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NYC Department of Education

“Knowledge Itself Is Power” - Ipsa Scientia Potestas Est

Pace Academy

Founded in 1982
A Proven Formula for Excellence in Public Education

Choosing where to send you child for Middle School is not an easy decision. In fact, it might be one of the most important decisions that you will ever make on behalf of your child.

Experts agree that the life-long study habits learned during the middle school years are the very skills necessary for success later in life. You want a superior school that is safe and has a proven, time-tested track record of achievement; where teachers are dedicated, hard working, and passionate about your child’s accomplishments.

Since 1982 the Pace Academy has attracted, educated, and graduated thousands of New York City’s best and most ambitious students. Our graduates have gone on to attend New York’s most select public and private high schools and our nation’s most prestigious and esteemed colleges and universities. Our alumni have established themselves in the fields of Mathematics, Science, Medicine, Law, Business, Technology, and Public Service. Many have said that their Pace Academy education was their launching pad to success. The Pace Academy offers your child a rigorous, demanding education that is absolutely second to none.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

• New York State accredited Gifted and Talented program

• A proven tradition of academic excellence

• A caring family atmosphere built by dedicated teachers upon a mission of academic success

• Extensive Regents program in both Mathematics and Earth Science

• Coaching for high school entrance exams

• Intensive and individualized high school selection counseling

• High School scholarship and sponsorship search program

• Mathematics team that has repeatedly qualified for the New York State Championships

• Award winning robotics team

• Environmental Awareness Program at Manice Educational Center in Massachusetts

• Award winning stock market club

• State-of-the-art computer facilities

• Band Program

• Chess Team

• Intramural Athletic Program

• Direct phone and email contact with Pace Academy office and director

Higher Education

Pace students attend a variety of public and private high schools. Our focus is on individualized placement, recognizing each student’s unique talents and needs. Pace is proud to have placed students in the following Universities and Colleges:

• Boston College
• Brown University
• Columbia University
• Cornell University
• Duke University
• Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
• Georgetown University
• Harvard University
• Massachusetts Institute of Technology
• Morehouse College
• New York University
• Northwestern University
• Oberlin College
• Penn State University
• SUNY/Binghamton
• SUNY/Geneseo
• Syracuse University
• Temple University
• Tufts University
• University of Michigan
• University of Pennsylvania
• University of Rochester
• University of Virginia
• Wesleyan University
• Yale University

Tradition of Excellence

The Pace Academy offers an enriched, challenging and accelerated three-year course of study for the college bound student. Students receive intensive instruction in mathematics and science, as well as broad experience in the humanities, including literature, history, drama, and music.

A warm and supportive family atmosphere, designed to nurture and encourage, is an essential part of everything that we do. Our students enjoy the benefits of individualized attention, intensive guidance, and an established team of experienced, caring, and enthusiastic teachers. The Pace Academy takes great pride in the vast accomplishments of our many students and graduates. We invite you to apply to the Pace Academy where your child will become part of our large, growing, and very special family.

A warm and supportive family atmosphere, designed to nurture and encourage, is an essential part of everything that we do. Our students enjoy the benefits of individualized attention, intensive guidance, and an established team of experienced, caring, and enthusiastic teachers. The Pace Academy takes great pride in the vast accomplishments of our many students and graduates. We invite you to apply to the Pace Academy where your child will become part of our large, growing, and very special family.

The Admission Process

The Pace Academy is a “Gifted and Talented” program open to select elementary school students throughout District 10. Students are chosen on the basis of elementary school records, standardized test scores, and recommendations from teachers, guidance counselors and administrators. Applicants are also evaluated by a Pace Academy entrance exam and interview.

In general, Pace Academy students score in the high third or fourth level on standardized math and reading tests.

Enrolling your son or daughter in the Pace Academy is an investment in their future. This investment will pay dividends in the form of acceptance to prestigious high schools and colleges, leading students to successful careers.

If you would like your child to apply to the Pace Academy, please fill out the enclosed application and return it to the guidance counselor at your child’s elementary school. If you would like more information about the Pace Academy please call Anne Piotrowski at (718) 584-2330 x320.


Anne Piotrowski, AP
Director of Pace Academy

 

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