Transform Your Student’s Life
George Jackson Academy engages young men at a critical time
in their lives, giving them the academic and social support
to excel in higher education—and in life.
A nurturing, challenging middle school for boys
Imagine your student in a school that offers a challenging curriculum and small class size in a safe, family-oriented, nurturing environment. A school that offers academically qualified young men, regardless of their economic means, a community of students, teachers and parents who support each other on a journey of academic and personal development. George Jackson Academy graduates go on to some of the most prestigious Prep/High Schools and Colleges/Universities in the country with 100% of its alumni graduating High School and 95% graduating College.
GJA gave me a great foundation of self. They gave me tools no matter what room I enter, I can always be authentic. They taught me that I belong no matter what. In a room of 60 people or 600 people, I belong.
George Jackson Academy means a lot to me. GJA is a safe haven. Here you can be yourself without being judged.
GJA is special because we are brothers and look out for each other.
I came here and I felt something magical. In my last school, I was a whole grade level above my class and wasn’t learning anything but when I came to GJA, I was actually challenged.
The amazing teachers here help me enjoy learning. I feel like my classmates really are my brothers and I can strive to be my best self around them.
GJA has opened doors for me to have a chance to get into a great high school.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-228-6789.