Welcome to Joseph H. Wade Academies

          Welcome to JHS 117 Joseph H. WadeAcademies, located at 1865 Morris Avenue in the Bronx!   The staff, parents and students of I.S. 117 Joseph H. Wade Academies are committed, as lifelong learners, to the educational and technological challenges of the 21st century. Within a safe and nurturing setting, each child can reach his or her potential as a critical thinker. We believe this can be achieved by creating a multicultural, student-centered, parent-supported environment. The national, New York State and City standards will be addressed, met, and incorporated into all facets of student learning.
     Here at Wade Academies, we recognize that parent partnership is the key element to student achievement and pride ourselves on forging strong relationships with students, parents and the community alike.  In order to facilitate the building of these relationships, we have organized our school into academies, each serving a distinct portion of our students.  These academies have been named after different universities in the New York metropolitan area, as our goal is to provide our students with the skills necessary for college and a successful future. 

Our Vision

Our vision at Joseph H. Wade Academies is to foster a professional learning community in which all stakeholders are fully committed to helping our students achieve proficiency in all subjects. We will collectively reassess our strategies based upon student learning outcomes. Our goal is to empower all students to become independent problem solvers, critical thinkers, and effective communicators.

Our Mission

Our goal is to provide a safe learning community. The Wade Team is dedicated to educational excellence using a holistic approach to realizing each student's potential. This is accomplished by teaching them respect for self and others and the joy of learning. These goals are achieved by providing high quality instruction that is reflective of our diverse global community. 


Core Subjects: 

English Language Arts (ELA), Math, Social Studies, and Science


Technology, Dance, Physical Education, Art

Additional Courses for our Bilingual Students:  

Native Language Arts (NLA), 

English as a Second Language 


School Programs

Joseph H. Wade Academies also prides itself on servicing our students in every way possible to better meet their academic and socio-emotional needs.   For this reason, we also offer: Speech Services, Social Work Services, Guidance Counseling, and a variety of after school programs for students of all ages.


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2.   Keep track of your student’s test scores, teachers, and personal information at: https://arisparentlink.org/parentlink