The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB) is a rigorous and highly respected pre-university program offered by select schools throughout the world. Newark Academy was the first school in New Jersey, public or private, to offer this exceptional advanced learning educational option and we remain the only private, independent school in the region offering the IB. This program aligns closely with Newark Academy’s educational philosophy, guiding students to become self-motivated learners and to engage in diverse learning experiences including the arts, athletics, and service learning.
Upper School students in grades 11 and 12 have the option to pursue the full IB Diploma or to seek admission to individual IB courses for advanced learning opportunities. About half of an NA graduating class pursue the IB diploma with a completion rate of 96%, the highest in the region. The majority of all NA juniors and seniors take at least one IB individual course, most earning certificates that provide advanced course credits at their college or university.