Welcome to Essex Street Academy

As ESA parents and teachers we are all members of the ESA Parent Association.  The ESA Parent Association is committed to promoting and supporting the ESA educational experience by fostering a spirit of community through open communication and cooperation between parents, students and faculty.  We are a 501(c)(3) and help insure that all ESA parents are engaged, well-informed partners with the ESA administration and faculty through a variety of programming. We are providing financial support for educational and afterschool supplies & to keep the following enrichment activities for students accessible and affordable for all:

  • After School club supplies and travel expenses for clubs like, Boxing, Film Club, GSA, and the Restorative Justice Action Team
  • After School sports team supplies including uniforms
  • Equipment purchases such as instruments, body mics, and paint for Music, Theater and Art Programs
  • Food for activities (such as ESA Ambassadors) that keep students at school through dinner
  • Teacher and Staff Appreciation events
  • Grants for the annual Big Sib/Frost Valley Retreat
  • Subsidizing graduation activities to keep them affordable for all

We hope to continue to support these activities, and this would not be possible without your continued engagement and contributions.

Upcoming PA Meetings:

Thursday, March 28, 2024        6 – 7:15 PM
  –> Restorative Justice at ESA
Thursday, April 18, 2024           6 – 7 PM
  –> Financial Literacy for Teens
Thursday, May 23, 2024           6 – 7 PM
  –> Gender Identity and Pronoun Usage
Thursday, June 20, 2024          6 – 7 PM
  –> Potluck Dinner on the ESA Roof!

The Parent Association at ESA meets monthly to discuss upcoming events, fundraising opportunities and ways to build community at our school.

Past Meetings:

Thursday, March 7, 2024       6 – 7:15 PM
  –> Presentation on Vaping and Marijuana Use among Teens

The mission of the ESA Parents Association is to engage, inform, and support families and students via workshops, enrichment activities, and community building to ensure all families are empowered.

2023 - 2024 PA Officers

Yvonne Flemming & Michele Greenberg
Amy Huggans & Derin Vidal
Interim Secretary:
– open –
Community Building Chair:
Eveyln Adler
Equity & Inclusion Chair:
Yolanda Sangweni
Website Maintenance Chair:
Rosa Sanchez
István Becze

Check out some photos from our past events: