Newark Academy NJ

Newark Academy is the second oldest day school in the state of New Jersey, and one of a handful of pre-Revolutionary schools still operating in the United States. The Academy was founded in 1774 by Alexander Macwhorter, a leading cleric and advisor to George Washington. The mission of Newark Academy is to contribute to society thoughtful and compassionate citizens who embrace their responsibilities as ethical, intellectual and civic stewards in the global environment. Newark Academy has 555 students from 79 communities in grades 6-12. There are 410 students in the upper school and 145 students in middle school. Students of color comprise 25 percent of the student population and four percent of the total population are international students.