Have you ever thought about what makes a good student versus a skilled, lifelong learner?


Most schools focus on studying material, completing homework, participating in class; in other words, academic engagement. We expect those who enroll to be academically engaged, good students. Our task—and our joy—is lighting the fire of intellectual engagement: grappling with ideas, finding intrinsic motivation, and seeking ways to apply knowledge and skills to solve problems in our world. The level of challenge is also important: we don’t want students to be either bored or anxious, but find the right balance that encourages engagement in their own learning.

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Academic News

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  • Newark Academy Hosts Northern NJ High School Eco-Summit

    Newark Academy’s Green and Blue Committee will host the Northern NJ High School Eco-Summit on May 18, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The mission of the Northern NJ High School Eco-Summit is to foster dialogue and collaboration between local high schools and environmental organizations, inspiring a network of individuals committed to sustainable action and education. Registration and more details to come.
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  • Newark Academy‚Äôs 2019 Scholastic Writing Award Winners

    This year, 15 NA students across all grades earned 31 Scholastic Writing Awards in the following categories flash fiction, humor, personal essay/memoir, poetry, short story, Senior Writing Portfolio, and an American Voices Award nomination. NA was led by Unnathy Nellutla ’19, who was given the American Voices Medal, the highest regional honor and only given to one writer from each region. Congratulations to the following students:
     
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