Harlem Academy To Host Spring Celebration Of Its New Campus In Harlem

May 3, 2022

Harlem Academy will host a celebration of its new campus at 655 St. Nicholas Avenue in Harlem, NY, on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, from 6-8 p.m.

Guests will have an opportunity to explore the five-story, 29,000-square-foot space, with self-guided tours of the airy entry commons and café, spacious library, large classrooms, outdoor learning terrace, and play yard. Student work will also be showcased in each classroom.

Attendees will gather for a toast and brief remarks from Vinny Dotoli, the school’s founder and head of school, and Ty Elie, a trustee, and parent of a graduate.

Within the new campus, Harlem Academy will further enrich its program, add a kindergarten this fall, and double enrollment over the next five years. “We have entered a new and exciting era for our school and have so much to celebrate,” says founder and Head of School Vinny Dotoli. “The new building marks an incredible milestone in Harlem Academy’s journey and secures a pathway to opportunity for generations to come.”

Founded in 2004, Harlem Academy is an independent school with a mission to drive equity of opportunity for promising students.


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The school fills a critical gap in the education landscape as the only independent K-8 school in Manhattan focused on high-potential students from underserved communities.

To view the full campus, take our virtual tour or see our photo tour.

Harlem Academy

Harlem Academy drives equity of opportunity for promising students, guiding them to thrive at the highest academic levels and one day make a mark on the world.

The school’s graduates have moved on to attend some of the nation’s top secondary schools and universities – including Cornell, Dartmouth, Georgetown, Howard, NYU, RPI, Princeton, Wesleyan, and Yale.

Learn more at www.harlemacademy.org.

Photo credit: Harlem Academy kids.

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