Annual Report on Giving

Stories on Giving

List of 12 items.

  • In Appreciation of NA Teachers

    Teacher Day at NA
    Newark Academy faculty are consistently reimagining the educational rigor that the school is known for. Each day NA educators bring innovative, engaging and challenging experiences to students in order to help instill within them with a genuine love of learning. This focus on academic excellence is affirmed by NA’s supportive community – one in which students learn together while developing as confident individuals with integrity.
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  • Students Explore Engaging Topics Through Master Classes

    Master Classes
    In place of the traditional end-of-the-year June Term, Newark Academy Upper School students in Grades 9 through 11 participated in Master Classes during the week of June 7, 2021. The Master Classes provided a week of experiential learning and engaging workshops for students to explore engaging topics through short, self-contained and activity-focused workshops that featured NA's "Six Cs" of skill development in action (critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, communication, character, cultural competency).
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  • Community Service Efforts Create and Enhance Partnerships in the City of Newark

    Service at NA
    In light of Newark Academy’s approaching 250th anniversary in 2024 and renewed calls for social justice initiatives, NA’s community service program strengthened its existing partnership with programs and organizations in the city of Newark during the 2020-21 school year. These partnerships, which demonstrate the NA community’s generosity of spirit and commitment to service, include a multi-year engagement with Covenant House and a long-standing and evolving partnership with The Apostles’ House.
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  • Global Speakers Series & Feinberg Lecture Broaden Students’ Minds

    Global Speakers
    Since 2008, NA’s Global Speaker Series Committee has brought distinguished individuals from around the world to address the NA community, enriching students’ understanding and broadening their intellectual horizons. One program in the series is designated as the Feinberg Multicultural Lecture which was founded in 2001 through an endowment gift made by Peter Feinberg ’78 and Margery Feinberg ’78. The Feinberg Lecture was created to bring thought-provoking topics to the Newark Academy student body.
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  • NA STEM Adapts to the COVID-19 Pandemic

    STEM at NA
    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many universities and organizations postponed or cancelled their internships for students who were seeking in-person science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) experiences during the 2020-21 school year. While initially seen as a challenge, this change ushered in new and innovative virtual opportunities for NA students. No longer limited by geography, NA students were able to participate in virtual labs and cutting-edge research from across the globe while physically remaining at home.
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  • Board of Trustees’ Day of Giving Match Challenge

    Day of Giving
    During Newark Academy’s eighth annual Day of Giving on March 3, 2021, the Board of Trustees challenged the NA community with a match pledge. The Board of Trustees pledged to match every $1 up to $150,000 donated to the Annual Fund, with those matching dollars going towards the school’s COVID-19 mitigation and relief efforts. The matched dollars also aided families financially affected by the pandemic. The Board of Trustees generously went above and beyond their pledge, matching a total of $169,350, which raised the Day of Giving donation total to $411,912.70 for the Newark Academy Annual Fund.
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  • Alumni Reconnect through Virtual Events

    Alumni Zoom event
    Developing lifelong bonds and staying connected after graduation are hallmarks of the Newark Academy experience. This was evident more than ever during the 2020-21 school year as NA alumni strengthened their relationships with each other through events that took place throughout the entire year, despite COVID-19 restrictions.
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  • Accolades Abound for NA Athletics

    Tennis champs
    Despite logistical challenges brought about by COVID-19 restrictions, Minutemen Athletics impressed on the field and on the court, finishing the 2020-21 school year with a total of 163 postseason honors.
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  • Innovation and Creativity Push the Arts Forward

    Outdoor choir tents
    Despite the constant twists and turns presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the NA Arts faculty found creative ways to allow students to participate in performances during the 2020-21 school year.
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  • Reimagined Classroom Experiences

    As Newark Academy committed to keeping its doors open to in-person learning during the 2020-21 school year, the classroom experience was reimagined in many ways to ensure the safety of the entire community, through support from NA’s Annual Fund.
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  • Keeping our Doors Open During the Pandemic

    COVID mitigation
    During a year in which most New Jersey students attended school remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, generous donations to Newark Academy’s Annual Fund allowed students to safely return to campus for in-person learning during the 2020-21 school year.
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  • E&I Initiatives are Strengthened through Community Connections

    BLFN meeting
    Following the open conversations that took place during Newark Academy’s Equity and Inclusion Summit of July 2020, Newark Academy identified key action steps for creating greater equity and inclusion at NA. Among these commitments was the addition of two part-time Equity and Inclusion Coordinators in both the Upper School and Middle School.
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Reimagining rigor for students in grades 6-12