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A Daily Burst of Joy: Kindergarten Choice Time at Success Academy

January 17, 2019 Success Academy

Last year, Success Academy doubled down on our commitment to play with the introduction of “Choice Time” in Kindergarten. Now, five days a week for hour-long periods, our youngest scholars head to the Blocks Room, or stay in their classrooms and choose among stations dedicated to sensory materials (clay, play dough), building materials (Legos, Tinkertoys), dramatic play, art, reading, creative writing, and board games. Read more

Keeping up with Keagan! A Day in the Life of a Success Academy Scholar

December 18, 2018 Success Academy

Even though Keagan Whitehurst-Nicks is still learning and growing — after all, he’s only in fourth grade — there are a few things that he’s absolutely certain about. The first is that he will one day host his own talk show, titled Keeping up with Keagan. Secondly, his favorite subjects are theater and math. Third,... Read more

Success Parents and Scholars Ask, “Why Isn’t the Mayor Giving Our Schools Space?”

September 26, 2017 Success Academy

With 112 chronically underutilized school buildings and a total of 65,000 empty seats available — parents are asking why is the city taking so long to find space for Success Academy middle schoolers. District families know what their middle school options are — why are Success parents treated differently? Read more

Fly Away with Peter Pan, Wendy, and the SA Williamsburg cast to Never Never Land

March 10, 2017 Sadie Pincus

Tonight, more than 50 scholars will transport an audience of families and friends to “Never Never Land” for sixty minutes, as they act, sing, and dance in Peter Pan — Success Academy Williamsburg’s first-ever musical performance. Read more

How A Teacher Turned Disappointment Into Triumph For One Scholar

March 7, 2016 Isha Rodriguez-Aviles

I would like to see the Times spend a few days at Success Academy Williamsburg, where my daughter attends fourth grade, so a reporter could see the magic that happens there daily. Read more

I Am Not Naive About the School I Chose for My Kids

March 4, 2016 Amie Sepaniak

Really, what's the beef with Success? Read more

A Mother’s Thank You to a Principal

September 29, 2015 Mary Bronstein

Earlier this month, Success Academy Williamsburg Principal Abby Johnson received a touching email from a parent. Mary Bronstein's daughter, Faye, is a scholar in Dana Baij’s kindergarten classroom. Read more

Why Our School Should Get Space for Fifth Grade

June 8, 2015 Abigail Johnson

This is a school that the community continues to support and call out for. This past year, our school received more than 2,400 applications for fewer than 75 open seats in grades K-4. There were 395 applications for fourth grade seats alone. Read more