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American Boys Preparatory Academy Photo #1 - American Boys Prep student learning at his own pace.
American Boys Preparatory Academy is a private, secular middle school for boys ages 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14 offering a safe, affordable, flexible, family-centered learning environment where the values and educational objectives of each family are supported and embraced. Masks and vaccines are optional -- no mandates.
American Boys Prep is an alternative or supplement to homeschooling and offers a fun and supportive learning environment where students are given a great deal of autonomy in reaching the learning goals they set with their parents and ABPA learning coaches.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: 5-8
  • Students: 10 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,400
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 5-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild learning differences
Year Founded
2014
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
10 students
Student Body Type

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
2 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size
10 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
$500 deposit required upon acceptance (refundable if your son attends for at least 10 days and you or we decide ABPA is not the right fit for your son). Monthly payment plan (pay as you go). September is a free month (try before you buy).
Acceptance Rate
75%
National avg.: 85%

Sports

Total Sports Offered
1 sport

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Boy Scouts of America, Chess club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Flag Football, Sailing, Tennis

School Notes

  • Masks and vaccines are optional -- no mandates.  At American Boys Prep, your son will have opportunities to develop friendships and practice his social skills while personally interacting with other boys.  However, since ABPA is a micro-school (maximum 12 students per class and 40 students in total) your family's risk of exposure to COVID or any other communicable disease is greatly reduced.
  • American Boys Prep enables parents to maintain a high degree of influence and control over academic content similar to that which they would exert in a homeschooling environment but without the need to deliver the education themselves.
  • At only $5,400 per year (5th grade), ABPA is highly affordable when compared with most private schools and when considering the opportunity cost of homeschooling. For the school year beginning September, tuition is $600 per month / $5,400 per year for 5th grade, $750 per month / $6,750 per year for 6th grade, $900 per month / $8,100 per year for 7th grade, and $1,000 per month / $9,000 per year for 8th grade starting October 1st.  September is a free month.  July is an optional month and we are closed August.  If a homeschooling family would like to leverage American Boys Prep as a resource on a part-time basis, the rate is $75 per day.
Profile last updated: 08/27/2021

School Reviews

5  
ABPA provides not only a very comprehensive academic program, but also by its very nature, offers critical life lessons every young adult should embrace. The students learn the importance of planning, responsibility and accountability by providing daily progress reports and learning plans to both the parents and Director. The self-guided study instills confidence and reduces stress by learning at their own pace, often times reviewing lessons to perfection! Many real-world application electives, like Intro to Accounting, Business Writing and Toastmasters Public Speaking, are offered as well to further distinguish ABPA as a cut-above the competition. The extended recreation/relaxation/fun (which encompasses everything from basketball to meditation to chess!) provides a refreshing change from the ordinary school day. My son flourishes in this environment and we believe ABPA is at the forefront of this alternative educational trend.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: 5-8
  • Students: 10 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,400
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Union County, NJ is $5,625 for elementary schools and $9,713 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Union County, NJ is 95% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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