A seasoned admission professional, Keith Fischer joined Newark Academy after serving as the associate director of admission at Dickinson College (Carlisle, PA) for the past five years. Keith began his career at Dickinson in 2011 as the assistant director of admissions. Prior to his work as an admission professional, he worked for nine years for the Philadelphia Eagles and the National Football League. Keith holds a B.A. in Political Science from Dickinson College. Outside of school, Keith enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with his wife Tara and his son Luke.
Director of Financial Aid and Senior Admission Associate
Alexis is excited to start her second school year at Newark Academy in her role as director of financial aid and senior admission associate and is enjoying the opportunity to serve as a Middle School advisor this year as well. Alexis joined NA after spending several years in independent school admissions in New York City. Prior to her work in Admission, Alexis spent time in the classroom teaching within the New York City Public Schools.
Administrative Assistant to the Office of Admission and Financial Aid
Sylvia has been a part of the Newark Academy community since 2008, when her son Tommy entered 7th grade. She has an extensive background in customer service and support and has worked in multiple administrative support roles in the NA middle and upper schools. Sylvia joined the Admission team full time in 2013. She and husband Tom have been married since 1997. They have four children: Tommy ’14, Nicole, Matthew ’19 and Frankie.
Anita joined Newark Academy in 2016 with a diverse background in Education and the Arts. As the Mulcahy Scholar for Saint Peter's University, Anita earned a Bachelor's Degree in Advanced Economics. When she isn't painting or drawing, Anita raises a small flock of chickens with her husband, Peter and their two children, Norah and John.
Part-time Admission Associate
College of William and Mary - B.A. Drew University - M. Lit
Lydia, now serving in the role of Admission Associate, formerly joined the admission team in 2007 as Director of Financial Aid and Associate Director of Admission, but she was not new to the Academy. She joined the Newark Academy faculty as a member of the Humanities Department in 1979 after graduating from the College of William and Mary in her native Virginia. Before having her children, she coached the girls tennis and basketball teams. After the birth of her second child in 1985, she took a six-year leave to care for her two daughters, Kelley and Sarah, and in her “spare time” earned a master's degree in humanities from Drew University. She returned to the NA community in 1991, teaching in both the Middle and Upper Schools.
The application deadline for the 2019-20 school year has passed. For questions or more information, please contact Administrative Assistant Office of Admission & Financial Aid Sylvia Ciccone at (973) 992-7000, ext. 343 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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:
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.
For families unable to attend an Information Session, half-hour, student-led tours are available by appointment. Please call the Administrative Assistant to the Office of Admission and Financial Aid Sylvia Ciccone at (973) 992-7000 ext. 343 for the schedule.
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.
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.