It Takes a Village Academy (18K563)

5800 Tilden Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11203, Brooklyn
Phone: 718-629-2307
Hours: 08:00am - 02:20pm
Principal: Marissa Olivieri
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Bus: B17, B35, B46, B47, B7, B8
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It Takes A Village Academy (ITAVA) is committed to ensuring that all students graduate with the academic, social and technological skills necessary to achieve college and career success. In keeping with our five core values – communication, character, critical thinking, citizenship and care - all students become proficient in 21st Century skills and participate in SEL and leadership activities focused on character development, Restorative Practices, Mindset shift, College and Career Access and Community Building. Our diverse student and staff population ensures that we celebrate culture and embed culturally-responsive practices into daily instruction. As a FutureReadyNYC and CareerWise Modern Youth Apprentice school, with a focus on Business and Finance, we are committed to ensuring that all of our students get the experience, knowledge and support they need to transition to college and career pathways ahead of graduating from high school. All ITAVA students receive Career-Connected instruction and Work-Based Learning, earn Early College Credits & Credentials, as well as receive Individualized Advising and participate in Financial Literacy classes. Our school is a FutureReadyNYC school offering the best of college and career exploration and preparation in Business - one of the fastest growing and highest paid industries in our city. We’ll prepare you for work in any field, not just business. Students will explore a range of careers, acquire 21st century employability skills including financial literacy, earn paid work- based learning opportunities and early college credits and credentials, engage in 1-1 advising and will graduate prepared for college and/or careers in NYCs growing business industry. We are part of the Career Readiness and Modern Youth Apprenticeship (CRMYA) pilot, which helps us support career readiness for all our students. We have courses that help our ninth and tenth graders explore their career interests and develop readiness skills. Our students can apply for apprenticeships in tech, finance, and business, which allows them to earn and learn while in high school.

Academic Highlights: FutureReadyNYC: Business & Finance (Business Operations), College Courses: ITAVA students have an opportunity to earn up to 24 college credits through Monroe College, Brooklyn College and Kingsborough College, Career Readiness & Modern Youth Apprenticeship (CRMYA) School, Advanced Courses Offered

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Community School, Community Service Expected, CRMYA School, Dress Code, FutureReadyNYC School, Internship Expected, Internships Available, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 GE Applicant Per Seat, Program(s) with 2 SWD Applicants Per Seat, Saturday Programs, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Bridge, Summer Internships, Summer Orientation, Uniform, Weekend Programs

School Features:

  • Offers 10th Grade Seats
  • School whose primary location is co-located with another school

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Psychology, AP United States History, Arts (College Course [Credited]), Chemistry (Advanced Science), Math (College Course [Uncredited]), Other (College Course [Credited]), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Flag Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball
Other Sports
Bowling, Flag Football, Soccer, Swimming, Track and Field
ITAVA offers a variety of academic, enrichment, and sports programs, which include: SAT, PSAT, ACT and Regents Exam prep, PM School for credit recovery, Peer Mentorship and Mediation, Dance, Music, Robotics, Conservation Club, Multicultural Club, Yearbook Committee, Student Government, Morning Fitness and Yoga & Mindfulness Club,
It Takes A Village Academy(L36A)
Science & Math

Students are exposed to variety of math and science programs. Most programs are technology based. All students take technology classes starting with grade 9 through grade 12. Students use variety of programs to study mathematics, sciences, art (visual arts), literature, social studies, and foreign languages.

Ed. Opt. programs admit students across all academic levels. Students are grouped into Low, Middle, and High categories based on a composite of their academic data. One-third of offers are made to students in each category.
  • (Group 1) Open to New York City residents
Buisness Management(L36C)
Health Professions

Our Business Management and Business Marketing program prepares students for college and careers in Business & Marketing, Business Communications, Business Managment and Entrepreneurship. Through our partnerships with FutureReadyNYC (FRNYC) and Modern Youth Apprenticeship (CRMYA), our program offers career readiness courses, early college credit courses and credentials of value as well as work-based learning opportunities, including internships and apprenticeships. Upon completion of the program, students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to succeed in any of the Business and Marketing career pathways and will be prepared to further develop their business ideas into viable ventures or continue their business studies at the postsecondary level.

Ed. Opt. programs admit students across all academic levels. Students are grouped into Low, Middle, and High categories based on a composite of their academic data. One-third of offers are made to students in each category.
  • (Group 1) Open to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
Total Students Across All Grades
    Grade 12 Students
    Grade 11 Students
    Grade 10 Students
    Grade 9 Students
Avg. Class Size
Complaints / Suspensions
6 / 37
6 / 28
Attendance %
Graduation %
College %
Total Applicants / Seats
Total Offers
397 (53) / 162
558 / 162
Buisness Management (L36C)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

24 / 22 (1.09)
1 / 5 (0.20)
Offers - Waitlist
It Takes A Village Academy (L36A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

5 / 88 (0.06)
6 / 20 (0.30)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 57% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 59% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 11% responded
Teacher Support 
School Community 
School Leadership 
Post-School Support 

Note: Yellow bars indicate city-wide averages for the associated category

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This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly school surveys:

Academic Summary & Data (2022-23)
Academic Proficiency
4-Year Grad. %
Avg. CC Regents Score
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
Avg. SAT Math Score
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
2-Year College 23.40%
4-Year College 24.30%
Other Postsecondary 0.90%
Unknown 51.40%

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This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly quality reports:

School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 62.00%
Female 38.00%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index: 
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 1.30%
Black 79.90%
Hispanic 11.20%
White 5.40%
Other 2.20%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 68.00%
Other 32.00%