Success Academy Charter Schools (NY)

About Success Academy Charter Schools (NY)

Working at Success Academy means joining a leading-edge organization where remarkable people are working boldly and urgently to overturn educational inequities. Our teachers bring their creativity, passion, and drive for excellence to help us build extraordinary K-12 public schools where children — and the adults who work there — are nurtured and empowered to reach their fullest potential.

We are hiring to fill hundreds of full-time positions for the 2021-2022 school year, with a start date in July, 2021. Explore current job openings! #HiringNow

Success Academy is a fast-paced, leading-edge organization where remarkable people are working boldly and urgently to overturn the vast educational inequities that block opportunity for too many children. A network of 47 public charter schools serving 20,000 K-12 students in some of New York City’s most underserved neighborhoods, we are nationally recognized for our groundbreaking, whole-child school model and outstanding academic results. As innovators and thought leaders, we share our curriculum and model with educators across the country and advocate to change public policies that prevent children and families from having access to great public schools.

When you work at Success Academy, you bring your creativity, passion, and drive for excellence to help us build extraordinary public schools that deliver on each child’s potential — as scientists, chess players, historians, artists, writers, mathematicians, engineers. You will join a dynamic, entrepreneurial team that values warmth and humor, collaborates closely to share ideas and know-how, and continually evolves and innovates to create a learning experience that nurtures the immense capacity in each child and points a way forward for U.S. public education.

The Place to Launch Your Career

As a Success Academy teacher, you’ll get the support you need to swiftly grow skills and build a strong professional foundation for virtually any career. If you have a background in STEM, you will be working at the forefront of math and science education reform, with a pioneering, applied curriculum. For all teachers, we offer world-class training and coaching that empowers you to master skills like planning, data analysis, and public speaking so you can have an immediate and lasting impact on the kids you teach.

Diversity as a Core Value

SA is deeply committed to building a highly diverse community of educators and roughly half of our school staff are people of color. We cannot fulfill our mission of giving kids a world-class education without educators of diverse backgrounds, religions, genders, and sexual orientations who reflect and enrich scholars’ lives.

A place to learn and grow

Our commitment to kids is matched by our commitment to the adults who work here. Whether you are a veteran professional or just starting your career, you will have opportunities to hone your skills and deepen your expertise so you can grow professionally and thrive in your role. For our educators, we offer world-class training with an immersive summer experience and daily coaching and feedback, as well as the opportunity to pursue a free master’s degree in education after one year. Our teachers are empowered to swiftly sharpen their skills in planning, prioritization, strategic data analysis, and public speaking, building a strong professional foundation for virtually any career.

Career advancement

SA is a fast-growing, entrepreneurial organization that recognizes, celebrates, and rewards strong performance. Our network has grown to 45 schools since its founding in 2006 and with an ambitious plan to almost double in size over the next decade, staff members who excel in their roles can enjoy significant career growth. In our schools, educators have accelerated opportunities to progress into instructional and school leadership, as well as pathways into content and curriculum development, training, and more.

Work where you will make an impact

Few careers match working at Success Academy when it comes to feeling that your work matters: The work is hard but the pay-off is profound. Whether your role is at the network or our schools, you have the daily satisfaction of knowing your expertise, commitment, and effort are contributing to the tremendous growth and learning of the children we serve, who are leading the nation in academic achievement and proving that we can tackle the crisis in public education!


Summer teaching intern

June 2018 - July 2018 New York City, NY
“I liked being with a larger organization with a ton of moving parts. ”

Summer Teaching Intern

June 2018 - July 2018 New York City, NY
“Everything was very engaging and I learned a lot.”
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Questions & Answers

How difficult was it being an elementary teacher at Success Academy Charter Schools? Would a former teacher be able to walk me through a typical day please!

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