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FES Sports Academy is a new school program designed to direct qualified secondary students towards exciting careers in Sport Management, Sport Marketing, Sport Communications, and Stadium and Arena Management.

FES Sports Academy is an accredited four-year, private, co-educational, non-sectarian high school chartered by the Board of Regents of The University of the State of New York and pursues the goal of developing positive self-images for urban youth through sports and education. Through the infusion of the principles of sport management, philosophy, principles, and organization of athletics in education into the regular curriculum, FES Sports Academy provides a unique sports-centered vehicle for teaching New York State Education Department’s mandated subjects.

Students who successfully complete the required course of study and pass the required tests will be awarded a New York State Regents High School Diploma. In addition, qualified students will be enrolled in a college program that offers concurrent enrollment in FES Sports Academy and college credit bearing courses. This program will be offered to qualified juniors and seniors during the academic year. The program will serve as an assessment of a student’s ability to do college level work and benefit high achieving students to be further motivated and get a “headstart” on college.

Further enhancing the impact of the above-indicated programs operated under the auspices of FES Sports Academy are the unique qualifications possessed by its notable alumni and associates. Coaches and Athletes such as Basketball Hall of Fame Coach Lou Carnesecca (St. John's University), Gregory “Jocko” Jackson (Guilford, NBA NY Knicks, Suns, 1974), World B. Free A/k/a Lloyd B. Free (Guilford, NBA 76ers, 1975), James “Fly” Williams (Austin Peay, ABA Spirits, 1974), Talvin Skinner (UMES, NBA Supersonics, 1974), George Johnson (SJU, NBA Bucks, 1978, Nuggets, 1979, Pacers, 1980), Glenn Williams (SJU, NBA Bucks, 1977), Edwin Searcy (SJU, NBA Celtics, 1975-1976 Championship Team), Reggie Carter (SJU, NY Knicks, 1979, FES Head Basketball Coach, 1988) Matthew Saad Muhammad (NABF Light Heavyweight Champion, 1977, WBC Light Heavyweight Champion, 1979), Riddick Bowe (WBA, WBC, IBF Heavyweight Champion, 1992, WBO Heavyweight Champion in 1995). Such well-known figures from the world of college and professional sports regularly participate in and contribute to the programs sponsored under the aegis of FES Sports Academy. Individuals such as those indicated are well known and admired by teenagers throughout the community. Hence, in addition to the expertise they bring to the FES Sports Academy program, it is recognized that they also make important contributions toward the success of the program merely by virtue of their association with it.

Contact Information

School Leader: Joseph Jeffries-EL

Address: 15 Snyder Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226

Cross Streets: Bedford Avenue and Flatbush Avenue (Google) (mapquest)

Phone: 347.985.1632

School Leader Email:



Closest Transportation: The B, Q, 2, and 5 Subway Lines and B41 Bus on Flatbush Avenue and B35 Bus on Church Avenue provide transportation

General School Information

Community School District: 17

Authorizer: New York State Board of Regents

Opening Year: 1983

First Day of School 2015–16: 9/2015

Last Day of School 2015–16: 6/2016


School Application Deadline 2015–16: 6/30/2015

Admission Policy:

FES Sports Academy admits students of any race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Enrollment and Grade Span:

Maximum Enrollment and Grade Span: 800 Students — Grades 9–12

Additional Information

Accountability Data

English Language Arts (ELA) and Math values reflect the percentage of students who performed at or above proficient. More information about Accountability can be found here.


SPORTS IS BUSINESS. The estimated size of the entire Sports Industry in the United States is $485 Billion in 2014. The Global Sports Industry is $1.5 Trillion in 2014. The sports and recreation industries are booming. And with a flourishing industry comes a demand for well-educated leaders to fill a variety of roles including media relations, advertising and sales promotion, marketing, financial management, facilities planning and administration. Rising above the competition and gaining access to this competitive industry requires a superb academic background and substantial practical experience.

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