STAR Academy is featured in the book 

New York City's Best PreK & Elementary Schools

Since the 2015-16 school year, STAR Academy has been selected to be a NYC Dept. of Education Showcase School in recognition of the school's outstanding math instruction for all learners.

The Showcase Schools program was launched by Chancellor Carmen Fariña in 2014, who believes that “collaboration, not competition” is the key to school improvement. Showcase Schools host three visits where educators from all over New York City will learn about specific teaching practices, the conditions that contribute to academic growth and sustainability, and the story of how this came to be at the school.