Class of 2018 posing outside of Mercy College on a junior class college trip.

"Our mission is to create a community of lifelong learners and leaders..."

Women's Academy of Excellence logo with a girl in a graduation cap behind a white dove.

The Women’s Academy of Excellence opened in 2004 as a single gender, public, uniformed learning environment with a private school feeling. Affectionately referred to as the WAE, the mission of the Women's Academy of Excellence is to create a community of lifelong learners, where students' intellectual curiosity and creativity is nurtured, and their developmental needs as teenagers are met to their individual satisfaction.

Chancellor Meisha Porter and Women's History Month

WAE goes to the Ivy Leagues

Aisha Twilley, Class of 2021, Attending Dartmouth College

Aisha Twilley is a senior in the phenomenal class of 2021. She will be attending Dartmouth College in the Fall where she will major in Public Health. Her ultimate goal is to attend medical school and become a doctor. Aisha is looking forward to attending Dartmouth to meet new people, create new memories and experiences, and learn as much as possible so that she can become a successful doctor. 

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Estefany Dominguez, WAE Class of 2017, is a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell University. She is majoring in Biology and Society and hopes to complete her Masters in Public Health in the near future. Next fall she will start teaching at Success Academy as a Life Sceinces teacher and hopes to inspire the next generation of scientists in NYC. In her free time at Cornell she enjoys getting ice cream from the Dairy Bar and jogging through the gorgeous hiking trails.

WAE Virtual Graduation 2020

New York City

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