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
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.
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 forms linked above and give them to the prospective student’s current or prior school. The current or prior school must have a release form before sending the student’s transcripts. 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 above.
Due: Scores must be submitted prior to January 25, 2021
We recommend that all prospective students take an entrance assessment test as part of the application process. Ideally, the test should 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 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
Given the added complexities and challenges with ISEE and SSAT testing this year in light of COVID, should you have any difficulty in scheduling or completing a test, please reach out to the Office of Admission directly.
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
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 APRIL 15, 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 email@example.com