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Notes for Prospective Students
Newark Academy has a proud history of providing a rigorous
academic program to students in grades 6-12 while paying scrupulous
attention to the building of character.
Newark Academy students are
young men and women who are committed to their own intellectual
development while making positive contributions to their school and
to the greater community in which they live.
At Newark Academy,
students learn through dialogue with both teachers and peers.
Newark Academy challenges its young people to think for themselves
and to use their growing talents in the service of others.
Academy's goal is not just to teach content but to help students
learn to think for themselves, to engage with challenging ideas, to
peruse learning for its own sake.
"Ad Lumen," our school motto,
means "toward enlightenment," and it reflects our desire not just
to educate students, but to develop in them good habits of mind:
intellectual curiosity, effective planning and use of time, skill
in working with others.
At Newark Academy, students develop
intellectual curiosity that will inspire them to be lifelong
learners, even when the daily rigors of school are but a distant
Our students' value arts and athletics, and we encourage
participation in both.
With 20 extracurricular offerings in the
visual and performing arts, and 31 athletic teams, we provide an
outlet for a wide variety of passions and talents.
students will be leaders in some areas and simply participants in
others, but they all develop talents and abilities that contribute
to their success well into the future.
Newark Academy's culture is
one of involvement and service to others and supports a spirit of
cooperation and community both in and out of the classroom.
recognize that a responsible educational program is best served by
an inclusive community with students and teachers of diverse
Newark Academy students learn about the causes and
implications of global issues.
They develop the skills to be
resilient both academically and personally, and to appreciate a
variety of opinions and perspectives.
Many of our students have
lived abroad or have family in other countries and are drawn to our
school by the opportunity to engage with different cultures on a
We offer off-campus study programs and international
travel experiences that enrich our students' experience and foster
a dynamic campus environment.
Many of our most dedicated students
elect to pursue an International Baccalaureate diploma, immersing
them in a rigorous, globally focused curriculum.
founding predates American independence and blends the best of the
old and the new.
Visit Newark Academy and you will see a community
where students are happy to be at school, and where teachers
delight in the challenges of inspiring, educating and supporting