Dear Members of the Newark Academy Community,
We are delighted to share with you Newark Academy’s Impact Report for the 2022-23 school year. It was an exceptional year at Newark Academy, with community milestones, notable achievements and new programs. None of those successes would be possible without the generous financial support provided through the Newark Academy Fund. We extend our deepest appreciation and gratitude to each and every one of you for your contributions. It is through your generosity and belief in Newark Academy’s mission and program that we are able to continue to provide a world-class education.
Last year, Newark Academy celebrated several important institutional anniversaries, including its 10th year running the Classroom Internship Association Program (CIA) in which seniors intern in Middle School classrooms. It was the 20th year of the Community Art Exhibit, during which students, faculty, staff, parents and friends of the school were invited to share their works in the David Teiger ’47 Gallery for Studio Arts, inspired by a common theme, “Beneath the Surface.” The Newark Academy Parents Association (NAPA) hosted the school’s International Dinner for the 30th year. The evening included performances and traditional food from across the globe, allowing NA community members to come together and celebrate their diverse cultural and culinary heritages.
We also established new programs and welcomed the return of several in-person alumni events. NA launched its Innovation in Teaching and Learning Fellowship Program, an incubator of innovative instructional practices. Our alumni were brought back together to engage in our Young Alumni Networking Night, our Inaugural Women’s Summit, and regional alumni receptions in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Florida. This year, we will continue this momentum by bringing alumni together in additional cities, including Boston and Washington, DC.
Newark Academy raised more than $1.5 million – the largest amount ever contributed to the NA Fund. We have many leaders, volunteers and community members to thank for this historic achievement. All Newark Academy trustees, faculty and staff members donated to the NA Fund, and remarkably, 94 percent of new families contributed to the NA Fund, including — for the first time ever — all parents in the 6th grade class. We invite you to learn more about these and others’ gifts at work by viewing this year’s Impact Report.
As we move forward and celebrate Newark Academy’s 250th anniversary, we remain grateful to all our donors for your unwavering support.