Urban Promise Academy

Po Box 1479,
Camden, NJ, 08105-0810
Tel: (856)486-0367
Founded in 1997, UrbanPromise Academy offers Camden teens a unique private Christian schooling opportunity.
Students often enter the school 2 to 3 grade levels below national age level standards.
The UrbanPromise Academy is a private high school focusing on the needs of young people who are not reaching their academic potential in traditional public education settings.
Through low student/teacher ratios, a family style learning environment, personal accountability, an emphasis on community service, mentoring and weekly Bible classes, the Academy has seen tremendous success in preparing teens for post-secondary educational opportunities.
Presently the school boasts of a 95% graduation rate with 90% of the graduates entering colleges and university.
The mission of UrbanPromise is to equip children and teens with the skills necessary for academic achievement, life management, spiritual growth and leadership rooted in the principles of Christian faith.
As a non-denominational organization, the UrbanPromise community seeks to fulfill this mission through after school programs, summer camps, alternative schools, job training initiatives and a host of other programs that challenge youth to develop their academic, social, creative, spiritual and leadership potential.
Unique to the vision of UrbanPromise is a commitment to involving local teenagers (StreetLeaders) in the tutoring, mentoring, and coaching of younger children in the community.
By involving teens in the leadership process, UrbanPromise is creating a new generation of young, visionary leaders who embody a commitment to change their own community.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Christian (no specific denomination)
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12

Student Body

Total Students 41 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 100%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Jrc Alternative School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Camden Forward School (0 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Holy Name Of Jesus School (2.3 miles away)
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  • Camden Camden Forward School
    (Christian)
    Po Box 1479
    Camden , NJ , 08105
    (856)328-1857
    (Christian)
    0  mi  |  90  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Camden
    Jrc Alternative School
    Special Education School
    315 Cooper Street
    Camden , NJ , 08102
    (856)963-4060
    Special Education School
    0.6  mi  |  33  students  |  Gr.  10-12
  • Camden
    Holy Name School
    (Roman Catholic)
    700 N 5th St
    Camden , NJ , 08102
    (856)365-7930
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.6  mi  |  146  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Camden
    The San Miguel School
    All-boys  (Roman Catholic)
    836 S 4th St
    Camden , NJ , 08103
    (856)342-6707
    All-boys  (Roman Catholic)
    0.8  mi  |  41  students  |  Gr.  7-9
  • Camden
    Sacred Heart Grade School
    (Roman Catholic)
    404 Jasper St
    Camden , NJ , 08104
    (856)963-1341
    (Roman Catholic)
    1.6  mi  |  244  students  |  Gr.  K-9

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