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Newark Academy at a glance

Dynamic<br> Student Body

Student Body

NA’s 667 students from 85+ communities in New Jersey

Small<br> Class Size

Class Size

Average class size: 13

Advanced<br> Courses


NA is the 1st International Baccalaureate (IB) school in NJ and offers AP courses and exam preparation in select subjects.

Athletic<br> Excellence


NA teams have won 417 total championships. More than 50 alumni are currently competing at the collegiate level.

Creating Wonder<br> Through the Arts

Creating Wonder
Through the Arts

Over 40 visual & performing arts
courses are offered

For students in grades 6-12 in Northern New Jersey

At Newark Academy, we are attaining impressive academic milestones and exceeding every traditional benchmark, while also developing our students as individuals. We safeguard our students’ well-being and personal fulfillment, instilling a genuine love of learning.

many voices, one purpose

a diverse community

with differing experiences

Newark Academy is a diverse community composed of exceptional students, faculty and staff dedicated to intentional engagement with differing experiences and a global perspective that empowers students to develop a depth of character, innovative thinking and commitment to equity and inclusion.

a global perspective

and commitment to equality & inclusion

the fire of intellectual engagement

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.



Our students are encouraged to dive into discovery and also have fun. Our supportive community embraces each child as they build skills, learn from mistakes and grow.

Young minds benefit from both active, hands-on doing as well as deep, reflective thinking. Our 6th, 7th, and 8th graders are ready for greater academic challenges, gaining a strong intellectual foundation for the Upper School and beyond. Equally important, they develop a resilient curiosity that serves them well for a lifetime.



The Upper School is both rigorous and invigorating. Students are challenged to delve more expansively into research, articulate their arguments more precisely and engage more fearlessly with the ideas and opportunities that excite them the most. Students take intellectual risks, pursue personal passions, rise to challenges and assume ownership over their educational experiences.

As a culture that rewards intellectual risk-taking, the Upper School not only prepares students for success at prestigious colleges around the world but also equips them for everything after.

pursuing athletic excellence

Athletic excellence at Newark Academy is defined as offering an outstanding experience for every student-athlete, at every level, through a program of serious and competitive teams which are highly-organized, grounded in solid fundamentals, character-oriented and emotionally rewarding.

Athletic team participation is offered in three seasons:

  • Fall
  • Cross Country
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Tennis (Girls')
  • Volleyball
  • Winter
  • Basketball
  • Fencing
  • Swimming
  • Winter Track & Field
  • Wrestling
  • Spring
  • Baseball
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Softball
  • Tennis (Boys')
  • Track & Field

creating wonder through the arts

Newark Academy’s arts courses, events, programs and facilities offer a vital means of self-expression, an important source of cultural information and an inspiring brush with beauty. By creating their own works and exploring those of others, our students cultivate emotional intelligence, human empathy, interpretive and analytical skills and communications capacities that enhance their academic performance—and enrich their lives.

NA Arts encompasses many disciplines, including:



Choral Music



Visual Arts