2022 academic year, GJA's tuition is $25,000. However, GJA students received more than $2,000,000 in financial aid to attend. George Jackson Academy is determined to keep tuition affordable for all families. To learn more about financial aid, please click here.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 93 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $25,000
  • Acceptance rate: 35%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Mar. 4 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Year Founded
2003
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
93 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
95%
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
George Jackson Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
95%
Average Class Size
16 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Dress shirt, tie, dress slacks and dress shoes.)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Mar. 4 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
George Jackson Academy is committed to providing financial aid to students who could not otherwise afford a private school education. For the 2021-2022 academic year, GJA’s tuition is $25,000. However, GJA students received more than $2,000,000 in financial aid to attend. Depending on your family’s financial situation, some families pay $40 a month, some $200. George Jackson Academy is determined to keep tuition affordable for all families.
Summer Program Cost Notes
There is no additional charge for George Jackson Academy\'s Summer Academy.
% on Financial Aid
99%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$22,758
Acceptance Rate
35%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Larissa Floy

Sports

Total Sports Offered
2 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
13 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Book Club, Chess Club, Computer Science, Economics Club, Financial Literacy, Online Gaming, Philosophy, Podcast, School Newspaper

Arts and Music Programs:
A Whitney Partner School, Band, Creative Writing, Percussion

School Notes

  • George Jackson Academy supports young men with research-driven programs specifically tailored to boys' learning interests and needs.
  • George Jackson Academy's rigorous academic and socio-emotional program creates well-rounded young men who attend the nation's top boarding, day and public schools and receive over $1 million in financial aid each year. Some of the schools attended include Riverdale Country School, The Thacher School and Xavier High School. To learn more about GJA's High School Placement process click here
Source: Verified school update

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (6 reviews)
5  
I graduated from GJA in 2015, and many of my classmates agree with me when I say, going to GJA was one of the best things that happened to us. It was so great, my parents even sent my sister to De La Salle. Of course the school was completely different 5 years ago with different teachers and pre-renovation. But even after visiting last year, the spirit remains the same. GJA definitely prepared me for high school, and after sending so many of us to renowned schools in the country, it's safe to say it's a place everyone should consider. As I continue my sophomore year at Howard University, the lifelong friends I made at GJA remain some of my closest friends and role models. The love we all have for GJA, in addition to the gratitude is everlasting!
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5  
My son is new to the school, he started this school year (20-21). The staff are amazing, friendly, and have high expectations of the boys. The rigorous academic curriculum is enriching and engaging. It have the boys always thinking outside the box. The teachers are not only teaching academics but preparing the students for the real world. My son is enjoying his time here and I couldn't be more happier about the decision we made about sending him to George Jackson Academy. I highly recommend sending your son here!
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5  
I never thought I would hear my boys say they miss being in the classroom! For them, I attribute this to the small size of the classes and the safe space of being around other boys of color in an academically rigorous program. They really support each other! Love the fact that they have a dress code, but not a uniform, and I like the Friday last period class which is an enrichment based on numerous interesting topics like financial planning, newspaper, gaming/coding, etc.
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5  
My son has been a scholar at George Jackson Academy for a few years. The staff and teachers maintain a high level of expectation and execute on the promise of an academically-rigorous, enriching curriculum. The building is well-kept and the administrators are committed to providing a supportive environment. I do wish the teachers more reflected the cultural and ethnic backgrounds of its scholars but other than that, it is an excellent school and they've exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend GJA to any parent with a high-achieving son.
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5  
I have been going to this school for over 3 years now and is now in the 7th grade. This school has really changed me, and I am grateful for it. Thank you GJA for changing my life.
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5  
I am in 7th grade ans have been going to GJA for 3 years now. The students here are really friendly as well as the teachers. Once a week a student from Juilliard comes and teaches us how to play different instruments. I would recommend that you let your child come and visit us and see I''d you like it.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 93 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $25,000
  • Acceptance rate: 35%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Mar. 4 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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