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Frederick Douglass Academy VII High School

TAMIKA MATHESON, PRINCIPAL
Total Students: 320

Frederick Douglass Academy VII (FDA VII) High School opened in 2004. It is a small high school modeled after Frederick Douglass Academy of Harlem. We are committed to equipping young people with the skills and knowledge for successful postsecondary experiences. Scholars at FDA VII have the opportunity to take college-level courses
and participate in annual local and out-of-state college tours. Dedicated guidance and college staff supports scholars and their families to navigate college admissions, financial aid and the college acceptance process.

2 cool things about FDA VII

  • Scholars may take the NYS Driver’s Permit Examination onsite.
  • Programs offered at FDA VII include gender-specific empowerment activities for males and females.


2 things you should know about coming here

  • Uniform is required: polo shirt with school logo and black pants.
  • Failure is not an option: multiple opportunities are offered to accelerate and remediate to foster success.

How to get in

Priority is given to incoming scholars who sign in at one of our many Open House events or visit our table at a citywide or borough-wide high school fair. We encourage prospective scholars and families to contact our school to schedule a visit and tour and to meet our staff and scholars.