COVID-19 Information & Resources
Newark Academy has been carefully preparing for the 2020-2021 school year, with the health and safety of our students and employees as our top priority. We encourage you to visit this page often to acquire new information and essential resources during this time.

Plans For Fall 2020

Please review the following documents in preparation for students' return to Newark Academy this fall.

Guide to Remote Learning (For Parents)

View our Guide to Remote Learning for details on how Newark Academy’s remote learning experience is structured, ways students engage in a typical remote learning lesson, and the resources available for students.

    • Remote Learning at Newark Academy

Previous Community Messages

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 7 frequently asked questions.

  • Dining on Campus

    How will students engage in lunch if they are on campus?

    This year SAGE Dining Services will be packaging all food in a grab and go style. Community members will eat lunch outdoors or while socially distanced in large spaces with plexiglass dividers.
    Families are encouraged to review the menu options and allergen information that are available on the Touch of SAGE mobile app or the Newark Academy SAGE Dining Community website.
  • Summer Session

    Is Newark Academy offering summer session programs?

    Newark Academy’s summer session is scheduled for June 29 through August 7, 2020. 

    Classes are offered remotely as well as on-campus sports experiences. We are providing a dynamic experience that will help prepare your child for a successful return to school in the fall. 
    Please feel free to contact us at any time at if you have any questions. You can also click here for more information and visit this page again for updates.
  • College Admission Testing

    What is the role of test scores in different admissions contexts?

    College Board:
    New fall test schedule: Aug. 29, Sept. 26, Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 5 Registration for all SAT tests is now open for all students.

    Registration opens the last week of July for this expanded schedule: September 12, 13, 19; October 10, 27, 24, 25 and December 12.
  • Closing and Opening School

    Is Newark Academy closed?

    Newark Academy is planning for students' fall 2020 experieces. Please visit this website again for more information.
  • Student Trips

    How is Newark Academy addressing student trips?

    The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommended avoiding nonessential travel. As a result, all Newark Academy student trips, regardless of destination or purpose, through April 27, 2020 were canceled. This includes the Spring 2020 Immersion Experiences as well as any additional day and overnight trips. 
  • Addressing Discrimination and Bias

    How is Newark Academy addressing discrimination and bias related to COVID-19?

    Newark Academy urges all to remember that viruses know no national borders nor racial/ethnic segmentations and the emergence of Novel Coronavirus should not be a source of division anywhere, and most certainly not at Newark Academy.

    If your child believes that he/she has been the target of any bias or discrimination, we encourage you to reach out to Director of Equity and Inclusion Gardy Guiteau at
  • Monitoring COVID-19

    How is Newark Academy monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19?

    Newark Academy’s administrative team, led by Head of School Donald M. Austin, is monitoring the ongoing transmission of COVID-19 in the United States and abroad. The school is referencing several, credible sources in order to make informed decisions to protect the health and safety of students. The resources include:   

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    National Association of Independent Schools

    New Jersey Department of Health

    U.S. State Department

    World Health Organization

Support For Students and Families

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

Tech Support

Learning Specialist

Catherine Krtil


Tom Ashburn
Middle School Principal

Richard DiBianca
Upper School Principal

Dean of Students

Pegeen Galvin

Counseling Staff

Kirsti Morin
Middle School Counselor

Carol Spooner
Upper School Counselor

Equity and Inclusion

Gardy Guiteau
Director of Equity and Inclusion

Nursing Staff

Kathleen Ollen