South Bronx Literacy Academy
Embracing Differences. Unleashing Potential.
A School for Struggling Readers
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South Bronx Literacy Academy (SBLA) is a new 2-8 public school specifically designed to support struggling readers and children with language-based learning disabilities, dyslexia, and the co-occurring conditions such as ADHD, anxiety, and depression that often go alongside.
We will open in fall 2023 in District 7, in the South Bronx starting with two 2nd and two 3rd-grade sections.
SBLA will unlock the potential of students struggling to read by bringing culturally relevant, structured literacy to the classroom through evidence-based, direct, explicit instruction.
Reading is a Civil Right. At SBLA, we create revolutionary transformations by providing children with language-based learning difficulties precise and explicit teaching in structured literacy, executive functioning, and social emotional skills. We embrace the specific needs of our students with warmth and consistency, providing clear tools for them to ‘crack the literacy code’. We proudly graduate liberated and thriving individuals who have the skills to navigate their life with confidence.
We embrace differences to unleash potential!
East Harlem, NY
"I used to guess. I used to ask my brother or my sister, but I don’t do that anymore. When I come against a tricky suffix, I say my root word, then I look at my suffix.”
The Bronx, NY
"I like that it helped me improve my reading...now I use my strategies!”
Erika, Teacher, Pilot Program, East Harlem, NY
“ I can honestly say...I saw immediate results from working with the students. I hope that if the opportunity comes, I can get further training so that I can continue to implement the program with fidelity with the students at our school."