George Jackson Academy

  • George Jackson Academy serves 122 students in grades 5-8 and is a member of the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS).
  • The student:teacher of George Jackson Academy is 8:1 and the school's religious affiliation is Nonsectarian.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 5-8
Year Founded2003
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students122 students
Student Body TypeAll-boys
% Students of Color
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade George Jackson Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size15 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Dress shirt, dress slacks, dress shoes.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineMar. 14 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$20,000
Tuition NotesGeorge Jackson Academy has a need-blind admissions policy, which means a family’s financial status is not considered when deciding admissions. Financial aid is determined after a child has been accepted. In order to apply for aid, families must submit the
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$18,800
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorBernadette Sarlo
Admissions AssociateLarissa Floy


Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBallet, Fencing, SwimmingBalletFencing,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Economics Club, Knitting Club, Website Building, Yoga Club

Arts and Music Programs:
A Whitney Partner School, Band

School Notes

  • George Jackson Academy supports young men with research-driven programs specifically tailored to boys` learning interests and needs. Key interventions include a challenging academic curriculum and engaging learning; social-emotional and behavioral supports; and adults who champion student success through full-day and full-year programs to help our graduates succeed in rigorous high school and college programs.

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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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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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The average private school tuition in New York, NY is $26,241 for elementary schools and $42,373 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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