Welcome to Elite Academy

Since its founding in September 1986, Elite Academy has continually endeavored to provide a fundamental and innovative education. We offer long-term programs that instill complete understanding and commit ourselves to strengthening and reinforcing the student's overall academic capability.

✔ English, Math, Writing Enrichment Classes (Grades 3-12)
✔ New York Statewide ELA and Math Preparation (Grades 3-8)
✔ Hunter College High School Admissions Test Preparation
✔ Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) Preparation
✔ Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II/Trigonometry Regents
✔ Biology, Chemistry, Physics Regents
✔ PSAT (Grades 9-10)
✔ SAT (Grades 11-12)



Over 20 years ago, Young and Jenny Kwon founded Elite Academy on behalf of their children. Familiar only with the rigorous and strict educational upbringing abroad, they felt the school system and level of coursework their children were now exposed to was inadequate to remain competitive. Their collective educational vision was that a child's full academic potential would only be achieved by an initial strong foundation in fundamentals followed by constant fortification and numerous applications of these core concepts in a nurturing environment.

In line with this vision, Elite Academy opened in the fall of 1986. The school started with six small classrooms on half a floor of rent space with roughly 30 students and a handful of teachers. Elite Academy offered English, Math, Writing, Science, and Computer courses. Students began their day with a short quiz, attended teacher-led instruction, completed classwork assignments, and worked on homework packets to practice skills and concepts covered during that day's lesson. To promote teamwork, Elite Academy teachers and students put together a baseball team. At one point, the teachers even got together to put on a rock band/drama show for the students.

Since then, Elite Academy has grown its course offerings to provide even more education opportunities. Today, the school provides students in grades 3 to 12 with enrichment classes in English, Math, and Writing. These classes are structured to reflect Common Core standards, and are geared towards strengthening students' reading comprehension, mathematical, analytical, and writing abilities. In addition, Elite Academy offers classes for students preparing for important examinations, such as the Hunter High School Admissions Test, Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT), Regents Examinations (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II/Trigonometry, Biology, Chemistry, Physics ), PSAT, and SAT. These intensive test preparation programs, all of which include mock quizzes and examinations alongside regular class instruction, have successfully prepared countless students for statewide tests and for admissions/entrance exams into top-tier middle schools, high schools, and universities around the country.