A few weeks ago one of our ninth-grade scholars delivered a welcome address to a group of distinguished guests at Success Academy High School of the Liberal Arts.
I’m not a typical classroom teacher, but what I teach students is no less valuable than the math and science they learn every day…
Success Academy guarantees to all scholars the following inalienable rights as readers….
Scholar and dancer Lala Diallo discusses her love of dance, the impact it has had on her school experience and the excitement of preparing for and dancing in the Performing Arts Showcase.
My scholars love the challenge and the creativity of acting. But what is an actor without an audience? That’s why we are putting on a show – the first-ever Success Academy middle school musical…
Would Success Academy Hell’s Kitchen live up to our expectations and spark a love of learning in Matthew?
Success Academy scholars, including myself, have taken many, many field trips over the years, including many to corporations and stock brokerages. But this trip was different for us because the people we met set an example for us.
Without joy, our scholars would simply not be motivated to learn or do their best. The same is true of the adults who work in our schools.
Recently, The New York Times published an article about Success Academy, and it left me with a heavy heart. Success Academy is known for its joyful rigor, but the Times reporter described only the “rigor.” So I felt that I had to share my family’s experience and talk about the “joyful” part.
This Friday and Saturday, 22 scholars from Success Academy High School of the Liberal Arts will perform in the school’s musical production of Schoolhouse Rock Live! It’s a show that follows a nervous new teacher on his first day with students.
This past Friday, Success Academy Soccer Club (SASC) scholars got a glimpse into their possible futures as professional soccer athletes.
As scholars enter the school each morning, I greet them with a handshake. This is my favorite time of day because it’s often when I learn special, little tidbits about my students’ lives. After we say good morning to one another, scholars excitedly tell me about tooth fairy visits or the books they read the night before. […]
For as many reading logs, timers, incentive programs, and star charts there are, there are as many individuals staunchly opposed to applying any extrinsic motivation to reading. And I can’t say I disagree with them.
For the art show, we invited school staff and families into our art studio to see the hundreds of art pieces that our first graders produced this year. In addition to painting their community portraits, our young artists created collages with geometric shapes, built their own dream playground using recycled materials like cardboard and straws, created monotype symmetrical prints, and made paintings of a special memory to tell a story.
We heard some great graduation speeches from our schools leaders this year. Here are some excerpts from speeches that made our graduates smile, reflect, and even cry a little. Congratulations to all our Success Academy graduates! Success Academy founder and CEO Eva Moskowitz spoke to the eight grade graduates I want to congratulate our scholars. […]
For three days at the end of May, two dozen seventh-grade scholars from three Success Academy middle schools — Harlem East, Harlem West, and Harlem Central — traveled to Oyster Bay, L.I., to study marine biology, ecosystems, winds, tides, and sailing at the Waterfront Center.
Learning shouldn’t end with the last day of school, and the months off are a wonderful time to enjoy all that NYC has to offer.
We’re incredibly lucky to live in NYC, where some of the all-time best children’s books are set…
For more decades than I choose to remember, I have taught history to unsuspecting university and high school students. I have illuminated history’s themes and issues through exciting and thought-provoking texts and artistic and architectural images. My travels have taken me to more than 20 countries on five continents. But until a month ago, I […]
As I watched the women’s World Cup and celebrated each U.S. goal, the children who play in the Success Academy Soccer Club were constantly on my mind…
Ready, set, go! School is starting for 11,000 Success Academy scholars in grades pre-K to 10!
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.
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.
When I first started teaching, two words bounced around my head hourly: “achievement” and “gap.”