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St HOPE Leadership Academy is a free public charter middle school where each family has the support of our teachers and staff, and where your child can thrive!

The data supports that St HOPE scholars excel:

  • St HOPE is MORE than a middle school. Each year, multiple families express that St HOPE is so much more than a middle school and note that we are a family.
  • Central Harlem is filled with public middle schools. However, St HOPE scholars consistently outperform their peers on NYS ELA and Math state exams.
  • While our scholars succeed on State and Regents’ assessments, our scholars also experience multiple experiences ranging from Chess Club to Project Broadway to college trips and so, so much more.
  • St HOPE provides $25,000 in scholarships through which we pay for our current scholars to attend summer enrichment opportunities that interest them.

Our scholars live across the city in Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Manhattan, and they receive Metrocards to help them get to school.

We accept students in grades 6-8, and offer a High School and College Prep program with an emphasis on personalized learning, leadership and character development, and support for scholars and alumin. As you choose a school for your middle schooler, we encourage you to explore our website to learn more about St HOPE. You may also contact us to schedule a tour to see our school firsthand.

If you have any questions during the application process, please don’t hesitate to contact Yamel Gonzalez at (646) 599-1839 or If you’d prefer to complete your application with SchooMint, click here. To learn more about the application process, click here.

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