Urban Promise Academy

  • 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 AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12

Student Body

Total Students62 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
98%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Urban Promise Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Camden
    Jrc Alternative School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 10-12 | 33 students
    1.5 miles
    315 Cooper Street
    Camden, NJ 08102
    (856) 963-4060
    1.5 10-12
    33
  • Camden
    Grades: K-8 | 242 students
    2.4 miles
    2907 Federal St
    Camden, NJ 08105
    (856) 964-4336
    2.4 K-8
    242
  • Cherry Hill
    Grades: 9-12 | 721 students
    3.4 miles
    300 Cuthbert Road
    Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
    (856) 663-2247
    3.4 9-12
    721
  • Haddonfield
    Grades: NS-8 | 171 students
    4.9 miles
    47 N Haddon Avenue
    Haddonfield, NJ 08033
    (856) 429-6786
    4.9 NS-8
    171

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