Harlem Academy

Harlem Academy is an academically rigorous independent school for children whose aptitude for success in higher education might otherwise go unrealized.
Working in partnership with families, our goal is for each student to attain the level of scholastic achievement and personal development required to enter and thrive at a top secondary school, while setting a course for lifelong learning and contribution to our world.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 142 students
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
142 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
Harlem Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
16 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Uniform Required

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
The tuition for Harlem Academy is on a sliding scale.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Khaliah Adams-Joseph
Admissions Associate
HA Admissions Team


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
13 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Beats and Bars: Lyrics and Lines/Production and Editing, Chess Club, Coding & Logic, Fiber Arts, Harlem Academy Newspaper, Lower School Service Club, Model United Nations Club, Musical Theatre, Shakespeare Club

Arts and Music Programs:
The Visual Arts

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Boot Camp Club, Dance Fitness Club, Sports Camps

School Notes

  • 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.Skill development is the foundation of a Harlem Academy education. We believe that core academic skills (reading, writing, and mathematical reasoning) and strong character habits (initiative, integrity, compassion, and determination) are the key ingredients students need for success at top secondary schools and as contributing members of the community. To build these skills, our approach combines depth, practice, challenge, and engagement in every curricular area.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the application deadline for Harlem Academy?
The application deadline for Harlem Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
I have 2 daughters who go to HA and they are thriving. Both of them enjoy going to school. They are challenged and have a wide array of choices for electives from sports to arts. Small class size and friendly faculty. They experience different school trips that expose them to different careers and passions. It is a great environment and would definitely recommend Harlem Academy, glad our children go there.
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I think that Harlem Academy is a wonder school of learning and socialization for any child. The students are eager to learn and the teachers are well prepared to teach those hungry minds all the wonders of an education.
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My son has been attending Harlem Academy for the past 2 years and he loves it! The staff creates a warm and open environment that promotes a positive environment for my child to learn and develop. His teachers go out of their way to make learning a fun experience. They also make a genuine effort to help with his progress and development. I highly recommend this school.
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Harlem Academy is truly a hidden gem. This is my son`s second year at this school. I chose Harlem Academy because I truly believed in their mission to provide an educational environment that provides opportunities for all students. My son has blossomed into a thoughtful, well-spoken, critical and independent thinker. During my time at Harlem Academy, I noticed that the upper school students are unique, well-grounded, and driven individuals. This school caters to each individual student`s learning styles, interests, and personality. Their mission is about developing the whole child; therefore, techniques are in placed to support them. I am so thankful to his teachers and support staff with supporting my son`s development and making learning encounters more relevant and effective for him. I have no doubt that he will be well prepared for high school!
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Our son has been attending Harlem Academy since 1st grade and is currently in 7th grade. He continues to look forward to going to school everyday. The staff and teachers at Harlem Academy are caring and cultivating. The school offers electives all of which our son enjoys participating in such as Chess, Pottery Class, Soccer, Running, just to name a few. We are confident that this school has set a solid foundation for his learning path. Harlem Academy has taught him to be an independent thinker and learner. We are assertive we made the BEST choice for our son at Harlem Academy. We HIGHLY recommend Harlem Academy.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 142 students
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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