Upper School

Teaching & Learning

Intellectual Stamina, Personal Fulfillment

Faculty and students in Newark Academy’s Upper School are re-imagining rigor by building intellectual stamina while engendering deep personal fulfillment. In our seminar-style classes, teachers encourage inquiry, debate and discussion. We focus on helping our students develop the essential skills, the 6 Cs necessary for life and work in the 21st century  rather than simple content mastery—training our students to be insightful writers, researchers, speakers, problem-solvers, collaborators, and critical thinkers. In this section, you can learn more about the core elements of Upper School (grades 9 -12) at Newark Academy including:

Advanced Learning at NA

Newark Academy’s primary program for advanced learning is the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. In addition to a full array of IB courses and the IB Diploma Program, NA also offers students a number of Advanced Placement (AP) courses, leading to AP exams. Nearly 700 IB and AP exams were taken by NA students last year.

Justin '24 Discusses How NA Prepares Students for the Future

An independent school for students in grades 6-12