All Success Academy seniors accepted to 4-year colleges, universities

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Success Academy High School of the Liberal Arts graduates celebrate.
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For the sixth consecutive year, 100% of Success Academy High School of the Liberal Arts seniors have been accepted to four-year colleges and universities.

Geah Jean Baptiste, a founding first grader at Success Academy Bed-Stuy Elementary School, became Success Academy’s first student to be accepted to Harvard. Other Ivy League acceptances came from Columbia, Brown, Yale and University of Pennsylvania, with the class also receiving offers from Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Howard University and Clark Atlanta University; highly selective liberal arts colleges (Williams, Smith) and universities (Johns Hopkins, Tufts), as well as many top SUNY campuses (Binghamton, Stony Brook).

“This time of year is quite emotional,” said Eva Moskowitz, founder and CEO of Success Academy. “It’s the culmination of a uniquely integrated, 13-year educational journey that starts in kindergarten and builds year by year, intentionally preparing students to excel in college and beyond.”

The Class of 2027 has been well prepared academically, while also embracing opportunities beyond the classroom. The Harvard-bound Baptiste, an accomplished chess player from Brooklyn, who won the state chess championship last year, has a perfect 4.0 GPA and plans to major in neuroscience.

She and 57% of her classmates are headed to some of the most selective universities in the country. Many, like Adrian Martinez, who will attend College of the Holy Cross in the fall, will be the first in their families to attend college. An AP scholar with honor, Martinez is the starting pitcher and second baseman for his elite club baseball team, which travels around the country.

Of the 117 seniors a majority are Black and Hispanic and from low-income families; 68% are the first in their family to attend college; 81% received a financial offer that met their family’s full financial need; and 58% were accepted to selective colleges.

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