Mission and Vision
East Williamsburg Scholar’s Academy mission is to create a rigorous, culturally responsive-learning environment whereby all learners develop 21st century leadership and critical thinking skills to solve problems, build relationships with empathy, and become productive global citizens.
Upon Entering EWSA, scholars will be empowered with curriculum that engenders accelerated growth and promotes autonomy to craft in-class and real-world learning experiences for maximum impact.
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East Williamsburg Scholars Academy
East Williamsburg Scholars Academy (EWSA) is a high school located in East Williamsburg in the heart of North Brooklyn, NY.
With our diverse population, our academy incorporates a college readiness and high expectations model. Through writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and reading tools, the implementation will equip students to tackle complex issues, problems, and texts.
We have implemented Blended Learning initiative, and offer College level courses in and outside of the school (LIU Early College Scholars Program, John Jay College Now, New York City College of Technology, SUNY Albany). We offer a total of 8 AP courses, Internships, Civic for ALL, CTE courses, WBL Internships College Access for All, Work based learning and CTE training.
EWSA CALENDAR OF EVENTS
The Mercy College Business Honors Program is hosting a Summer Leadership Academy in July 2022 for high achieving Juniors/Rising Seniors (graduating 2023).
There are THREE separate week-long experiences – CHOOSE ONE!
If you are interested in a live-in, week-long college experience, please fill out a quick form:
For High School Juniors (Rising Seniors):
When I got accepted into East Williamsburg scholars Academy, I wanted to pursue Computer Science. I already had experience with my field. But as soon as I stepped into EWSA my mind was blown. I was shown that the world is much bigger than anything that already knew. And with the help of the teachers notably, Ms. Wade, Ms. Messam - Spike, and Ms. Jordan, I was able to expand my roster of information. I didn’t just evolve as a student but also as a person. I went from a straight C student in middle school to a straight A student in EWSA ; and it’s all thanks to the family that everyone has created.
Max Remfort - EWSA Senior
I remember as if it were yesterday when I arrived at East Williamsburg Scholar Academy without knowing any English. All I had was a wish and hope that one day I could graduate knowing the English language. Thanks to EWSA I was able to graduate with honors and I am on my way to Hunter College.
Franlina Luna , EWSA Alumni
I knew that I wanted to pursue Criminal law and the school had an amazing law program. From criminal law, family law, criminology and police science it was overall a well rounded program that I thoroughly ensued. In addition to having access to early college programs to which I earned credit towards my bachelors, EWSA has great admin and staff that treats you like family.
Alayhe McFarland, EWSA Alumni
When I came to EWSA it was my home away from home. We were one big happy family. No matter what I wanted to do, I always had the support of Principal Vega, AP Bernal and my teachers. I came to EWSA to pursue my dreams of being a lawyer, and with the help of EWSA I will be attending Hostos Community College.
Carlisha Cobb, EWSA Alumni