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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A-

Applying

Application Deadline
December 14
Application Fee
$95
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$43,435
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
15%
Average Financial Aid
$28,045
From Newark Academy

Founded in 1774, Newark Academy strives to provide students in grades 6-12 with the knowledge, skills character and creativity to prepare them to contribute meaningfully to their communities and the world. While Newark Academy has undergone myriad changes over the past 244 years, today NA’s mission remains true to our founding values. Our mission is lived out on a daily basis through personal interactions between outstanding teachers and curious students; through inspiring coaches and competitive student-athletes; through dedicated mentors and the young men and women who seek their guidance. As the only independent school in New Jersey offering the International Baccalaureate program, NA offers students high academic standards and an innovative, forward-looking curriculum within a warm and welcoming community.

Newark Academy Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1410
123 responses
Average ACT
32
112 responses

LUMEN: The Magazine of Newark Academy, Winter 2019

LUMEN is Newark Academy's alumni magazine, highlighting recent and upcoming events, featuring current students, and teachers as well as NA alumni news and notes.

Culture & Safety

Poll
69%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
62%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Musical productions
    21%
  • Sporting events
    21%
  • Back-to-School Barbecue
    18%
  • Arts events
    14%
  • Dances
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    11%
  • Homecoming
    4%

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    626
    93%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
    80%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
    67%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    7:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    87%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
    Poll
    73%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
    Poll
    67%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Very High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    Very High
    80%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
    70%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
    60%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      C
    2. Good for Families
      A+
    3. Housing
      B+
    Median Household Income
    $163,403
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $2,615
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $618,400
    National
    $184,700

    Newark Academy Reviews

    104 reviews
    All Categories
    Amazing faculty! My children were known by faculty, taken care of and supported. Both children are gaining valuable skills. They are also having amazing travel experiences with the school including a trip to Costa Rica. I love all the choices for clubs and arts. The sport requirement in middle school insures my children are getting physical activity but also serving to expose them to new things. I love Newark Academy and so appreciate the education my children are receiving both in and out of the classroom.
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    Newark Academy is the best place to go to school! It has a lot of work but it is easily worth it because there are so many fun things to do other than academics. The sports are amazing but what I really like are the arts. There are so many amazing opportunities and because of a musical I had the opportunity to be in, I decided the next year to switch to singing and have loved it ever since. It is the best school I have been to and that is saying something because I have gone to a private school in the past.
    Overall, I am disappointed with my child’s experience at Newark Academy it is near impossible to get a straight answer to a question, even the simplest queries are met with a run a round and a “not my job attitude.”

    It is striking how little school spirit there is, almost no kids attend sporting or cultural events, example two years ago NA tried to have a winter sports homecoming event, less then half a dozen kids showed last year they did not bother.

    The community is diverse, and some racial and ethnic tensions arise , from which the school is ill-prepared to manage. A couple of years back during an event celebrating America a student brought a “do not tread on me” flag, this understandably offended some students, as oppose to addressing the issue properly school’s reaction was to cancel the event the following year.

    The bright spot is the academic quality of the kids, most are very hard workers and there is a culture of academic excellence.