World Class Progressive Education for the Children of Harlem
Harlem Village Academies
is a progressive PreK-12 charter school network in Harlem affiliated with the Progressive Education Institute. We are passionate about creating a rich intellectual life for students as well as teachers.
An end which is the child’s own carries him to achieve the means of its accomplishment.
One schoolmaster made the remark, ‘I have no faith in this boy.’ Dr. Reinhardt said to him, ‘Then you have no right to educate him.’ Each boy or girl entrusted to our care is capable.
Authentic tests are contextualized, complex intellectual challenges that stress depth over breadth.
Are we forming children who are only capable of learning what is already known or should we try to develop creative and innovative minds?
Any fool can know. The point is to understand.
Progressive Education at HVA
We are deeply committed to progressive education while emphatically embracing a sense of urgency, a strong work ethic, and accountability for student learning.
Careers at HVA
We hold ourselves accountable for creating learning experiences that inspire and require the highest levels of intellectual sophistication.