Man's greatness consists in his ability to do and the proper application of his powers to things needed to be done....
Frederick Douglass (read all quotes)

Our Campus

The Frederick Douglass Academy is located in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City and overlooks the Bronx. Found at the intersection of 149th and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd., FDA is just up the stairs from the 3-Train and only blocks away from the A, C, D, & B-Trains.

As you enter the building on the first floor, guests have easy access to the main office, the parent coordinator’s office, guidance and the students’ cafeteria. As you round the corner, you will encounter the gymnasium, auditorium, the school store, the college office, and the athletic director’s office.

Walking up to the second floor, you will see the science labs, the computer lab, the library, and the classrooms for the middle school. The remaining third floor is where high school students have their classes. The dance and editing studios are also on the third floor.


Welcome Video

The Frederick Douglass Academy offers a college preparatory education for grades 6-12 and is known for its rigorous academic program with a proven track record of success by encouraging students to challenge themselves, take pride in their hard work, and commitments.

Visit our Alumni Video Testimonials to hear the experiences of some of our former students.