Thank you for your interest in Newark Academy. Please see below for an overview of our admission and application process. 

Steps to Apply to Newark Academy

List of 5 items.

  • Supporting Documents, Fee and Transcripts

    Due: December 16, 2019

    The first step is to submit Part I (Family Information) Part II (Student Questionnaire) and Part III (Parent Questionnaire) of the application. Copies of the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school transcripts and $95 application fee should also be included. 
  • Student Interview/On Campus Writing Sample

    Must take place by January 27, 2020

    Once we have received Parts I and Part II of the application, a member of the admission staff will contact you to arrange the required student interview. Applicants will also be asked to complete an on campus writing sample. If you are applying to Newark Academy internationally, we will be able to accommodate a Skype interview. Please contact our office for more information.
  • Teacher Recommendations

    Due: January 27, 2020

    Recommendations from three teachers are required for each applicant. These should be completed by the student’s current English, Math, and another teacher of the student’s choice. If an applicant has the same teacher for more than one subject, the teacher must complete one form for each individual subject. Newark Academy recommends that families wait until December to ask teachers about submitting forms so that they have the time to get to know your child.
  • School Transcript

    Due: December 16, 2019 (2017-2018 & 2018-2019 School Transcripts)
    Due: January 27, 2020 (2018-2019 Offical First Marking Period Transcript)

    Each applicant must arrange for a copy of his/her school transcript to be sent to Newark Academy. Parents must download, print and sign the Transcript Release form give it to the applicant’s current school. The school, in turn, should send the student’s full transcript including any standardized testing to Newark Academy. The transcript must include at least one marking period from the current (2018-2019) academic year. Please note: these forms must be submitted to the admission office by the deadline.
  • Admission Testing

    Due: Scores must be submitted prior to January 27, 2020

    All applicants must take an admission test during the current academic year. Newark Academy applicants can take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) on several Saturdays from October through February (visit for detailed information about testing). We will also accept the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT); visit for details. If you would like your child to take the SSAT in lieu of the ISEE you must arrange for his/her scores to be sent to Newark Academy prior to the February 4 deadline. There is no need for an applicant to take both of these tests. The ISEE and SSAT require a three-week advance registration, so please plan ahead. (ISEE School Code: 310915, SSAT School Code: 5296)
The application 2020-21 school year will be available on August 14, 2019. For questions or more information, please contact Administrative Assistant Office of Admission & Financial Aid Sylvia Ciccone at (973) 992-7000, ext. 343 or
For questions or more information, please email the Office of Admission at