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Discover our School

George Jackson Academy is a transformative environment – a place for bright boys from all incomes to thrive in a culture of challenging academics, supportive community, and social and moral development. Founded in 2003 to serve academically capable boys in grades 4 through 8 from across New York City’s underserved neighborhoods, the school aims to counter the “fourth grade slump” when ongoing forces lead promising young men to disengage from school.


GJA by the Numbers

Learn more about the school that turns boys into tomorrow’s leaders
of GJA families fall below the NYC low-income cut-off
Students Enrolled
Graduate from 4 Year Colleges
Graduate from High School

Meet the Boys of GJA