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Civic Leadership Academy

PHUONG NGUYEN, PRINCIPAL
Total Students: 500

Civic Leadership Academy (CLA) offers a challenging academic program with an emphasis on youth development through service learning. Our three core values—commitment to community, learning and advocacy—promote the social, emotional and academic development of our students by helping them become independent, critical thinkers who are  assets to their communities.

2 cool things about CLA

  • We have a highly personalized learning environment.
  • Based on students’ interests and needs, we offer a variety of student activities in our after-school program.

2 things you should know about coming here

  • Community service and/or internships are required for graduation.
  • The college application process begins in junior year, and we expect our students and families to be active participants in the process.

How to get in

This school has a limited, unscreened admissions policy. Priority is given to NYC residents who sign in at an information session and then to all NYC residents. Please contact the school for Open House information.


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