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.

Winter Semi-Formal

The Town Meeting Crew (the group of 5-7 students who produce and host ESA’s monthly school wide assembly) is proud to present ESA’s first dance in two years! We want students to dust off their finest semi-formal outfit and join us on December 16, 2022 at 4:30-8:30 p.m. in the ESA foodcourt. We’ll gather students …

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Black History & Futures Month @ ESA

The responsibility to build a more racially just world belongs to all of us. 

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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.