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Thurgood Marshall Academy for Learning and Social Change

SEAN DAVENPORT, PRINCIPAL
Total Students: 600
Grades 6-12

One of Thurgood Marshall Academy’s greatest strengths is that we address the needs of the “whole child.” TMA’s culture is concentrated on ensuring that students and families are invested members of the school community. We have cultivated true partnerships with our families and have become a second home to students, families and staff. We are often referred to as a “full service” institution. TMA’s doors are open 6-7 days a week, from 7 a.m. to as late as 9 p.m. We willingly open our state-of-the-art space to community organizations that work with us to provide services to our students.

2 cool things about TMA

  • TMA is located where the famous Smalls’ Paradise once stood. Smalls’ Paradise was a famous and popular nightclub during the Harlem Renaissance.
  • TMA has a wonderful school culture where students can take part in the decision-making process.

2 things you should know about coming here

  • This school has a dress code.
  • TMA houses a full service clinic that includes medical providers (doctor, nurse practitioner or physician assistant), psychologist or social worker and health educators, as well as dentists and hygienists.

How to get in

Priority is given to continuing 8th graders, then to District 5 students or residents, then to Manhattan students or residents and then to NYC residents.


Thurgood Marshall Academy is a host school for the New Visions-Hunter College Urban Teacher Residency.