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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A
Address
91 South Orange Ave
Livingston, NJ 07039
Telephone
(973) 992-7000

Applying

Application Deadline
December 10
Application Fee
$95
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT, ISEE

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$40,945
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
$28,818
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
1400
97 responses
Average ACT
32
93 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Musical productions
    27%
  • Arts events
    20%
  • Dances
    20%
  • Sporting events
    20%
  • Back-to-School Barbecue
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
598
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
17:1
Poll
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
Poll
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
Poll
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 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.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$145,916
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,579
National
$949
Median Home Value
$582,800
National
$184,700

Newark Academy Reviews

64 reviews
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Newark Academy is a great school with great people and it has prepared me well to start college in the fall. NA's emphasis on student led learning allows its students develop significant over their time at NA. Also, because of both school size and school spirit, one interesting thing you'll find about NA's student body is that everyone is incredibly involved in student life. Most people play a sport, are involved in at least one club and often times fit in an art as well. NA encourages its students to explore all of their interests, and as a result, it has an incredibly driven and passionate student body.
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I have been a parent here with three kids, two who have graduated in 2013 and 2015 and one who will graduate in 2022. The faculty, resources and academics , the IB and immersion programs are superb but its the educating the 'whole' child and every child that puts the school in my mind on par with the best of schools. I would love if the intensity was a bit less for kids but they seem to 'rise' to the expectations. And, I wish the sports programs were a bit less intense too. My kids who graduated both found college much easier than high school(Wash U in St.Louis-Danforth Scholar and Georgia Tech honor student with gpa 3.91 in ISYE) so I do believe it is a bit intense but they make it a lot of fun and great friendships have evolved.
My overall experience at Newark Academy has been a pretty positive one. My grade especially is what I enjoy most of my experience here. The community is definitely very supportive and the school itself is beautiful, and as you start to attend the school you become to realize how great the location it really is in terms of what is around us. That being said I do feel like we are starting to accept the same types of kids that aren't as involved in our school community as people once were. Don't get me wrong, kids here are incredibly smart and talented, but there just isn't as much variety as there once was when I was a freshman, and it really shows in this current freshman class.