Eagle Academy Helps Boys Soar
When completed in July 2009, the Eagle Academy will be a 4-story building with a mezzanine and basement level serving 567 boys from grades 6-12. In the absence of its own building, the school opened three and one-half years ago with 100 boys in the Bronx School for Law, Government and Justice. The school is sponsored by One Hundred Black Men, Inc., a community-based organization of professionals with a four-decade record of mentoring, civic involvement and leadership in public education.
Chancellor Joel I. Klein helped break ground on the $41.5 million future site for the school, which will be located at 4143 Third Avenue, in the East Tremont section of the Bronx. The four-story building, will open in 2009 across the street from Crotona Park, and near bus lines, BX 55, 15, 40, and 42. The new building will accommodate 567 students, and offer “a science suite, an art room, a music room, a gymnasium and weight room, a suite of offices for guidance services, a library, and 14 classrooms,” according to the city Department of Education press office. The school will graduate its first class of students in 2008.
”The new school building reflects the promise we made to provide quality education to our students to help them succeed,” Chancellor Klein said. “I am happy to say the school no longer will have to operate in two separate buildings but will have a building of its own that will allow it to grow and serve as a model for an all boys’ public school. I want to thank One Hundred Black Men and all those who have been involved in helping us to create great schools for our students.”