Going the Private School Route: Newark Academy

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Here at The Village Green, we provide wall-to-wall coverage of the South Orange-Maplewood School District, which educates more than 6,600 children in the towns from kindergarten through 12th grade.

However, some local parents do choose other options for their children’s education. Village Green is profiling those options. Previously, we featured Montclair-Kimberley Academy in Montclair, Far Brook School in Short Hills, and the Pingry School in Short Hills and Basking Ridge.

This week, the focus is on Newark Academy in Livingston.

Village Green will also be profiling individual schools in the South Orange-Maplewood School District.

Newark Academy in Livingston

Newark Academy in Livingston

Newark Academy
91 South Orange Avenue
Livingston NJ 07039
973 992 7000

Head of School: Donald M. Austin

Motto: Ad Lumen (“Toward Enlightenment”)

Founded in 1774 in Newark, Newark Academy, known as “NA,” moved to its current Livingston location in 1964. Newark Academy became fully co-educational in 1972.

The independent day school enrolls 580 students from 80 different communities in grades six through 12. Grades six through eight comprise the Middle School. Grades nine through 12comprise the Upper School.

Newark Academy was the first school in New Jersey to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma. In addition, the school has an Immersion Requirement. Upper School students are required to engage in cultural or environmental exploration.

Currently, there are 10 programs for extended off-campus study in six states and four countries. In addition to academics, the school has a full complement of arts and athletic activities. Students can also participate in some 55 clubs.

Newark Academy offers financial aid. A highlight of the program is the “Newark Scholars Program,” which offers full financial aid and fees to qualified Newark residents who are admitted to the school. The program began in 2012.

All students enroll in the school lunch program.

2014-2015 Tuition and fees:

Tuition for grades 6-12: $34,760

Lunch plan: $1,250

Technology fee: $220

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