Freedom Academy High School

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What’s Special

Trips to museums

The Downside

Poor attendance and low graduation rates

A small high school in downtown Brooklyn that struggled with very low attendance and a poor graduation rate, Freedom Academy High School closed at the end of the 2012-2013 school year. According to Gotham Schools, Freedom Academy received “F” grades on the city progress reports for the two years leading up to its closure.

The Department of Education has no plans to replace Freedom Academy or to renew the city’s lease on the school’s building, which expired in the summer of 2013. (Pauline Zaldonis, August 2013)

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Contact & Location


116 Nassau Street
Brooklyn NY 11201

Trains: 2 Line, 3 Line to Clark St; F Line to York St; 4 Line, 5 Line, R Line to Court St-Borough Hall; A Line, C Line to Jay St-MetroTech

Buses: B25, B26, B38, B41, B45, B52, B54, B57, B61, B62, B65, B67, B103


Principal: Alyson Forde

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