Newark Academy

91 South Orange Avenue,
Livingston, NJ, 07039-0703
Tel: (973)992-7000
Grades: 6 - 12 | 580 students
Founded in 1774, Newark Academy has a rich history as an independent, coeducational school where smart, motivated students are challenged by a rigorous academic program and an energized faculty committed to excellence.
The culture prepares students for college and a lifetime of learning, while emphasizing the development of compassionate people.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
New Jersey Association of Independent Schools
International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarians
Grades Offered Grades 6 - 12
Year Founded 1774

Student Body

Total Students 580 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 23%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Newark Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 82 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 85%
Average Class Size 13 students
Number of AP Courses 8 courses
Average SAT score 2020
Average ACT score 31
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(No Jeans, sweatshirts, brand logos)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 9
Yearly Tuition Cost $33,300
Tuition Notes Tuition does not include cost of books, technology or lunch fees.
% on Financial Aid 18%
Average Financial Aid Grant $23,000
Acceptance Rate 27%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Mr. Willard L. Taylor, Jr.
Admissions Associate Mrs. Lydia Masterson

Sports

Total Sports Offered 15 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFencing,
Field HockeyFootball,
GolfLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Wrestling

School Notes:

  • 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. Newark 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 memory. 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. Inevitably, 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. We recognize that a responsible educational program is best served by an inclusive community with students and teachers of diverse backgrounds. 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 daily basis. 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. The school's 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 them.

  • Profile last updated: 07/31/2013

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The nearest high school is Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy Rae Kushner Yeshiva (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy Rae Kushner Yeshiva (0.1 miles away)
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School Reviews

  • Recommended July 03, 2013 - The atmosphere is focused on academic rigor without the intense pressure that usually goes along with it! Kids achieve at an elite level, the college list is full of the best schools and universities, but you never feel like you''re in a "factory. " Its a real intellectual community, with great sports, tons of arts and clubs and ways for kids to be involved, we love it! - Posted by Parent

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