Pre-K through 12 Overview
At Staten Island Academy, we believe in our students, first and foremost. We also believe:
Students should be at the center of a well-rounded education.
We know that children learn best when their intellectual, creative, emotional, social, and physical growth is nurtured and challenged. Toward that end, the Academy encourages active student participation in our many extracurricular activities. These are not just part of student life at the Academy; they are the core of how we educate.
Inspiring teachers are the key to making education personal.
Our teachers know every single student and are leaders in their fields with top-notch credentials. The care and compassion with which they teach ensure that a student's education is not something taken lightly. In addition to their outstanding work in the classroom, the Academy faculty members are coaches, academic and activity advisers, college advisers, role models, and mentors.
Schoolwork should be rigorous.
The Academy's academic curriculum is challenging at all grade levels, and we are committed to providing one of the top educational programs in New York City. Under the direction of our Division Directors, the curriculum is centered around a fully unified design from Pre-K3 through Grade 12 to build on educational foundations for further growth in future years. The curriculum is also purposefully designed so new students can use their prior education as a springboard for learning at the Academy.
Collaboration with Wagner College enhances the academic experience.
The Staten Island Academy Higher Education Collaboration Program utilizes the rich educational resources of Wagner College and its faculty to enhance students' academic experience. In the program, Wagner College faculty and students guide Staten Island Academy faculty and students in various initiatives. The Staten Island Academy Higher Education Collaboration Program impacts students and faculty in Pre-K3 through Grade 12.
Quality education is a collaborative effort between school and family.
The Academy encourages parents to become active participants in their child's education. With a strong parent presence at school events, sports games, theatrical productions, fundraisers, and the like, we teach students that they have the support necessary to succeed. At the same time, it is our goal that all students learn to become independent young adults, and we are intentional about providing parents with the resources and support to let their kids grow up and become self-reliant.
Independent schools offer an exceptional education.
We are proud to be Staten Island's only secular independent school and the oldest private school in the borough. Staten Island Academy (SIA) is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Independent Schools and the New York State Association of Independent Schools.