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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Student Clubs at FDA.

FDA Lions Athletics
FDA has a great  sports program because of the  27  opportunities that are provided for students to join ,learn, and lead athletic teams .Every student has a chance to be a part of a team and learn the life lessons associated with teamwork,competition,and physical fitness.We have 24 different PSAL teams that a student can join. In the fall we offer 7 teams- Varsity Girls Volleyball, Varsity Girls Soccer, Varsity Girls Tennis, Varsity Boys Soccer, Varsity Football, JV Football, and Varsity Boys Fencing.In the winter we offer 5 teams- Varsity Girls Indoor Track, Varsity Boys Wrestling,Varsity Girls Basketball, Varsity Boys Indoor Track, and Varsity Boys Basketball.In the spring we offer 12  teams-  Varsity Girls Softball, Varsity Girls Lacrosse, Varsity Girls Fencing, Varsity Girls Outdoor Track,Varsity and JV Girls Soccer,Coed Double Dutch, Varsity Girls Wrestling,Varsity Boys Baseball, Varsity Boys Outdoor Track,Varsity Boys Lacrosse,Varsity Boys Volleyball, and Varsity Boys Tennis .Also, FDA has  12 Non PSAL Coed Teams for students to join- Cheerleading, Taekwondo, Boxing, Dance, Soccer, Film Making, Culinary Arts,Robotics, Chess, Student Council, BC2M(Bring Change 2 Mind) and Flag Football.
We had almost 400 student athletes on teams this year.
Go Lions !!!!

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.