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The Scholarly Newsletter 

Spring 2024 Edition

Congratulations To Our Senior Scholars!

Our two seniors, Joneth (left) and Laura (right), received acceptances to numerous college. Laura has committed to Williams College, the number one liberal arts college in the country, on a full ride. Joneth has committed to Morehouse College, the first Scholar to receive an early decision acceptance. 

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A Look Into the Classroom

A Look into the Classroom

College Seminar

Our scholars completed a unit, entitled “The Psychology of Fear & Horror Stories”. They read horror classics by Edgar Allan Poe and watched popular movies like “Nope”. They also had the chance to write their own original horror stories that was presented in class!

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Personal Finance

Scholars continued to build their learning about budgeting and money management. From smart spending to long duration financial planning, students learned how to make financial decisions that support responsibilities, joy, and saving for a rainy day.


Scholars worked with speech & debate experts to learn and practice the art of debate. They completed four zoom tournaments this year and one in person. We are so proud of our students and the work they have done to find their voice. 

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Congratulations to Victor for his acceptance to Harvard Pre-College Program for the summer! Victor will be staying on Harvard's campus and taking college-level courses. We are so proud of Victor!

Scholar Spotlight: Victor

Going Beyond the Classroom


Let College Access Begin!

Rising seniors participated in a workshop on March 30th in NJ to kick off College Access at Gotham Scholars. Students learned about the application process and heard directly from an elite college admissions director to learn more about what colleges look for when reviewing applications. This spring, our 4 scholars are working on personal statements, lining up recommendations, and identifying their key activities to highlight to prepare for college applications. 


Giving Back to the Community

Our scholars also spent time giving back to their local community. The Bridges Foundation ends homelessness through street outreach and intensive case management focusing on health, housing, and independence. In support of this mission, our Scholars packed 60 lunches to distribute to those experiencing homelessness in New Jersey. 



Learning with Leaders

Our Scholars had the opportunity to attended a workshop in New Jersey on navigating academic and career paths. It was led by Betty and Jose Galván, first-generation college graduates. 

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New Scholars On The Way!

New Scholars Cohort Coming This Summer! We are proud that our program is growing. For the first time ever, Gotham Scholars will have a 2nd cohort starting alongside our existing cohort of seniors. We are honored to partner with Gotham Professional Arts Academy for the 4th year in a row and welcome, Urban Assembly for Green Careers to the Gotham Scholars family.

What's Coming Next: Summer Intensive Begins June 24th!

Shakespeare comes to Scholars with a new teacher from the U.K. 

Our scholars have an exciting Summer Intensive Literary Course on Romeo and Juliet! They will have the opportunity to not only read this classic piece and learn important literary analysis skills, but also perform it! This exciting new course will be taught by our new teacher from the U.K., Ciaran McConville.


Scholars will have the opportunity to participate in a number of extracurriculars this summer, including Harvard Pre-College Program, Writopia Lab, Brooklyn Debate League, Reel Works and Simpli-Sci!

Exploring Beyond the Classroom

Our scholars have many exciting trips planned. They will visit numerous college campuses, like NYU, CIA, and Bard College. They will also go on a hiking trip in Poughkeepsie to connect with nature and reflect on the upcoming school year!

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Pingry High School Students Bring Equity In Extracurriculars

Thankful for our partnership with The Pingry School (NJ) students: Freshman, Amelia Liu (left) & Junior Ava Khan (right). They joined Gotham Scholars this spring as  interns through their business internship club. Both, highly involved in their school & community extracurricular activities were moved after they met our scholars at our March Workshop in NJ on 3/30/24. After that experience, they wanted to dedicate their first initiative at GS to fundraising for more extracurriculars for every student.


Please support them in their effort to bringing extracurriculars to our scholars by donating. Every dollar counts.

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