This election year, our middle school scholars are taking a hands-on approach to civics education.
As a theater teacher, I believe in the power of self expression and have witnessed the profound effect performance can have both as an actor and as an audience member.
On Friday, October 7, our scholars spent an entire half day composing stories in different genres, from dystopia, to romance, to thrillers.
Last month, nine scholars at Success Academy Harlem East traveled to Washington D.C., where they met with members of Congress, toured the U.S. Capitol Building, and put on a debate showcase.
Ever since I was five years old, I have loved the idea of working in the medical field — it’s been my dream.
When I arrived at Summer Arts Institute in July, I was nervous and excited. But again the nerves went away — from the minute I stepped through the door, we sang non-stop every day.
This summer, I had a life-changing experience at the Future Latino Leaders Law Camp at American University in Washington, D.C.
This summer, Success Academy high school scholars explored the Canadian wilderness, created digital animation from scratch, practiced medicine, and studied psychology, law, and art at prestigious schools and programs across the United States. As one of five college access and persistence counselors at the high school, I helped many of these bright young men and women navigate the application process to elite summer programs and submit their first high-stakes applications.
Meet the Dapper Young Gentlemen Society — 25 boys who are committed to being exemplary members of the school community.
As Teacher Appreciation Week draws to a close, I want to congratulate and thank our teachers for all their hard work and dedication this year.
Success Academy scholars are a diverse, talented, passionate group of New Yorkers, with strong ideas, engaging personalities, and fascinating stories to tell.
I am one of the many parents who are in full support of Success Academy and its teachers.
I would like to see the Times spend a few days at Success Academy Williamsburg, where my daughter attends fourth grade, so a reporter could see the magic that happens there daily.
When I sat down for our first pre-k teacher training session, I was thrilled to learn that, instead, we would be borrowing the best concepts from many different programs to mix together a set of principles, goals, and plans that perfectly matched our vision.
More than 50 years after his “I Have a Dream” speech, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., continues to inspire the work we do at Success Academy. His message of equality, justice, and opportunity for all is as fresh and powerful as it was a half-century ago.
I stopped eating meat when I was 10 — the day I was eating a hamburger on a train, looked outside, and saw two cows on a bright green pasture. I had once biked up to those cows and touched their soft pink noses. I had named them Henry and Frank — and now I […]
The brainchild of founder Eva Moskowitz, Gamesday is new this year and happens at all Success Academy elementary schools every Wednesdays: Blokus in kindergarten, Monopoly in first and second grade, and Settlers of Catan in third and fourth grades.
On Sept. 30, I had the incredible pleasure of accompanying 132 Success Academy High School of the Liberal Arts scholars and staff to a matinee performance of the groundbreaking Broadway musical Hamilton.
Earlier this month, Success Academy Williamsburg Principal Abby Johnson received a touching email from a parent. Mary Bronstein’s daughter, Faye, is a scholar in Dana Baij’s kindergarten classroom.
Of all the schools, programs, and clubs I have played and coached for, Success Academy is the perfect marriage of a vision I can fully stand behind and practices that allow me to maximize the potential of every person I interact with.
When I first started teaching, two words bounced around my head hourly: “achievement” and “gap.”
In the months leading up to the U.S. Chess Federation National Elementary Championship in May, 13 of my chess students at Success Academy Harlem North West kicked their training into high gear.
This summer, Success Academy connected scholars with several experiential programs, setting up camps for students who excel in chess, basketball, and soccer and partnering with the renowned Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, where four of our middle school scholars indulged their passion for art, creative writing, and choral singing.
Ready, set, go! School is starting for 11,000 Success Academy scholars in grades pre-K to 10!