Meet the Staff

List of 7 members.

  • Keith Fischer 

    Director of Admission and Enrollment Management
    Dickinson College - B.A.
    2018
    Bio
  • Alexandra Holzman 

    Associate Director of Admission
    Drew University - B.A.
    2014
    Bio
  • Alexis Sommers 

    Director of Financial Aid and Senior Admission Associate
    Trinity College - B.A.
    New York University - M.A.
    2017
  • Helen Biffen 

    Manager, Office of Admission and Enrollment Management
    2018
  • Sylvia Ciccone 

    Administrative Assistant
    2013
    Bio
  • Anita McKenna-Murphy 

    Receptionist
    2016
    Bio
  • Lydia Masterson 

    Part-time Admission Associate
    College of William and Mary - B.A.
    Drew University - M. Lit
    1991
    Bio
The application for the 2019-20 school year will be available on August 15, 2018. For questions or more information, please contact Administrative Assistant to the Office of Admission Sylvia Ciccone, at (973) 992-7000, ext. 241 or sciccone@newarka.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 7 frequently asked questions.

  • What type of school is Newark Academy?

    Newark Academy is a co-educational independent day school for grades 6-12, located in Livingston, New Jersey. The admission office seeks to enroll students of great character and academic ability who will take full advantage of our rigorous academic curriculum and numerous extracurricular activities.
  • When should I apply to Newark Academy?

    Newark Academy will accept applications for admission from August 14 through December 10, 2018 for the 2019-2020 academic year. Please visit our admission procedures for a description of our five-step application process.
  • How many students attend Newark Academy?

    Newark Academy enrolls approximately 590 students per year. The average class size is 13 and there are no classes that have an enrollment of more than 18 students. The maximum enrollment breakdown is as follows:

    Grade 6 Enrollment: 53
    Grade 7 Enrollment: 58
    Grade 8 Enrollment: 64
    Grade 9 Enrollment: 110
    Grade 10 Enrollment: 103
    Grade 11 Enrollment: 101
    Grade 12 Enrollment: 102
  • How many applications does Newark Academy receive annually?

    Each year Newark Academy receives more than 600 applications for less than 100 available spaces.
  • What is the tuition at Newark Academy? What additional expenses should I expect?

    The 2018-19 tuition is $40,945. Additional costs which include, but are not limited to, books, annual lunch fee, and technology expenses, range from $1,500-$2,000. Door-to-door transportation is available to over 70 towns through a separate contract. Transportation costs range from $2,500-$3,000.
  • How can I visit Newark Academy?

    There are three ways to visit Newark Academy.
    1. Attend one of our Information Sessions.

    2. For families unable to attend an Information Session, half-hour, student-led tours are available by appointment. Please call the Alexandra Holzman, Associate Director of Admission, at (973) 992-7000 ext. 341 for the schedule.

    3. All applicants will visit for an interview with an admission associate, and their parents have the opportunity to meet with a member of the admission staff at that time. Space permitting, first-time applicants to the Middle or Upper School will be invited for a full day visit, which includes the student interview, as well as an opportunity to shadow a current student host to classes and lunch.
  • How can I afford a Newark Academy education?

    Maintaining socio-economic diversity is a priority of the Academy. Our financial aid office distributes more than $2.5 million each year in financial grants (money families do not have to pay back). In order to qualify for financial aid you must demonstrate need by completing our financial aid application process.

    Newark Academy provides door-to-door bus service for students living in Newark, Hillside, Irvington, Orange and East Orange at no cost to families.