Middle Schools

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Scholars Academies Middle Schools prepare students with the academic skills, strength of character, and emotional well-being to excel in high school and college, to lead in their communities, and to realize their best possible selves.

Scholars Academies are operated by East Harlem Tutorial Program, a community-based organization providing educational opportunities for East Harlem’s young people since 1958.



East Harlem Scholars Academy Middle Schools foster a culture of learning, service, kindness, and respect. Our school model is designed to be academically excellent, developmentally responsive, and socially equitable.

Our student-centered design is made possible by the strategic deployment of instructional capacity to allow a low student-to-teacher ratio, provide for more differentiation, and a robust instructional intervention staff to effectively support our English Language Learners, struggling students, and students with disabilities.

Once enrolled, students can stay with Scholars Academies through high school graduation. While in high school and after graduation, they are automatically part of East Harlem Tutorial Program’s (EHTP) College and Career Readiness, Access, and Success programs, where they receive comprehensive mentoring and support to ensure they make it to and through college.

Our program design includes:

  • Rigorous Common Core-aligned curriculum that prepares students for success in college, career, and life in today’s global economy;

  • Instructional program that promotes student engagement and makes classrooms lively, joyful, and creative places;

  • Comprehensive school-wide practices that build students’ sense of autonomy and encourage them to have a voice, feel connected, and safe to take risks;

  • Variety of electives and specials, including Spanish, poetry, robotics, art, and music, to build on or develop new interests;

  • Advisory periods that provide formal opportunities to focus with an adult mentor on social and emotional development, character education and leadership, and school management skills.

Exceptional Teachers

We hire, train, and retain only the most qualified and invested teachers, and give them the tools and resources to ensure the success of our scholars. Our collaborative, diverse, and multi-lingual staff is passionate about teaching. They make our schools exciting places where students are challenged and engaged.

More Time for Learning

To achieve our goals for our scholars, we devote more time to learning. Our school day and year are extended to give students enough time to practice and master new skills.


Our school is a community grounded in teamwork among staff, families, scholars, and the East Harlem community. Families are welcome to join us for breakfast each morning and at our monthly Community Circle gatherings and are encouraged to actively participate in school decision-making through the Family Council. We also host family workshops and opportunities to speak with the school leadership team.

We are proud to serve and celebrate the East Harlem community. Every classroom is named for an East Harlem Hero. We are always excited to design classroom and school events to celebrate our community.


Enrollment is by lottery with preference given to siblings, residents of East Harlem (CSD 4), English Language Learners, and students with individualized education programs (IEP).

East Harlem Scholars Academies are public charter schools operated by EHTP, a community-based organization founded in 1958.

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2050 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10029

Tel: (212) 348-2518
Fax: (212) 348-2848

Superintendent: Dr. Robert S. Harvey

Principal: Maureen Yusuf-Morales

Opened: August 2016
Grades: 5 to 8

Hours: Monday to Thursday, 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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1573 Madison Avenue (at 106th Street)
New York, NY 10029

Tel: (212) 348-2518
Fax: (212) 348-2848

Superintendent: Dr. Robert S. Harvey

Principal: Rhonda Humphries

Opened: August 2018
Grades: 5 and 6

Hours: Monday to Thursday, 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 
Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.