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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  • NA Junior College Night January 15, 2019

    Newark Academy will host Junior College Night on January 15 from 7-8:30 p.m. This is a required event for juniors and their parents, where they will learn about the college search process and hear from college representatives.
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  • NA Off-Campus Study Information Night

    Newark Academy families of freshman and sophomores interested in our off-campus study program are invited to learn about semester- and year-long programs. The event takes place on January 9 from 7-8:45 p.m. in Kaltenbacher and the Upper School Wing (Rooms 107, 108, 110, 111, 113 and 115).
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