About This School
Day in and day out, discovery, exploration, creativity and curiosity abound in every one of our classrooms. We harness each through a rigorous and innovative curriculum that provides an unparalleled free public education to children across New York City.
Second, we reform the public school system in ways that will help every child gain access to a world-class education.
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Success Academy Harlem 5's test results to learn more about school performance.