About Our School

Thurgood Marshall Academy for Learning and Social Change is a public middle and high school located in Central Harlem. The school opened in 1993 through collaboration with Abyssinian Development Corporation, the Manhattan High Schools Superintendent’s Office and New Visions for the Public Schools.

The goal of the Academy is to provide students and their families with comprehensive educational and support programs that will prepare them to meet the challenges of the workforce and higher education.

TMA is committed to reflecting the spirit and life of Justice Thurgood Marshall and his commitment to positive social change. The theme of “social change” has been integrated into the curriculum through advisory in the middle school and social change classes, internships and community service in the high school program.

TMA is committed to school-wide projects/activities that enhance learning and simultaneously provide a safe school environment where students can mature both educationally and socially.

Our Partners/Programs

TMA offers after school activities as we firmly believe that they enrich and enhance student learning and creativity.

In partnership with Abyssinian Development Corporation, New Visions for Public Schools, and other collaborators, TMA affords all of our students a vast array of athletic, cultural, and educational activities.