“HVA is the best school
in Harlem!
It’s like a private school.”

– Jasmine, mother of HVA student

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Harlem Village Academies provides
a gifted & talented quality
PreK-12 education for all students

Now accepting applications for Fall 2021

Pending approval from the NYC DOE, our pre-k will open in Fall 2021.

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Why do families choose
Harlem Village Academies?

  • HVA teaches critical thinking, student independence, and ethical purpose
  • HVA is a neighborhood school with a warm, caring environment and deep respect for students and parents
  • HVA has 15 years of proven results: students rank at the very top on state tests and 100% earn admission to college
  • HVA is distinguished as the only charter school in Harlem offering the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB), widely recognized as the most sophisticated college preparatory curriculum

You are warmly invited to attend an info session, learn about the application process, and apply. The lottery deadline is April 1 at 5pm.  For more information about the lottery, see here.

Enrollment is free and open to all students. If you have any questions, please email us at enrollment@harlemvillage.org. We’d love to hear from you!

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Parents and teachers committed
to an excellent education

Our parents:

  • Ensure reading and studying at home daily is a high priority
  • Ensure students arrive to school on time, every day
  • Regularly participate in school meetings and activities

Our teachers:

  • Provide challenging, inspiring instruction
  • Hold the highest expectations for respectful behavior while fostering student leadership
  • Communicate frequently with parents

Info Sessions

Check back soon for information about virtual events at each of our schools.

HVA East Elementary (PreK-5)

2351 First Avenue (at 120th Street)
Call Yaritza

HVA West Lower Elementary (PreK-2)

Leon H. Gray Elementary
74 West 124th Street
Call Tori

West Upper Elementary (3-5)

132 West 124th Street
Call Evelyn

Application process

Deadline April 1.  Applications must be submitted online by 5pm on April 1.  Once you submit your application, you may use this same link to track its status.  (If you need a paper application, you may obtain one by emailing enrollment@harlemvillage.org.)

  • You must be a resident of New York state to apply to Harlem Village Academies.
  • Your child must be five years old on or before December 31, 2021 to apply to kindergarten.
  • Admission is FREE, determined by a lottery, and is not limited based on any factor, but returning students have admissions priority.

April 2.  The HVA Enrollment Lottery is broadcast online at 5pm on April 2.  After the lottery, each family will receive an email notification with an offer or wait list information.  (Waitlisted families will receive offers on a rolling basis.)  Families are not required to attend the lottery. However, if you would like to attend, please email enrollment@harlemvillage.org for a zoom link and call-in information.

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We’d love to hear from you!

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Nondiscrimination Statement

A charter school shall not discriminate against or limit the admission of any student on any unlawful basis, including on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, gender, disability, intellectual ability, measures of achievement or aptitude, athletic ability, race, creed, religion or ancestry. A school may not require any action by a student or family (such as an admissions test, interview, essay, attendance at an information session, etc.) in order for an applicant to either receive or submit an application for admission to that school.