The mission of The Eagle Academy for Young Men is to develop young men committed to the pursuit of academic excellence, strong character, and responsible leadership. We are a college-preparatory school focused and committed to the school’s guiding principles of: Academic Excellence, Mentoring, Leadership, Integrity, Character Development, and Community Service. We are part of a network of six all-male schools across the New York City area which work in collaboration to support the needs of our community and our young men. Our scholars are provided rigorous academic opportunities including advanced placement courses, CUNY College Now courses, and senior year off-site daytime internships. We have a long-established history of strong family engagement with a highly active parent association. We partner with parents to educate the whole child, and provide regular community-based parent workshops open to all families. We prepare our students to join the ranks of future leaders in society. Our scholars are expected to conduct themselves professionally, wear uniforms, and participate in cultural rituals as part of their normal school routines. Professionals from a wide array of careers act as mentors to provide scholarship and internship opportunities; they are successful male role models who partner with students in their development inside and outside of the classroom environment. Each fall, Eagle Academy hosts the All Male College Fair, and combined with regular college visits, our scholars are exposed to representatives from nearly one hundred colleges throughout their high school experience.
The Eagle Academy for Young Men opened in the fall of 2004 after admitting its first ninth-grade class. From there, Eagle developed into a full 4-year high school and moved into its current state-of-the-art flagship facility constructed in 2010. Starting during the 2011-2012 school year, the school opened its doors for its first 6th grade class. As of the 2013-2014 school year, Eagle serves all grades from 6 through 12. In 2018, Eagle Bronx members of its original 6th grade class graduated from high school!
The Eagle Academy for Young Men has expanded beyond its initial Bronx roots, opening additional schools in Ocean Hill/Brownsville Brooklyn, South Jamaica Queens, Harlem, Staten Island and in Newark, New Jersey. All schools are supported by the Eagle Academy Foundation, itself a result of the initial investment of a group of educators, parents, community leaders and corporate partners, led by the One Hundred Black Men, Inc.
The Eagle Academy Foundation
The Eagle Academy Foundation was created to support and develop the Eagle Academy network of schools, and provides critical funding to our schools. For more information, visit the Eagle Academy Foundation website.