Education is crucial to children’s development and every child deserves a quality education. Success Academy is a public charter school network that has become the largest and highest-performing free charter school network in New York City. Their focus is providing all children with an opportunity to have a thorough education.
Founded in 2006, Success Academy operates 41 schools with over 14,000 students in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. Approximately 76% of their students come from low-income households and 93% are children of color. Admission is open to all children in the state of New York. Students are selected through a random lottery held every April.
Guiding students from elementary school through high school, Success Academy provides every student with the resources they need to succeed academically. In the formative years of elementary school, students are encouraged to enjoy learning through reading, solving problems, working together on projects and exploring artistic talents. Students participate in field studies that expose them to cultural experiences they may not have otherwise. During the transitional period of middle school, students are enagaged in a curriculum that focuses on critical thinking, inquiry-based learning and deep subject mastery. Various electives are offered to students including entrepreneurship, debate, dance, visual arts and robotics. For high school students, Success Academy prepares students for college with a curriculum that includes public speaking, academic writing and problem solving. High school students can participate in internships, international trips and summer programs. Counselors at Success Academy assist students in finding a four-year university that is the best for them upon graduating.
For eight consecutive years, Success Academy schools have scored among the highest-performing schools in New York state. They rank in the top 1% for math scores out of all New York schools as well as ranking in the top 2% for English scores. Success Academy also ranks at the top of all New York schools for non-native English speakers, with about 8.5% of students learning the English language.
Through their avid commitment to providing all children with a quality education, Success Academy is the leading choice for students in New York.