Have you ever thought about what makes a good student versus a skilled, lifelong learner?

Most schools focus on studying material, completing homework, participating in class; in other words, academic engagement. We expect those who enroll to be academically engaged, good students. Our task—and our joy—is lighting the fire of intellectual engagement: grappling with ideas, finding intrinsic motivation, and seeking ways to apply knowledge and skills to solve problems in our world. The level of challenge is also important: we don’t want students to be either bored or anxious, but find the right balance that encourages engagement in their own learning.

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Academic News

List of 2 news stories.

  • NA Has Successful Trip to Yale Model Congress

    This past weekend 32 members of Newark Academy’s Model Congress team traveled to New Haven, CT to compete in YALE MC, a four-day governmental simulation. Nine delegates from NA won individual awards.

    Mason Kung '22 and Kennedy McNeilly-Anta '20 earned awards for their debating skills in their respective Full Legislative Chambers. Loren Ashfield '22, Kayla Cohen '21, Jacqueline Rodriguez '21 and Kennedy McNeilly-Anta '20 earned Honorable Mentions for their debating skills in their committees. Juniors Mike Usatine, Lori Hashashian, and Micaela Alpert were awarded Best Legislation in their committees. 
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  • NA Hosting Future of Work Conference

    Newark Academy sophomores and juniors will have a chance to explore the practical approach to 21st-century skills at the inaugural Future of Work Conference on October 16 from 1-2:30 p.m. The event will feature a variety of professionals to talk with students about how they envision their field evolving in the coming decades. The professionals include parents, alums, former faculty, and friends of NA.
    Students will gather at 1p.m. in the Middle School Commons for a 25-minute keynote address by NA Trustee Ajay Dhankhar, who is a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company to be followed by two 25-minute breakout sessions, led by a professional in the classrooms of the Upper School, allowing each student to hear about two areas of interest.

    Click here for a list of speakers.
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