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.

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Senior News

We’re so close to graduation! For more information about prom, graduation, and senior dues, please visit the Senior News page.

ESA’s Annual Gala

Dear Friends & Family of ESA, Our 11th annual ESA Gala is coming up in May!We hope you will join us on the rooftop of the Manny Cantor Center, on Friday, May 10th, at 7:30pm for some food, drinks and fun!The money we raise allows us to support programming we consider essential to our school […]

Class of ’28 Orientation

We are excited to welcome the Class of 2028 to our school in September! Please RSVP for our orientation here.

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.