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About Success Academy

We’re redefining what’s possible in education

Every day our students prove that children from all demographics can achieve in school and life when presented with the right opportunities.


Our philosophy

We foster a love of learning while creating opportunities for children to become critical and creative thinkers, build life skills and confidence, pursue passions, and secure exceptional careers. Our dual mission is to build world-class K-12 public schools in NYC while advocating to change policies that prevent children from accessing excellent educational experiences.

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Real change starts within

We believe all children should have access to an excellent education. Our mission to deliver educational equity is founded on our belief in the power of children to learn and achieve. When children have access to high-quality teaching—and supportive adults who hold them to high expectations–almost anything is within their grasp. We’re committed to constant reflection and improvement, and we prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do.


2023 NYC state test results

In 2023, Success Academy ranked #1 in the state in Math test scores. In addition to being first in Math, the charter network ranked #3 in English Language Arts among districts with test participation rates of 95% or more. In a time when racial disparities in achievement and access to opportunities continued to persist across the city and state, no other large school district in the state came close to Success Academy’s scores among Black and Hispanic students.

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Success Academy Leadership - Leaders collaborating and working on computer


Our leaders work collaboratively to build and open more schools, while continuously improving the quality of educational experiences for our students.

Meet the team
Success Academy Alumni - Alumnus visiting an elementary school class


Our thriving community of alumni is what keeps us pumping. With a 4 year college acceptance rate of 100% for the fourth year in a row, Success Academy alumni play an important role in inspiring the next generation of students.

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Success Academy Diversity - Scholars of various backgrounds having fun together


We are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our schools give children from all backgrounds access to an exceptional education, including a curriculum that elevates diverse voices and an inclusive educational environment that invites students to question, debate, and think critically.

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Action values



Every member of our community takes ownership! We take responsibility for making sure that our schools and students are reaching the highest possible standards across the board.

Enroll your child

We’re now accepting K-6 applications for the 2024-2025 school year.

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Build your career while making an impact at Success Academy.