Accepting 6th Grade Applications for September 2021

George Jackson Academy is an independent middle school for high-achieving boys in grades 6 through 8. GJA prepares bright boys for success in high school, college and beyond. GJA will continue to accept applications through Spring 2021. The application is free.

Discover our School

George Jackson Academy transforms the lives of bright NYC middle school boys with its challenging academics and supportive community, launching them toward bright futures. Founded in 2003 and serving 100 boys in grades six through eight, GJA  educates academically talented boys from underserved neighborhoods and counters ongoing forces that too often lead promising young men to disengage from school.

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GJA by the Numbers


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