Success Academy Charter Schools

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Success Academy Charter Schools
Success Academy Charter Schools logo.png
120 Wall Street, New York, N.Y. 10005 (Main office)
Coordinates 40°42′16.3″N 74°00′22.5″W / 40.704528°N 74.006250°W / 40.704528; -74.006250Coordinates: 40°42′16.3″N 74°00′22.5″W / 40.704528°N 74.006250°W / 40.704528; -74.006250
School type Public charter with public & private funds
Founder Eva S. Moskowitz et al.
Status Open
Authorizer Charter Schools Institute, State University of New York
(most schools)
Chief Executive Officer Eva Moskowitz
Staff Over 350 (all positions) in or before 2012
Grades K–8
Gender Both
Language English (U.S.)
Schedule Mid-August to mid-June
Campus type Urban
Color(s) Orange and blue (logo and uniforms)
Athletics Soccer
Tuition Free
Communities served New York City
Harlem school

Success Academy Charter Schools (SACS), originally Harlem Success Academy, is a charter school operator of 22 schools in New York City. Eva Moskowitz, a former city council member for the Upper East Side, is its founder.[1][2]

In February 2014, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio decided to stop the city's former policy of providing free space in public school buildings to private charter schools, and to evict those schools, including three in the Success Academy Charter Schools network, already in those buildings.[3] The decision was reversed in April after New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo stepped into the controversy. The city ended up finding space for three Success Academy schools.[4]



  1. ^ Kamenetz, Anya. "The Invasion of the Charter Schools" Village Voice (January 30, 2013)
  2. ^ Solomon, Serena. Success Academy aims to open 7 new schools DNAinfo (February 20, 2013)
  3. ^ Baker, Al; Hernández, Javier C. (March 5, 2014). "De Blasio and Moskowitz do battle". New York Times. 
  4. ^ Brown, Stephen Rex. "City secures spaces for three Success Academy charter schools" New York Daily News (April 26, 2014)

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