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Thank you for your interest in Newark Academy. The deadline to submit the Online Admission Form (OAF) for the 2024-2025 school year has passed. If due to extenuating circumstances you were not able to complete the OAF by our stated deadline please contact Alexis Sommers, Director of Admission and Financial Aid at asommers@newarka.edu.

A full overview of our process and deadlines for the 2024-2025 school year can be found below. We look forward to getting to know you and your family throughout your school search process.

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  • ONLINE ADMISSION FORM

    Due: December 1, 2023

    Please complete our Online Admission Form (OAF). Once the OAF has been submitted and processed, the remaining steps will appear within your applicant checklist.
  • STUDENT INTERVIEW

    Schedule by: January 12, 2024

    In order to get to know our candidates, as well as allow candidates a chance to ask their questions, we require all candidates to complete an interview with a member of our team.

    Once the Online Admission Form (OAF) has been submitted and processed, candidates  will be eligible to self-schedule an interview through the candidate checklist. Interviews will be conducted in person unless it would be difficult for a candidate to come to campus. Please reach out to chernandez@newarka.edu if you need to schedule a virtual interview. We will not be conducting parent interviews, but will answer any questions that parents may have at the time of a candidate’s interview. 

    If you choose to do a Day Visit, the interview will be completed as part of your visit.
  • TEACHER RECOMMENDATIONS

    Due: January 12, 2024

    We require a teacher recommendation form be completed and submitted from each candidate’s current English and math teacher(s), as well as an academic teacher of choice. If a candidate has the same teacher for English and math, we require the teacher to complete a recommendation for each subject. 
     
    Families must send the recommendation forms to teachers electronically via the Candidate Admission Portal/Checklist. The recommendations forms will be available once the OAF has been submitted and processed. 
     
    Completed recommendations will be submitted directly to Newark Academy. 
     
    We recommend that families wait until December to ask teachers for recommendations so that they have the time to get to know the student.
  • SCHOOL TRANSCRIPTS

    2023-2024 First Marking Period Grades Request Form

    2021-2022 and 2022-2023 Official Transcripts
    Due December 1, 2023
    Parents/Guardians must request official copies of a candidate’s transcripts from the previous two years be sent to Newark Academy. This requires a parent/guardian to download, print, and sign the transcript release form and send it to the candidate’s current school.

    2023-2024 First Marking Period Grades
    Due January 12, 2024
    Families may upload the candidate’s first marking period grades directly into the Candidate Admission Portal. If you are unable to access the candidate’s current grades, please download and submit a first marking period grades release form to the candidate’s school. 
  • ENTRANCE ASSESSMENT TESTING

    Due: Scores must be submitted prior to January 12, 2024

    All applicants are required to take either the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) or the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) as part of our application process. The test should be taken between July 1, 2023  and the January 12, 2024 supplemental materials deadline. The ISEE and SSAT both require 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 so that the scores will be sent to us. Those codes are as follows:

    ISEE School Code: 310915
    SSAT School Code: 5296

    We are pleased to announce that Newark Academy will be offering both the SSAT and ISEE on campus this winter. Registration can be made through ISEE and SSAT:
    Saturday, December 2: Register for the ISEE
    Saturday, December 9: Register for the SSAT
  • FINANCIAL AID (IF APPLICABLE)

    Ensuring that Newark Academy remains accessible and affordable to families of varying financial backgrounds is an institutional priority and NA awards around $4 million in need-based financial aid annually. 

    Newark Academy is proud to partner with Clarity to determine a family’s financial need. To get started, please go to the Clarity Application and create an account. The application typically takes less than 30 minutes to complete. The Clarity Application is also mobile-friendly so you can complete it from anywhere. You are also able to save your progress and return at any time. At the end of the application, there is a $60 fee to submit, and you can share your application with additional schools that accept the Clarity Application for no additional charge. Simply use the dropdown menu in the application to select those schools. As Clarity is operated by a third party, Newark Academy is not able to provide fee waivers.

    The deadline for completing the financial aid application including relevant supplemental documents is January 12, 2024 for prospective families.

    If you need technical support, there is in-app support available as well as email support at support@claritytuition.com in both English and Spanish. The application itself is also fully translated into Spanish.

    Step by Step Clarity Instructions (English): Clarity Family Application Guide 
    Step by Step Clarity Instructions (Spanish): Guía de Aplicación Para Las Familias 

    Clarity recorded two webinars for any and all parents who want to learn more about the Clarity Application:

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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. Please click here to visit our FAQs section for more details.
An independent school for students in grades 6-12