We believe that if children love school, they’ll love learning. We also believe that if we set high expectations for our scholars, they will surpass them.
Currently, there are 14 Success Academies with nearly 4,900 scholars joining us each day in Kindergarten through 7th grade (and soon 8th grade too). We are opening six new schools in August of 2013 and our goal is to open 40 public charter schools across New York City using our proven school model and curriculum.
The hallmarks of Success Academy’s approach to educating our scholars are:
- Well-rounded development. We believe a great education has its foundation in reading, writing and arithmetic but goes far beyond that. We teach art, science, chess, and sports in our schools and expose our scholars to the world around them through field studies.
- Excellent educators: In 2011, Success Academy received 57,000 resumes for 250 teaching spots. Our schools are highly desirable to teachers because we set them up to be successful and provide them with extensive training, support and development. Our principals are master educators who are in classrooms every day helping teachers deliver world-class instruction.
- Individualized attention. We routinely assess a whether our scholars are making progress or need extra support. We give targeted small-group instruction as needed– not just for scholars who need extra support, but also for those who need to be challenged further.
- Parent involvement. A close school community is key to creating the right learning environment for children. We have an open door policy in our schools and keep our parents apprised of their child’s progress and classroom activities.
- High expectations. We have high expectations for every member of our community – our scholars, our parents and ourselves.
- Maximizing progress. Through attention to how each day is structured as well as a longer school day and year, our scholars achieve more. We use our time creatively to ensure we’re engaging our scholars at every turn.
We welcome you to learn more about our schools and what makes them so effective and unique.