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Stay in the know about school events, policies, and general information for all things Emblaze. For basic questions, check the FAQ section below.

To apply for the 2023-2024 school year, your child must currently be in the 5th, 6th, 7th or 8th grade.

Once you have applied a school representative will reach out to you to confirm that we received your application.
For assistance or questions with enrollment, please contact the Emblaze Academy Operations Team.

We can be reached by phone at (929) 388-0011 or email to [email protected]

important info


What is Emblaze Academy?

Emblaze Academy is a middle school charter school that first opened its doors in August 2018. We are located at 1164 Garrison Avenue, Bronx, NY 10474. For the current 2023-2024 school year, we have students enrolled in 5th through 8th grade. Our first graduating class was in the 2021-2022 school year.

Who I can speak to about my application or any other questions about the school?

You can contact the school’s Operations Team at 929-388-0011 AND/OR via email at [email protected]

How do I enroll my child(ren) at Emblaze Academy?

Emblaze Academy is an open enrollment school and does not require any action beyond the submission of an application on the part of potential students or their families.

What is the admission process?

A charter school must use a lottery if more students apply for admission to the charter school than can be admitted. A random, public lottery will be held on April 10, 2023 to determine our admissions for Emblaze Academy in the following school year.

The cutoff for 5th grade and 6th grade enrollment applications that enter the lottery is midnight EST on April 9, 2023.

What is the daily schedule?

From Monday through Thursday, the school day starts at 7:30am and ends at 4:30pm. On Friday, the school day starts at 7:30am and ends at 12:27pm.

When does the school year begin?

There is mandatory half-day orientations for all 5-8 students from August 29-September 1, 2022. The first full day of school is Monday, September, 12 2022.

What does the extended day at Emblaze Academy look like?

The more time in the day gives each student an extra 270 minutes of intervention in ELA & Math each week; students also have an elective program for the last 35 minutes of each day from Monday through Thursday. On Friday, students have Community Circle celebrations, advisories, and Fun Friday games. Students also have Enrichment every day.

What is the uniform policy?

Uniform Policy

Emblaze Academy students are required to be in full uniform each day. Any students found not to be in uniform will receive a phone call home and be required to wear an Emblaze Academy loaner uniform and receive -5 SD for the day. The Emblaze Academy Uniform includes the following items: 




Lower School: Baby Blue Polo Shirts

Lower School: Navy Blue Polo Shirts



  • Winter Season (5th & 6th graders): Blue Emblaze Academy Cardigans
  • Winter Season (7th & 8th graders): Gray Emblaze Academy Cardigans 


Gray khaki pants or knee-length gray uniform shorts/skirts:

  • Must have belt loops
  • Must be worn at waist level
  • No cargo pants
  • No visible logos, patchwork, or rips/frayed detail
  • No denim, spandex, or corduroy material
  • Solid black buckles with design are allowed (standard)

Dresses or Skirts

  • Gray dresses or skirts only (no patterns)
  • Must be knee-length
  • No slits above fingertip length
  • Shirt must be tucked in at all times
  • Optional: If worn, tights must be black, gray, beige, or navy under the skirt; tights must be solid, with no holes or patterns


  • Any color shoes are allowed.
  • No flip flops, slippers, slip-ons or slides allowed (including Crocs, Toms, or dressy loafers)



  • No hats, sweatbands, or head coverings/scarves (unless for cultural/religious reasons)
  • No large headbands, large trinkets on hair


  • Only stud earrings are allowed for safety reasons (No large hoops – Students have PE or Dance and elective clubs every day)

Other jewelry:

  • Necklaces must be small enough to be tucked into the uniform shirt during PE and elective clubs


  • Students can wear any outdoor clothing of their choosing (rain boots, snow boots, scarves, sweater) to school, but all non- Emblaze Academy outerwear must be stored in backpacks or lockers during the school day
  • Students must change into uniform sneakers upon arrival to the school building
  • Upon exiting the school, students can change into rain or snow boots

Dress Down Days

  • Dress down days will be determined by the Deans of Behavior
  • Students will be permitted to dress down on their birthdays. 

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