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Quick Facts

General Information
  • Founded in 1774
  • Situated on a 68-acre wooded campus in suburban Livingston
  • Middle School, grades 6-8
  • Upper School, grades 9-12
  • School day begins at 8:10 a.m. and ends at 2:25 p.m. with 50-minute class periods
  • Average class size: 13
Student Community
  • 580 students come from 80 different NJ communities
  • 405 students in the Upper School; 175 students in the Middle School
  • Students of color represent 25% of the student population; interntional students from countries including Eritria, India, Singapore and the UK bring a truly global perspective to the community
  • The class of 2014 has 101 students, 26 National Merit Scholars, 3 National Achievement Scholars, 3 Hispanic Scholars, 39 IB Diploma Candidates
  • More than $2-million in financial aid each year is provided to students and families with demonstrated need
Faculty
  • 80% of the faculty have advanced degrees; 5 have earned doctorate degrees
  • On average, the faculty has 22 years of teaching experience
Academics
  • Newark Academy was the first school in NJ to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma. There are 67 members of the Classes of 2014 and 2015 pursuing the full diploma. Approximately 95% of the Class of 2014 are enrolled in at least one IB course.
  • NA offers AP courses in 15 subjects
  • The Immersion Requirement is the first of its kind in New Jersey independent schools. Upper School students are required to engage in cultural or environmental exploration. Currently, there are 10 programs for extended off-campus study in six states and four countries.
  • Beginning in 2012, the final two weeks of the school year have been designated for intensive learning. Students in grades 6-8 engage in Capstone Experiences, students in grades 9-11 take one June Term course that combines intellectual rigor with the ingenuity of focused, experiential learning, allowing the student to pursue a passion or discover a new interest.
  • Each year the arts department has three major drama productions, two dance concerts, and multiple performances in 12 choral and instrumental groups
  • Average class size: 13
  • Full faculty advisory program for Middle and Upper School students
Athletics
  • 90% of NA students participate in the athletic program
  • NA teams have won 75 Prep and NJISSA championships
  • The Simon Family Field House is a 57,000-square-foot facility that houses basketball and volleyball courts, an indoor track, a state-of-the-art weight training room and a six-lane pool
  • Dedicated fencing and wrestling facilities
  • 8 outdoor athletic fields on site
  • Construction and renovation to outdoor athletic facilities, including installation of artificial turf, lighting, and bleachers on two playing fields; a new 8-lane track and bleachers; and a new concession/restroom building was completed in October 2013
Clubs and Activities
  • Students organize and participate in more than 55 clubs
  • Numerous social activities throughout the year include: an annual “Welcome Back Barbecue,” Homecoming, class and all-school dances, sports nights, “Frosh Fridays,” ski trips, proms, and end of term parties
  • Class trips range from the cultural (New York City, Quebec, Paris, Costa Rica) to the environmental (Delaware River Valley, Nature’s Classroom in Connecticut), to the purely fun (Great Adventure, Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom)
School Spirit
  • School colors: Red & Black
  • Mascot: Minuteman
  • Motto: Ad Lumen (Toward Enlightenment)
Accreditation
  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • New Jersey Association of Independent Schools
Memberships
  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • New Jersey Association of Independent Schools
  • National Association of Independent Schools