Essex Street Academy is a small public high school in the Lower East Side in Manhattan.

At Essex Street Academy, we prepare all of our students for success in college and in life by treating them as individuals with specific strengths and needs, and appealing to their intellectual curiosity in our courses. Our emphasis on academic achievement coupled with the emotional support students need to be successful gives graduates from Essex Street Academy the best chance of being successful at the college of their choice.

We Are Hiring!

We are looking for talented, dedicated educators to join our staff next year! We are interviewing for ELA, Math, Social Studies, Science, and Language (Spanish or Spanish/French). Please see Join Our Staff for more information.

Interested In PSAL Sports?

Check out the Seward Park Campus PSAL Sports Teams website for more information.

ESA Spring Clubs

This is our spring ESA clubs we have available. Joining clubs would look great when applying for colleges, if there’s a club that you would want to join but don’t see it on the list please feel free to talk to your teachers about it.

Support ESA

Your support is needed now more than ever. Please consider donating to ESA today to allow us to continue to offer our students the many enrichment opportunities which make our school so special.