April 28, 2014
By Stephanie West
New York, NY—The city announced it finalized space agreements for three charter schools. Space for Harlem Success Academy 4, Success Academy Jamaica, and Success Academy City Hall was secured in three former Catholic school buildings.
The new locations replace co-location proposals previously halted by the Department of Education. The resolution settles legal actions related to those co-locations. Under the agreement, the city will provide for leasing and renovations to ensure a high-quality school environment for students.
“It doesn’t matter whether a child attends a district school, a charter school, or a parochial school―these are all our kids. We pledged to parents we would have a safe, high-quality environment for these students, and this outcome delivers on that promise. I am grateful to Deputy Mayor Buery and Schools Chancellor Fariña for all their work reaching this solution,” said First Deputy Mayor Tony Shorris.
The three schools will be sited at the following locations for the coming school year:
- Annunciation School, 461 West 131st Street, Manhattan
- St. Pius X School, 147-65 249thStreet, Rosedale, Queens
- Mother Cabrini High School, 701 Fort Washington Avenue, Manhattan
The administration will now move forward on final lease negotiations at each site.