WHA student in class.

Our Mission

PS/IS 366: Washington Heights Academy (WHA) is a small learning community, dedicated to knowing each student and family well. The Academy offers a child-centered, academically rigorous program that promotes personal, social and academic success for all students. Student achievement is supported through high quality classroom instruction and active family engagement.


The mission of Washington Heights Academy is to prepare its students to respond to life’s challenges and opportunities with confidence and intelligence. Our aim is to provide children with learning experiences that will foster a constructive growth mindset, strong self-esteem, responsible community involvement, and success in high school, college and career. Through high expectations and a rigorous academic curriculum that engages all students, we strive to raise critical thinkers and self-directed learners, and to support in students a love of learning—now and throughout their lives.