Man's greatness consists in his ability to do and the proper application of his powers to things needed to be done....
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FDA High School Boys Win 2018 PSAL Lacrosse Championship!!!


The Frederick Douglas Academy HS Boys are PSAL Champions for the 2nd year in a row with a 15-12 victory yesterday over Hunter College!!! The Lions demonstrated tremendous resiliency in coming back...
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Kathleen Mangan – NY1 Scholar Athlete of the Week


Congratulations to Kathleen Mangan for being featured on NY1 as the Athlete of the Week. Kathleen Mangan: Dual-sport star flies above the competition in flight club, at school. There are few...
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The Frederick Douglass Academy Chapter of the NAACP fights for voting rights.


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FDA Students Study Martin Luther King, Jr. and Famous March Thanks to “Selma In Schools” Program


By Sandy Kenyon Sunday, February 22, 2015 HARLEM (WABC) — At Frederick Douglass Academy in Harlem, they’re studying the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his famous march for the right to...
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Frederick Douglass Academy beats Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School, 69-58, for PSAL Manhattan borough championship!!!


FDA wins borough championship one year after losing to WHEELS in title game. BY James Wilkins NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Saturday, February 14, 2015, 7:29 PM Most sequels don’t live up to the original,...
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FDA Samba plays at the Clinton Global Initiative!


  The Frederick Douglass Academy’s Harlem Samba performed, alongside The Roots musical group, at the Clinton Global Citizens Award Ceremony hosted by the Clinton Global Initiative on...
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Congratulations! Two FDA Teachers gain a prestigious award!


On November 23rd, 2013, Mrs. Herchenroether and Mr. Murphy both received notification that they achieved National Board Certification. This was a process that each had begun in the summer of 2011. In...
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The Frederick Douglass Academy and the American Cancer Society are Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, Sunday, October 20, 2013.  Students and staff who are participating in the walk, should meet...
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Some Features That It Is Not Know For Soccer Jerseys


It’s important to make sure everyone of the guests is actually good condition to operate a motor vehicle before sending them on their way. Juqua Parker-RDE- Parker is often a rusher, especially...
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Summer School 2013


High School Dates – July 8, 2013 – August 14, 2013; 8AM – 3PM Middle School Dates – July 8, 2013 – August 6, 2013; 9AM – 1PM High School students who failed any of...
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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.