Thank you for your interest in Newark Academy. We are excited and looking forward to working with you throughout this process. Please find an overview of our admission application process below.

Steps to Apply to Newark Academy

List of 5 items.

  • Online Admission Form and Transcripts

    Due: December 14, 2020

    The first step is to submit the Online Admission Form and application fee. Copies of the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 school transcripts should also be requested and submitted to Newark Academy from the applicant's current or prior school by the above deadline.
  • Student Interview

    Must take place by January 25, 2021

    Once we have received your Online Admission Form and 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 school transcripts, applicants will be able to self-schedule the required applicant interview. Interviews will begin in mid-September.
  • Teacher Recommendations

    Due: January 25, 2021

    Recommendations from three teachers are required for each applicant and should be initiated through our online application portal. Recommendations 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 requesting recommendations so that they have the time to get to know your child.
  • School Transcript

    2018-2019 & 2019-2020 School Transcripts due December 14, 2020
    2020-2021 Official First Marking Period Transcript due January 25, 2021

    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 forms, and give it to the applicant’s current or prior school. The school(s), in turn, should send the student’s transcript including any standardized testing to Newark Academy. Please note the above deadlines for 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 transcripts, and the second deadline for 2020-2021 transcript. The Transcript Release forms will be available soon and can be found to the right under Application Forms.
  • Admission Testing

    Due: Scores must be submitted prior to January 25, 2021

    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 January 25, 2021 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)
For questions or more information, please email the Office of Admission and Enrollment Management at

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 7 frequently asked questions.

  • What type of school is Newark Academy?

    Newark Academy is a co-educational independent day school for grades 6-12, located in Livingston, New Jersey. The admission office seeks to enroll students of great character and academic ability who will take full advantage of our rigorous academic curriculum and numerous extracurricular activities.
  • When should I apply to Newark Academy?

    Newark Academy will accept applications for admission from August 14 through December 14, 2020 for the 2021-2022 academic year.
  • How many students attend Newark Academy?

    Newark Academy enrolls approximately 625 students per year. The average class size is 13 and there are no classes that have an enrollment of more than 18 students.
  • How many applications does Newark Academy receive annually?

    Each year Newark Academy receives more than 600 applications for less than 100 available spaces.
  • What is the tuition at Newark Academy? What additional expenses should I expect?

    The 2020-21 tuition is $43,435. Additional costs which include, but are not limited to, books, annual lunch fee, and technology expenses, range from $1,500-$2,000. Door-to-door transportation is available to over 70 towns through a separate contract. Transportation costs range from $3,800-$5,600.
  • How can I visit Newark Academy?

    There are a couple of ways to visit Newark Academy.

    Attend one of our Open Houses.

    For families unable to attend an Open House, student-led tours may be available by appointment. Please call Office Manager, Lenora Parks, at (973) 992-7000 ext. 345 to ask to schedule a tour.
  • How can I afford a Newark Academy education?

    Maintaining socio-economic diversity is a priority of the Academy. Our financial aid office distributes more than $3 million each year in financial grants (money families do not have to pay back). In order to qualify for financial aid you must demonstrate need by completing our financial aid application process.