Situated on a 68-acre wooded campus in suburban Livingston
Middle School, grades 6-8
Upper School, grades 9-12
Average class size: 13
89 percent of NA’s 81 teachers and administrators hold advanced degrees and 12 have earned doctoral degrees
The faculty has an average of 14 years of teaching experience
The average tenure of NA teachers is nine years
78% of NA students participate in the athletic program
NA teams have won 168 Prep and NJSIAA championships
Ranked the most competitive coed athletic program in the state of New Jersey for their group size by the NJSIAA in the 2018-19 ShopRite Cup Standings
More than 50 alumni competing at the collegiate level
The Simon Family Field House is a 57,000-square-foot facility that houses basketball and volleyball courts, a state-of-the-art weight training room and a six-lane pool
Dedicated fencing and wrestling facilities
8 outdoor athletic fields on site
Newly renovated outdoor athletic facilities, including installation of artificial turf, lighting, and bleachers on two playing fields; a 6-lane track and bleachers; and a new concession/restroom building
624 students from 80 different NJ communities
438 students in the Upper School; 188 students in the Middle School
Students of color represent 56% of the student population
The class of 2020 has 105 students, 31 National Merit Scholars and 47 IB Diploma Candidates
More than $3-million in financial aid each year is provided to students and families with demonstrated need
Approximately 65 percent of students enroll in art classes beyond the 1-year graduation requirement
More than 40 visual and performing arts courses offered by an experienced faculty
Superior facilities in The David Teiger Gallery for Studio Arts which contain studios, classrooms, a black box theater and gallery space
An Upper School fall drama production
Dance concerts in the fall and spring
Choral and instrumental concerts in the fall and spring
An all-school winter musical production
Numerous musical concerts (jazz, choral and orchestral)
A cappella singing performances throughout the year
Student and professional artist exhibits in The David Teiger '47 Gallery for Studio Arts
An annual Artist-in-Residence program
Newark Academy was the first school in NJ to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma. In May 2020, 155 students completed a total of 522 IB examinations. 194 students sat for a total of 247 Advanced Placement tests. 46 members of the Class of 2020 are pursuing the full IB diploma. Approximately 90 percent of the Class of 2020 is enrolled in at least one IB course.
NA offers preparation for 10 AP courses.
The Immersion Requirement is the first of its kind. Upper School students are required to engage in deep cultural or environmental exploration, typically for two to three weeks.
NA offers nine opportunities for off-campus study, across the country and around the world.
The final two weeks of the school year are designated for intensive learning. Students in grades 6-8 engage in Capstone Experiences, students in grades 9-11 take one intensive 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.
Average class size: 13
Full faculty advisory program for Middle and Upper School students