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.

Spring Semester!

January 31st will be the start of the new spring semester!

What happens when a play goes off the rails….

NOISES OFF! A play about a play that goes terribly wrong. NEXT WEEK! Wednesday Feb 1st at 6:15 p.m. Thursday Feb 2nd  at 6:15 p.m. Friday Feb 3rd at 6:15 p.m.Admission is 5 dollars (Free for ESA faculty, staff, and students)We hope to see you there! The show has one intermission and will be done by 7:45How will the …

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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.