Transform Your Student’s Life

George Jackson Academy engages young men in grades 6-8 at a critical time
in their lives, giving them the academic and social support
to excel in higher education—and in life.

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About Our School
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Why Boys?
Our Culture

A nurturing, challenging middle school for boys

Imagine your student in a middle school that offers a challenging curriculum and small class size in a safe, family-oriented, nurturing environment. A school that offers academically talented young men, regardless of their family’s income, a community of students, teachers and parents who support each other on a journey of academic and personal development. George Jackson Academy’s graduates attend some of the most prestigious private and public high schools and colleges in the country, with 100% of  alumni graduating from high school and 95% graduating from college.

Application Process

To begin the application process, complete section one of the application below. Fields with an * are required. After you submit section one, you will be prompted to download the remaining two pieces – the teacher recommendation and transcript forms. Forward both forms to your son’s school for completion.


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students graduate high school and 95% graduate college
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the criteria for admissions?

When selecting new students to join our community, we look at several areas: the student’s academic performance at his current school, admissions test results and student/parent interviews. We admit students who will have successful academic careers as well as fully participate in the school community.

Does the school provide bus service for its students?

George Jackson Academy does not provide bus service for its students. However, we are located on St. Mark’s Place in the East Village, our reach extends throughout out New York City–5 train lines make GJA commutable from most of NYC. We also offer a commuting buddy program, so your child can travel to school with other George Jackson Academy students.

Is financial aid available?

George Jackson Academy has a need-blind admission policy, which means a family’s financial status is not considered when deciding admission. To apply for financial aid, families must submit the George Jackson Academy Financial Aid Form and tax documents.

For questions, please visit our FAQs or contact the Admission Office at or 212-228-6789.

A selection of schools our students are proud to attend

Bronx High School of Science
Groton School
Kent School
Milton Academy
Phillips Academy Andover
Regis High School
Riverdale Country Day School

St. Andrew’s School
St. Paul’s School
Stuyvesant High School
Packer Collegiate Institute
United Nations International School
Xavier High School