With an average score of 1263, our senior class beat the national average of 1068 by 195 points. What’s more, 100% of this class of 26 met national benchmarks for college readiness on both the math and verbal exams, compared with 49% across the country, outperforming national averages for all demographics.
Every aspect of SA HSLA’s design focuses on college persistence. We believe that a college diploma gives scholars the path forward to economic stability, fulfilling careers, and the adult life they deserve. While research shows that college persistence is an enormous challenge for low-income students, students of color, and first-generation student nationwide, everyone at HSLA is completely focused on the end goal: not only getting all scholars into the college of their dreams, but giving them the skills and knowledge they need to thrive and graduate in four years.
Rigorous Academic Prep
Admission to SA HSLA is limited to students who have completed eighth grade at an SA middle school, which allows us to build on the rigorous preparation of grades K-8. Our high school’s workload is collegiate in both volume and nature, with a curriculum that focuses on critical thinking, problem solving, academic writing, and public speaking across content areas. Our program exceeds the distribution requirements for a New York State Regents Diploma. To graduate, scholars must meet passing scores on at least five external exams, in addition to completing the minimum course load.
Our high school offers both direct instruction and authentic practice in time-and task-management. We intentionally structure the school day with time for scholars to develop collegiate work habits with the goal of creating the experience of independence our scholars will face in college. Scholars use independent work time to meet with teachers, complete homework or research projects, and work on creative and athletic pursuits.
Talents & Passions
We offer a large number of electives, clubs, competitive teams, and student-driven experiential learning opportunities, which serve as a critical, creative outlet for exploring and developing passions and talents. Success Academy sets very high standards for its students —academically, athletically, and artistically. And it supports the scholars to help them reach those high standards.
We focus on cultivating the attributes and mindsets of successful college graduates. Dedicated deans teach crucial life habits such as time-and task-management, goal-setting, and self-advocacy.
Starting in ninth grade, College Access and Persistence Counselors partner with scholars and families to support a holistic school experience while also supporting scholars through the college application process. Three times a week, our students participate in a college prep seminar that supports their academic core coursework and emphasizes strong work habits. During the college application process, they also learn about college-focused topics like financial literacy and stress management.
We welcome visits from college admissions representatives to Success Academy High School of the Liberal Arts throughout the year. Please visit MaiaLearning to create a user profile and access Success Academy High School of the Liberal Arts’ school visit calendar. Should you have any difficulties, please utilize this instructional video. If you have further questions or cannot find a timeslot that works for you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Our scholars and school community look forward to meeting you!Request a Visit
Success Academy High School of the Liberal Arts is located in Midtown, Manhattan and is easily accessible via public transportation.
Success Academy High School of the Liberal Arts
111 East 33rd Street, Floor 4 New York, NY 10033
Success Academy High School of the Liberal Arts is located on the 3rd and 4th floors of the Norman Thomas High School building. Please note that upon entering, all visitors must check-in with security, present photo ID, and pass through a metal detector.
Take the 6 train to 33rd Street, which will bring you to the Northwest corner of 33rd Street and Park Ave. This is the closest train stop to the school.
Take the B, D, F, M, N, Q, R or W train to Herald Square. From there, it is about a 10-15 minute walk to the school.
If you are taking a taxi, the entrance to the building is on the Northeast corner of 33rd Street and Park Avenue.Open in Google Maps
CEEB code: 333734
Associate Director of College Access & Persistence
B.S. Economics (Finance), University of Pennsylvania
B.A. History, University of Pennsylvania
College Access & Persistence Counselor
B.A. English, Loyola University Maryland
M.S.Ed. Counseling, Fordham University Graduate School of Education