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SA Seniors Prepare to Make Their Mark on the World

January 13, 2022 Success Academy

Acceptances are hitting inboxes for the class of 2026! This year, the majority of our 137 seniors submitted applications for early action or early decision, improving their chances of earning admission and receiving robust financial aid packages. This impressive feat — which meant starting the school year early and spending countless hours preparing for the SAT,... Read more

Success Academy Class of 2024: 100% College Bound!

April 20, 2020 Barbara Gao Shapiro

We are so proud to announce that every member of Success Academy's Class of 2024 is college bound! Read more

Success Academy Class of 2023: A Legacy of Perseverance

June 10, 2019 Success Academy

Thirteen years ago, the first-ever Success Academy kindergartners started out on an educational journey — with college as their destination. On June 6, these scholars walked across the stage of the New School’s John L. Tishman Auditorium to become Success Academy’s second class of graduates. Read more

Success Academy Class of 2023: The Future Is Yours!

May 3, 2019 Barbara Gao Shapiro

After thirteen years of working toward their dream of college, members of the Success Academy Class of 2023 have officially announced where they will be attending this fall. Read more

How Much Privilege Do You Need? An SA Principal Reflects on the College Admissions Scandal

March 29, 2019 Danique Day-Loving

How much privilege do you need? That was my first thought when news broke about the college admissions cheating and bribery scandal. The news was a painful reminder to me that the odds are stacked against you if you are poor or, even worse, a poor person of color in America. Read more

What They Learned in (Three Months of) College: SA’s First Alums Advise Seniors!

January 25, 2019 Success Academy

It seems like just yesterday that we waved the founding class of SA graduates off to college, but they’ve already completed their first semester of freshman year! Recently, several of our graduates returned to SA High School of the Liberal Arts for an inaugural reunion. Members of the Class of 2022 shared pizza, cookies, and... Read more

Doing the Math on Success Academy’s First Graduating Class

June 19, 2018 Success Academy

If you do the math, factoring in what the WNYC data showed about attrition for elementary, middle, and high school grades, a hypothetical group of 72 first-graders at a typical district school serving kids through Grade 12 would be expected to have about 11 students remaining by the time they were ready to graduate. Compare that to the Success total: 23 students remaining, 16 of them graduating seniors. Read more

Success Academy Seniors: 100% College Bound!

June 8, 2018 Success Academy

On Thursday, June 7, our very first class of high school seniors graduated at the stunning Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, 100% of them college-bound, many with full scholarships. Read more

Congratulations to the Class of 2018 for Impressive College Acceptances!

March 22, 2018 Success Academy

This week, our trailblazing high school seniors were featured in the first of a two-part Wall Street Journal article examining our high school model (which you can learn more about by taking the high school virtual tour!). Read more

Success Academy Founding Seniors: We Are So Proud!

December 22, 2017 Andrew Malone

As families and staff head off to relax and celebrate the holidays, I want to share some thrilling news from the high school. Over the past week, our founding senior class heard back from many of their early action and decision applications. I’m proud to report that 14 of the 17 seniors have already earned an admissions offer, with 23 acceptances overall! Read more