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Charter Schools in Manhattan, NY

Success in Your Neighborhood

Manhattan students thrive at Success Academy, New York’s highest performing free public charter school.

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Our Advantage

Why Success Academy?

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Structured School Design

Students at Success Academy pursue their talents and interests in a focused and structured learning environment. They develop habits built through practice and a commitment to learn, through a rich curriculum that includes math, science, reading, and the humanities.

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Academic Excellence

Success Academy students showcase excellent test scores, especially compared with other charter schools in the city. Our students’ scores far outpace those of NYC district peers, consistently scoring in the top 3%.

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100% College Acceptance

100% of Success’s graduating seniors have been accepted to four-year colleges, with 69% accepted to a selective college. Our K-12 curriculum builds upon itself, and it prepares students to attend many of the nation’s top colleges and universities.


Manhattan Charter Schools Near Me

Success Academy campuses stretch across Manhattan, from Harlem all the way to Washington Heights. Whether your student is in elementary, middle, or high school, help your child reach their fullest potential at one of our many Manhattan schools.

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

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Arts and Athletics in Manhattan

Whether your child enjoys chess, the performing arts, sports, or other activities, Success Academy’s focus on student-centered engagement promotes your child’s holistic development as a person, not just their grades. With several after school programs available, your student can pursue their talents, interests, and a sense of community.

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Our scholars learn to think critically, control their impulses, make strategic decisions, and compete in chess — and in life — with confidence.

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Visual Arts

Scholars explore a range of mediums for meaning-making — including clay, collage, construction, photography, painting, printmaking, and textiles.

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Scholars focus on collaboration, creativity, and performance through both vocal and instrumental exposure.

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Students progress through expressive units such as puppetry, mask work, Shakespeare, improv, introduction to acting techniques, and theater performance.

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Our soccer players train year round, during and after school and on weekends. Plus, they receive personalized coaching and participate in external league play and tournaments.

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Students reach the next level in their skills through proper training in grooves, discipline, and stage etiquette. The learning culminates in performances for selected students.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a fee to apply or attend your charter school?

No! Applying to Success Academy takes a few minutes and is completely free. Attending Success Academy is also free. Admission to Success Academy schools is determined by a random lottery after the application deadline.

Ready to kick start your student’s education? Apply now.

What electives, field studies, sports, or clubs do you offer students?

Success Academy students thrive in an environment that encourages participation in countless electives activities, clubs, and sports. Whether it’s music, dance, theater, basketball, chess, debate, soccer, or visual arts, there is an activity for your student. Additionally, our students enjoy regular field trips around New York City and beyond to build community and learn through experience. Not only that, but they are all free!

Is there a uniform or dress code policy?

All Success Academy students must wear uniforms. The school provides a free uniform for all new students. While all students must adhere to their grade’s uniform guidelines, they may wear the uniform that best conforms with their gender identity.

How does your school accommodate students with learning disabilities?

Success Academy serves children with an array of special education services and programs. We work with the NYC Department of Education and other external agencies to ensure occupational, speech, and physical therapists are available for students with related needs. Specialists are available to help discuss your child’s IEP.

Does your curriculum meet state educational standards?

Because Success Academy is a public school, we meet all New York State educational standards. In addition, our schools lead the state in performance across ELA and Math scores on standardized tests. Passing rates for students at Success Academy charter schools outpace other charter and NYC DOE schools by over 25%.


Additional NYC Charter School Locations

Success Academy serves students throughout New York City. In addition to our Manhattan campuses, you may find educational opportunities for your students at our locations in Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx.


To learn more about the unique opportunities Success Academy can afford your student, take a virtual tour. If you know your student is ready to thrive at a Success Academy in Manhattan, apply now.

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

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