General Information

  • Founded in 1774
  • Situated on a 68-acre wooded campus in suburban Livingston
  • Middle School, grades 6-8
  • Upper School, grades 9-12
  • Average class size: 13


  • 85% of NA's 78 teachers have earned advanced degrees; 9 have earned doctorate degrees
  • On average, the faculty has 17.5 years of teaching experience
  • The average tenure of NA's teachers is 13 years


  • 83% of NA students participate in the athletic program
  • NA teams have won 148 Prep and NJSIAA championships
  • The Simon Family Field House is a 57,000-square-foot facility that houses basketball and volleyball courts, a state-of-the-art weight training room and a six-lane pool
  • Dedicated fencing and wrestling facilities
  • 8 outdoor athletic fields on site
  • Newly renovated outdoor athletic facilities, including installation of artificial turf, lighting, and bleachers on two playing fields; an 8-lane track and bleachers; and a new concession/restroom building

Student Community

  • 593 students from 81 different NJ communities
  • 417 students in the Upper School; 176 students in the Middle School
  • Students of color represent 45% of the student population; international students from countries including Eretria, India, Singapore and the UK bring a truly global perspective to the community
  • The class of 2017 has 101 students, 32 National Merit Commended Scholars and 6 Semi-Finalists, 3 Hispanic Scholars and 39 IB Diploma Candidates
  • More than $2-million in financial aid each year is provided to students and families with demonstrated need

The Arts

  • More than 40 visual and performing arts courses offered by an experienced faculty
  • Superior facilities in the McGraw Arts Center which contain studios, classrooms, a black box theater and gallery space
  • An Upper School fall drama production
  • Dance concerts in the fall and spring
  • Holiday choral and instrumental concerts
  • An all-school winter musical comedy production
  • Numerous musical concerts (jazz, choral and orchestral)
  • A cappella singing performances throughout the year
  • Student and professional artist exhibits in the McGraw Gallery
  • An annual Artist-in-Residence program 


  • Newark Academy was the first school in NJ to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma. There are 74 members of the Classes of 2017 and 2018 pursuing the full diploma. Approximately 95% of the Class of 2017 is enrolled in at least one IB course.
  • NA offers preparation for 10 AP courses.
  • The Immersion Requirement is the first of its kind. Upper School students are required to engage in deep cultural or environmental exploration, typically for two to three weeks. In 2015-16, 118 students participated in the Immersion Experience Program.
  • NA offers nine opportunities for off-campus study, across the country and around the world. 
  • Beginning in 2012, the final two weeks of the school year are designated for intensive learning. Students in grades 6-8 engage in Capstone Experiences, students in grades 9-11 take one intensive June Term course that combines intellectual rigor with the ingenuity of focused, experiential learning, allowing the student to pursue a passion or discover a new interest.
  • Average class size: 13
  • Full faculty advisory program for Middle and Upper School students


  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • New Jersey Association of Independent Schools
  • National Association of Independent Schools