Staten Island Academy offers 10-14 Advanced Placement courses annually, which begin in the summer preceding the school year and culminate with the AP examinations in the spring. These classes allow Upper School students to earn college credits and placement before entering higher education. AP classes at the Academy include Spanish Language, English Language, English Literature, Modern European History, US History, Psychology, Biology, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science Principles, and Computer Science A. Many of our Advanced Placement teachers are honored by the College Board and are asked to serve on AP reading and grading committees.
College Guidance Program
Staten Island Academy has one of the leading College Guidance Programs in New York City. Led by the former President of the New York State Association for College Admission Counseling, the program caters to each student's needs based on the qualities they look for in a school, their academic performance, and their extracurricular interests.
The House Program
The Upper School House Program promotes student initiatives, peer leadership, inter-grade camaraderie, and a commitment to excellence. Each student in Grades 9-12, along with each faculty member of the Upper School, is assigned to one of five "Houses," each named for a prominent figure in the Academy's history. These cross-grade Houses compete in events like Soccer, Literary Jeopardy, the highest grade point average, the most improved grade point average, and the least number of detentions.