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Scholars Academy

Scholars Academy is a coeducational public school for students in grades 6 through 12.

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Institution Type: Public Setting: Urban


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Scholars Academy says

Scholars' Academy is an academically accelerated selective high school that prepares students for the challenges of college learning. Comprised of multi-talented students, our diverse student body is challenged by an ambitious curriculum in English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Language and the Arts. All classes are honors or Advanced Placement and students have the opportunity to earn college credit in their junior and senior years. Teachers work closely with students on an individual basis within a school-wide cooperative group structure to ensure their success.

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Scholars' Academy follows a unique course of study which allows students to complete most of their high school graduation requirements by the end of grade 10. All students take Advanced Placement courses in grades 11 & 12 and many apply for internships. Students may elect to earn college credit for several classes through a partnership with St. Francis College. The Academy offers elective courses in media, visual arts, technology and music. There are also advanced courses in visual arts and online courses in grade 12.

Program Overview

Program Specialization: Humanities and Interdisciplinary

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 108

Admission Method: Screened

Entrance Requirements: Review of Attendance & Punctuality

Required Grades

  • Math: 85-100
  • Science: 85-100
  • Social Studies: 85-100
  • English: 85-100


Buses: Q22, Q53

Trains: A, S to Beach 105th St-Seaside



Public schools are supported through local, state, and federal funding, and do not charge tuition to students who attend them.



Admission Priorities

  • Priority to continuing 8th graders
  • Then to New York City residents

Important Dates

Regular Application Deadline: December 2



Test Scores

1532 Average score for the SAT Composite

Test Section Average Score
SAT Math 537
SAT Verbal 499
SAT Writing 496

NYC Report Card

Overall Score
College and Career Readiness


Scholars Academy received a Silver award from US News in 2013.

  • AP Art History
  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture
  • AP Psychology (Online)
  • AP Statistics (Online)
  • AP United States History (Online)
  • Spanish (Online)
  • Spanish

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 1,062
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
6 255
7 194
8 193
9 122
10 110
11 100
12 88

Scholars Academy's relatively variable enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Scholars Academy's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 23 : 1
Gender 44% Male / 56% Female
Socioeconomic Diversity

51% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at Scholars Academy.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 42%
Hispanic/Latino 16%
Black or African American 19%
Asian 22%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

There were 4 incidents of bullying last year at Scholars Academy, which equals 0.0041 incidents per student.


Metropolitan Museum of Art HS Tour Program, Scholars' Shadow Internships, The Music of India; Guitar, The World of Art; Carnegie Hall Cultural Exchange Program, Art & Design, Band, Chorus, College Awareness Student Team (CAST), Dance, Digital Photography, Drama, Drawing, Film Production, Forensics, Independent Art Studio Morning Program, Journalism, Key Club, LEGO Robotics, Mathletes, Mentoring Program, Multicultural, Painting, Peer Tutoring, Percussion, SAT Preparation Courses, School Newspaper, Science, Sculpture, Shakespeare, Spanish, Stage Crew, Step, Student Government, Summer Jobs Program, Tech/MOUSE Squad, Video Editing, Video Production, Video Yearbook, Web Design, Yearbook
  • Art Club
  • Band
  • Dance Club
  • Dance Team
  • Drama Club
  • Film Club
  • Math Team
  • Photography Club
  • Robotics
  • Student Government
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
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