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

List of 2 news stories.

  • IB Extended Essay Night, September 28

    Parents, come listen to Newark Academy's top 12th grade scholars present their culminating intellectual work for the IB Diploma Program - the Extended Essays. At this open event on September 28, which runs from 7-8:30pm in Kaltenbacher Hall, attendees are encouraged to engage with the presenters about their academic findings. 
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  • Cultural Explorations Through the Immersion Program

    Watching our students open their hearts and homes to a group of Spanish exchange students as part of the Newark Academy Spain Immersion Experience was inspiring. In a short amount of time, students from different parts of the world connected with one another, sharing their rich cultural traditions, immersing themselves in new experiences, improving their study of foreign languages, and more. Tearful goodbyes were coupled with long hugs and promises to stay in touch. It's safe to say that this group of Newark Academy students and Spanish exchange students won't let the distance stop their friendships from blooming! 
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