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A Founding Scholar Comes Home to Teach

November 3, 2022 Success Academy

What sets Faith Rodriguez apart from her colleagues at SA Harlem 1? The first-year associate teacher was once an SA scholar herself! Faith began attending SA in 2006 as a first-grade Harlem 1 scholar, and the educational impact was so monumental that Faith returned to teach third grade after graduating from college. “Success played a huge role... Read more

Repeating A Grade Helped These Scholars Thrive

May 13, 2020 Success Academy

Every scholar has their own educational journey. We spoke with three parents who learned that taking an extra year was exactly what their scholars needed. Read more

Calculating and Counting with Miles: A Day in the Life of an SA 4th Grader

August 5, 2019 Success Academy

SA Upper West scholar Miles loves to think about the world in terms of numbers and mathematical relationships. We had a chance to join Miles in his daily adventures in calculating, reading, and playing, and you can follow along! Read more

Parent Perspective: “Our Second Choice Success Academy Turned Out to Be First Rate”

May 29, 2019 Jaime Jose

A quality education is the greatest treasure I can give my child, and I’ll continue to do all I can to give him one. Read more

I’m a Woman, I Can Do Anything: Ladies First at SA Harlem 1

May 24, 2019 Success Academy

Among the young women of the Ladies First Club, the most popular future profession is president of the United States, followed closely by a job in fashion. Every Tuesday at 4:00PM, the scholars of the Ladies First Club put on their signature hair bows, personalized with their names, and gather in room 344. Read more

All the World’s a Page: Congratulations to our Success Academy Authors!

January 9, 2019 Success Academy

If there’s one thing we love even as much as reading at Success Academy, it’s helping our scholars find and develop their writing voices. From elementary school onwards, our scholars practice writing every single day. Once they’ve learned to convey strong and precise ideas with clarity, purpose, and structure, they have a lifelong tool for... Read more

Scholars Return Victorious from the Super Bowl of Chess

May 17, 2018 Success Academy

One hundred and six students from 14 Success Academy schools traveled to Nashville this past weekend, joining thousands of players from across the country to duke it out in what is considered the Super Bowl of scholastic chess: the National Elementary School Championships. Read more

Success Academy Scholars Earn 1st Place in Four Divisions at New York State Chess Championships

March 13, 2018 Success Academy

During this year’s New York State Chess Championships, spectators likely saw a sea of Success Academy blue and orange: about one in eight competitors at the event was an SA scholar, with 135 participants representing 14 Success Academy schools. Read more

A Day in the Life with a Success Academy School Psychologist

February 23, 2018 Success Academy

In August 2015, Angela Moyer joined the faculty of Success Academy Fort Greene as an elementary school psychologist. Now she works directly with scholars, teachers, school leadership, and families to develop strategies for scholars to grow and learn not just academically, but also socially, emotionally, and behaviorally. We recently spent a day with Angela to learn what it takes to to help children achieve the highest degree of success — inside and outside the classroom. Read more

Success Academy Chess Stars Earn Top Ten Finishes at US Grade Championships

December 18, 2017 Success Academy

Last week, 35 scholars from across the Success Academy network traveled to Orlando, Florida for some sunshine — and chess! Competing in the prestigious National K-12 Grade Championships, Success Academy improved from last year’s already stellar performance at both the individual and the team levels. Read more