ESSEX STREET ACADEMY

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.

Roundtables and Panels

As a project-based school, we believe that students learn best when they are challenged to produce meaningful work for an authentic audience.  Roundtables and panels allow students to showcase their learning for other students, teachers, and staff across all departments and grade-levels, as well as professionals from outside the school with real-world knowledge and expertise […]

We Are Hiring!

We are looking for a parent coordinator to join our staff this year! Please see Join Our Staff for more information.

First Day & FAQs for New Students!

To the 9th graders and transfer students joining us this year - welcome!  Here are answers to some of the questions you may have. 

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.