In New York City, low-income black and Hispanic students are trapped in a system that fails them: four out of five do not complete high school, or graduate unprepared for college.


Success Academy set out to tackle this educational crisis more than a decade ago, with a groundbreaking school design that delivers a rigorous, whole-child education to students from all backgrounds. Today, our network of 47 K-12 schools outperforms every district in the state, proving irrefutably that all children are capable of excellence.

Entrepreneurial Approach

We are constantly driven to seek out new and different ways to deliver a world-class education for all of our students. We draw on the latest advances in technology, business, and advocacy to refine our model — each year exceeding our own prior record of achievement, even as we have rapidly expanded to serve 17,000 scholars across Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. Today, we are nationally recognized for our innovations in curriculum and instruction, teacher training, and family engagement. Educators and policymakers from around the country seek us out to learn from our model.


Build exceptional, world-class public schools that prove children from all backgrounds can succeed in college and life; and advocate across the country to change public policies that prevent so many children from having access to opportunity.

Advocate for educational justice.

When you join our team, you join a community fighting for educational justice for all students, not just those in our schools. At Success Academy, you have the unique opportunity to advocate side-by-side with parents to change policies that prevent access to great public schools. Together, we meet with elected officials, author op-eds, and lead rallies and letter-writing campaigns. We also work to advance school improvement nationwide, by sharing our proven model through the Success Academy Education Institute.

Awards & Recognition

Thanks to the extraordinary work of our educators and staff, Success Academy schools have been nationally recognized and honored.

Eva Moskowitz

Founder and CEO

A longtime Harlem resident and mother of three (including two Success Academy scholars), Success Academy’s Founder and CEO Eva Moskowitz began her leadership in education reform as a New York City Councilmember and Education Committee chair. Success Academy’s distinctive school design grew out of those experiences, as did Eva’s impassioned advocacy for national reform. As CEO, Eva is engaged in all aspects of Success Academy, from leading advocacy campaigns, to directly managing eight schools, to cultivating rising leaders across the organization.

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