The Urban Assembly Academy for Future Leaders, located in Harlem, provides a nurturing, academically challenging environment that supports the educational success and social development of our students. Courses are taught by uncommonly dedicated teachers with a heightened focus on the needs and interests of each individual learner. Students are respectful, self-disciplined, productive citizens who think critically, make informed decisions, and act ethically.

Core Values:

  • Empathy:Ability to recognize, feel, and respond to the needs & suffering of others. Includes compassion, kindness, civic-mindedness.
  • Curiosity: Ability to seek and acquire new knowledge, skills, and ways of understanding the world. Includes critical thinking, reasoning, love of learning.
  • Sociability: Ability to understand & express feelings & behaviors that facilitate positive relationships. Includes active listening, self-regulation, communication skills
  • Resilience: Ability to meet and overcome challenges in ways that maintain or promote well-being. Includes perseverance, initiative, self-confidence.
  • Self-Awareness: Ability to examine and understand who we are relative to the world around us. Includes self-reflection, mindfulness, gratitude.
  • Integrity: Ability to act in ways consistent with the values, beliefs, and moral principles we claim to hold. Includes courage, honesty, authenticity.
  • Resourcefulness: Ability to find and use available resources to achieve goals, problem solve, & shape the future. Includes decision-making, organizing, planning.
  • Creativity: Ability to generate & communicate original ideas & appreciate the nature of beauty. Includes aesthetics, imagination, playfulness.

  • Grade Range: 6-8
  • District: 5
  • Principal: Joseph Gates

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