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.

Fall Meet & Greet Night

We will be hosting our Fall Meet and Greet on Thursday, September 28th from 5:30pm-7:30pm. This is a great opportunity to meet your student’s teachers, learn about your child’s classes, meet our Parents’ Association members and so much more.  Details about the schedule will follow, but for now SAVE THE DATE

Interested in Attending ESA?

We will be holding school tours and open houses for 8th grade students and families interested in attending ESA! Please check out the tour and open house dates and the sign up links. 

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.