Admission

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Now that you’ve gotten to know Newark Academy, it’s time to apply. Please note that our steps to apply below. 

List of 6 items.

  • ONLINE ADMISSION FORM AND TRANSCRIPTS

    Due: December 14, 2020

    Please submit the Online Admission Form and application fee. Copies of the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 school transcripts should requested from the applicant’s school(s) and be submitted to NA by the above deadline
  • STUDENT INTERVIEW

    Must take place by January 25, 2021

    All applicants are required to and guaranteed an interview. Once the Online Admission Form has been submitted, you will be eligible to schedule an interview using our self scheduler.
  • TEACHER RECOMMENDATIONS

    Due: January 25, 2021

    Recommendations from three current teachers are required as part of the supplemental information for admission consideration. Recommendations are sent to Newark Academy directly from the recommending teachers through NA’s online admission portal.  Recommendations by the prospective student’s current English and Math teachers are required. A third recommendation from a teacher of the prospective student’s choice is optional. If the prospective student has the same teacher for both English and Math, the teacher must complete one form for each 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 and 2019-2020 School Transcripts due December 14, 2020
    2020-2021 Official First Marking Period Transcript due January 25, 2021

    Parents/Guardians of prospective students must arrange for a copy of the prospective student’s school transcripts to be sent to Newark Academy. This requires a parent/guardian to download, print, and sign the Transcript Release Form, and give it to the prospective student’s current or prior school. The current or prior school must have a release form before sending the student’s transcript. Transcripts may only be sent to Newark Academy by the prospective student’s school and should include any standardized testing scores. Please note the deadlines for submission of transcripts. Click here to obtain the Transcript Release Form.
  • ENTRANCE ASSESSMENT TESTING

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

    All prospective students must take an entrance assessment test as part of the application process. The test must be administered during the academic year in which application is made. Newark Academy accepts either of two entrance assessment tests – the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) or the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT). If you and your child choose to take the SSAT in lieu of the ISEE you are responsible for arranging the test scores to be sent to Newark Academy prior to January 25, 2021. 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. Both testing organizations assign a School Code to Newark Academy that you will be asked to include during registration. Those codes are as follows:

    ISEE School Code: 310915
    SSAT School Code: 5296
  • FINANCIAL AID (IF APPLICABLE)

    Financial aid is critical to both the mission and the culture of Newark Academy and we strive to make the financial aid application process as seamless as possible. Please find an overview of the financial aid application process below. 

    1. COMPLETE THE NEWARK ACADEMY APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION BY DECEMBER 14, 2020
    Click here to complete the Newark Academy Online Admission Form.

    2. SUBMIT FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION BY JANUARY 15, 2021
    Applicants for financial aid must fill out a financial aid application the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) online, which asks parents to share information about their financial circumstances and the amount they are prepared to pay toward their child’s education. The PFS will be available to families for the 2021-2022 academic year on November 1, 2020.

    3. SUBMIT TAX DOCUMENTS BY FEBRUARY 11, 2021
    Parents must submit official copies of their 2019 and 2020 1040 federal income tax forms, including all schedules and W-2s. All of these tax documents must be uploaded electronically to sssbynais.org. Please cross out any social security numbers on your documents.

    Please direct financial aid questions to:
    Alexis Sommers
    Director of Admission Operations and Financial Aid
    Newark Academy Admission Office 
    973.992.7000, ext. 342
    asommers@newarka.edu



         

Information for International Families

Prospective students and families currently living outside the United States who wish to be considered for admission must submit the same Online Admission Form as domestic prospective students. As a day school, Newark Academy requires that all enrolled students reside with at least one parent, adult immediate family member or guardian. Newark Academy does not issue I-20 student visas. International prospective students and families may click here for additional information.
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