The Frederick
Douglass Academy

Student Life at FDA.

Digital Media and the Arts, PSAL, Robotics, Harlem Lacrosse, and so much more!
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FDA Sports, Clubs and Activities

FDA Sports
Varsity Boys and Girls Volleyball
Varsity Boys and Girls Soccer
Varsity Boys and Girls Tennis
Varsity Football
Varsity Boys and Girls Fencing
Varsity Boys and Girls Indoor Track
Varsity Boys and Girls Wrestling
Varsity Boys and Girls Basketball
Varsity Softball
Varsity Boys and Girls Lacrosse
Varsity Boys and Girls Outdoor Track
Varsity Coed Double Dutch
Varsity Baseball
FDA Clubs and Activities
Boys and Girls Club of Harlem
Chess (Middle and High School)
College and Career Readiness
Digital Media
Harlem Lacrosse (Middle and High School)
Harlem Samba
Homework Help
Jr. National Honor Society (Middle School)
National Honor Society (High School)
Student Council
The Links Mentoring
Tutorial (Middle and High School)

Student Council

FDA Student Council grades 6 to 12.

Red Tails Aviation

The FDA Red Tails Aviation Club is organized for students interested in learning about aviation.

Harlem Robotics

Each year, the robotics team has 6 weeks to build a robot to compete against robots from around the world.

History Club

FDA Students in History Club visit NYC museums and other historical NY landmarks.

FDA Newspaper

The North Star is a student-run and operated newspaper that values journalistic integrity and balanced reporting.

Senior Yearbook

A team of senior volunteers meet regularly to design, photograph, and prepare layout for the high school yearbook.

FDA Digital Media and the Arts.

Digital Media

FDA has special programs in Digital Media including @FDA TALKS and Harlem1 on Vimeo.

Harlem Samba

Brazilian Percussion ensemble modeled after the samba  school baterias of the Rio de Janeiro carnival.

Visual Arts

FDA has special three year sequences in Visual Arts and Architecture and Interior Design Team.