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
  • Average class size: 13


    • 86 percent of NA’s 78 teachers and administrators hold advanced degrees and 11 have earned doctoral degrees.
    • The faculty has an average of 15.7 years of teaching experience.
    • The average tenure of NA teachers is 10.7 years.


    • 83% of NA students participate in the athletic program
    • Two Class of 2018 students are D-I athletes at Ivy League institutions while four others partipate in D-III athletics
    • NA teams have won 148 Prep and NJSIAA championships
    • Ranked the second most competitive coed athletic program in the state of New Jersey for their group size by the NJSIAA in the 2017-18 ShopRite Cup Standings
    • 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

    Student Community

    • 599 students from 89 different NJ communities
    • 422 students in the Upper School; 177 students in the Middle School
    • Students of color represent 50% of the student population
    • The class of 2019 has 107 students, 31 National Merit Scholars (8 Semifinalists and 23 Commended Scholars) and 30 IB Diploma Candidates
    • More than $3-million in financial aid each year is provided to students and families with demonstrated need

    The Arts

    • Approximately 60 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 Gallery for Studio Arts
    • An annual Artist-in-Residence program 


    • Newark Academy was the first school in NJ to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma. There are 80 members of the Classes of 2019 and 2020 pursuing the full diploma. Approximately 90% of the Class of 2019 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. In 2016-17, 98 students participated in the Immersion Experience Program.
    • 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


    • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
    • New Jersey Association of Independent Schools
    • National Association of Independent Schools