Hamilton Heights School was founded in 2002 by parents looking for a progressive education option in the West Harlem neighborhood of Hamilton Heights. What initially started as Hamilton Heights Academy, a program inside PS 28, became Hamilton Heights School, a fully recognized DOE public school, in 2007. Shortly thereafter the school moved into its current location on Amsterdam Avenue and West 146th Street.

We provide an academically rigorous education to our very diverse population of students using effective instructional strategies based on a progressive education philosophy. Besides our classroom teachers, our staff includes teachers for our music, dance, and physical education programs. Additionally our school partners with outside organizations for visual arts and swimming.


“A lifetime is not too long to spend in learning about the world.”