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Seniors Receive Acceptances from Top-Tier Colleges and Universities, including Harvard University, Columbia, UPenn, and Howard 

New York, NY, March 31, 2023 — For the sixth consecutive year, 100% of Success Academy High School of the Liberal Arts seniors have been accepted to four-year colleges and universities. Geah Jean Baptiste, a founding first grader at Success Academy Bed-Stuy Elementary School, became Success Academy’s first student to be accepted to Harvard. Other Ivy League acceptances came from Columbia, Brown, Yale, and University of Pennsylvania, with the class also receiving offers from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (Howard University, Clark Atlanta University); highly selective liberal arts colleges (Williams, Smith) and universities (Johns Hopkins, Tufts), as well as many top SUNY campuses (Binghamton, Stony Brook).

“This time of year is quite emotional,” said Eva Moskowitz, founder and CEO of Success Academy. “It’s the culmination of a uniquely integrated, 13-year educational journey that starts in kindergarten and builds year by year, intentionally preparing students to excel in college and beyond.”

The Class of 2027 has been well prepared academically, while also embracing opportunities beyond the classroom. The Harvard-bound Geah Jean Baptiste, an accomplished chess player from Brooklyn, who won the state chess championship last year, has a perfect 4.0 GPA and plans to major in neuroscience. She and 57% of her classmates are headed to some of the most selective universities in the country. Many, like Adrian Martinez, who will attend College of the Holy Cross in the fall, will be the first in their families to attend college. An AP Scholar with Honor, Adrian is the starting pitcher and second baseman for his elite club baseball team, which travels around the country. 

Of the 117 seniors: 

  • Majority are Black and Hispanic and from low-income families
  • 68% are the first in their family to attend college
  • 81% received a financial offer that met their family’s full financial need
  • 58% accepted to selective colleges
    • 11% accepted to a most selective college
    • 15% accepted to a highly selective college
    • 33% accepted to a selective college

Class of 2023 Acceptances & Commitments 
*Bolded names indicate the colleges and universities that our scholars will attend next fall. Some seniors have not yet committed.

Adelphi University
Amherst College
Arizona State University
Bard College
Bates College
Bentley University
Binghamton University
Boston College
Brandeis University
Brown University
Case Western Reserve University
Clark Atlanta University
Clarkson University
Colgate University
College of Mount Saint Vincent
College of the Holy Cross
Columbia College Chicago
Columbia University In the City of New York
Connecticut College
CUNY Bernard M Baruch College
CUNY Brooklyn College
CUNY City College
CUNY College of Staten Island
CUNY Hunter College
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
CUNY Lehman College
CUNY Medgar Evers College
CUNY New York City College of Technology
CUNY Queens College
CUNY York College
Davidson College
Duke University
Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham Campus
Florida Memorial University
Georgia State University
Gettysburg College
Goucher College
Hampton University
Hartwick College
Harvard College
Hobart William Smith Colleges
Holy Family University
Howard University
Iona College
Ithaca College
Jackson State University
Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University)
Johns Hopkins University
Johnson & Wales University-Providence
Juniata College
Lehigh University
Long Island University
Loyola Marymount University
Loyola University Maryland
Manhattan College
Marist College
Marywood University
Mcdaniel College
Mercy College
Mercyhurst University
Molloy College
Morgan State University
Mount Holyoke College
Mount Saint Mary College
Norfolk State University
North Carolina Central University
Northeastern University
Nova Southeastern University
Occidental College
Old Dominion University
Pace University
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
Quinnipiac University
Rider University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Saint Peter’s University
Seton Hall University
Siena College
Skidmore College
Smith College
Southern Connecticut State University
St. Francis College
St. Olaf College
St. John’s University-New York
State University of New York At New Paltz
Stony Brook University
SUNY at Albany
SUNY at Fredonia
SUNY at Purchase College
SUNY Brockport
SUNY Buffalo State
SUNY College at Oswego
SUNY College at Plattsburgh
SUNY College at Potsdam
SUNY College of Technology At Delhi
SUNY Morrisville
SUNY Oneonta
SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Susquehanna University
Swarthmore College
Syracuse University
Temple University
Trinity College
Tufts University
Union College
University At Buffalo
University of Arizona
University of Bridgeport
University of Connecticut
University of Massachusetts-Boston
University of New Haven
University of Pennsylvania
University of Rochester
University of Virginia-Main Campus
Utica College
Virginia Commonwealth University
Washington State University
Washington University In St Louis
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Wesleyan University
Williams College
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Yale University

Geah Jean Baptiste


About Success Academy 

Since its founding in 2006, Success Academy has created the highest-performing public school district in New York state, and a national model of access to excellence for children across all demographics. We currently enroll over 20,000 children in our 49 elementary, middle, and high schools. The majority of Success Academy scholars are children of color from low-income households in disadvantaged neighborhoods, admitted through a random public lottery. Our distinctive K-12 approach, designed as a holistic thirteen-year educational trajectory, leads to student outcomes that outpace even those in affluent suburban schools. To date, 100% of SA’s graduates have been accepted to four-year colleges, many to highly selective institutions. Most are the first in their families to have the opportunity for higher education. We regularly share our groundbreaking curriculum and methods with educators and school leaders across the country. By scaling excellence and reigniting the civic mission of education, Success Academy is leading a movement to reinvent public education. All children can thrive and achieve in school, in college, and in life — Success Academy students and teachers prove it every day.

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