Education

Newark Schools
Pre-K through High School

 

I. Pre-K, Public Schools                 Schools # 1 – 4
 

II. Elementary Schools, Public         Schools # 5 - 46
 

III. High Schools, Public                Schools # 47 – 65
 

IV. Ungraded, Public                    Schools # 63 - 64
 

V. Charter Schools, Public             Schools # 65 - 81
 

VI. Private Schools                      Schools # 82 – 95  

 

I. Pre-K & Kindergarten (Public Schools)

 

(1) Ann Street Annex
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/ANN-Annex/

Ann Street Annex is located in Newark, New Jersey, and holds Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten grades. The school promotes high academic standards, personal development, and respect for everyone, regardless of race, nationality, economic status, or ability.

The staff at Ann Street School embrace the belief that all students can learn. Thier goal is to provide all children, regardless of socioeconomic status, race, ethnic background or ability, the educational opportunity, which will prepare them to function socially, economically and politically in a democratic society; further, to prepare each child to live a worthwhile life and become a source of community pride and our nation as a whole. Educators, in cooperation with parents, will assist pupils in acquiring the body of knowledge and skills necessary to meet the requirements of the Newark Public Schools and the State of New Jersey. The uniqueness and ultimate worth of each individual is an essential ingredient of our program. Students and staff, alike, are encouraged to develop their abilities in a manner most conducive to the adaptation and adjustment to an ever-changing and demanding world. This task must be approached according to and be commensurate with each person’s ability to assume responsibility. Tradition is not to be accepted for the sake of tradition. Where tradition is still valuable, where it has been handed down from generation to generation due to its proven worth and effectiveness, it is to be preserved and cherished. Where it is no longer of significant worth, tradition should not be allowed to serve as an impediment to progress. Change, based on well-documented, well-structured arguments, will be accepted, as we strive to effectively serve the students in our charge.

 

(2) Chancellor Avenue Annex
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/cha/

Chancellor Avenue School Annex is one of the Early Childhood Schools located in the school district of Newark, New Jersey. It is located in the South Ward of Newark in the South Region. The school's population consists of students in grades K-2 with an enrollment of approximately 200 students. Within the school’s organizational structure, there are three all day kindergarten classes staffed with three full-time teacher aides. This provides the opportunity for our five-year-old students to attend school all day. The Children’s Literacy Initiative Program (CLI) and the Waterford Program are key components of the Early Childhood curriculum. Chancellor Annex staff of professionals also includes first, second and special needs classroom teachers, and itinerant teachers in the fields of instrumental and vocal music, art, swimming, physical education, technology, and world language.

Chancellor Avenue School ensures all students have the opportunity to succeed in ways that will allow them to choose their life’s path and desired occupation with an equitable opportunity to attend college. We will achieve this by implementing the CAS pillars that include fostering a school-wide college-going culture, focusing on 21st Century themes, skills, and applications, creating a motivational and supportive environment, and modeling as well as developing the core values of respect, responsibility, reflection, and resiliency.

 

(3) Lafayette Street Annexes – Annex I
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/laf/annex/

The staff at Lafayette St. School and Annex will conduct a meaningful positive program to provide each student with the academic, social and cultural skills needed for optimum growth and development. A total commitment of staff, along with instructional effectiveness and positive attitudes, in a safe and orderly atmosphere, will strengthen the concepts that all students are capable of achieving optimum success.

While student achievement is the responsibility of the school, both home and the school have the important task of encouraging a “liking to learn” environment. While the school takes the lead with the instructional activities, the home plays a significant role in reinforcing activities. We encourage parents’ participation and maintain open communication with the parents concerning their children and our programs. We will hold each other accountable.

A program of specific skills has been outlined for each grade, and students will be eligible for promotion only after mastery of these prescribed skills.   Our efforts will be directed toward a high degree of individual initiative and leadership. Creativity, originality and experimentation will serve to broaden, enrich, and illuminate our instruction. We will enhance the lives of the students entrusted in our care by affording them the opportunity to be truly gifted and talented.

 

(4) Lafayette Street Annexes – St. James Annex
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/laf/annex/

The staff at Lafayette St. School and Annex will conduct a meaningful positive program to provide each student with the academic, social and cultural skills needed for optimum growth and development. A total commitment of staff, along with instructional effectiveness and positive attitudes, in a safe and orderly atmosphere, will strengthen the concepts that all students are capable of achieving optimum success.

While student achievement is the responsibility of the school, both home and the school have the important task of encouraging a “liking to learn” environment. While the school takes the lead with the instructional activities, the home plays a significant role in reinforcing activities. We encourage parents’ participation and maintain open communication with the parents concerning their children and our programs. We will hold each other accountable.

A program of specific skills has been outlined for each grade, and students will be eligible for promotion only after mastery of these prescribed skills. Our efforts will be directed toward a high degree of individual initiative and leadership. Creativity, originality and experimentation will serve to broaden, enrich, and illuminate our instruction. We will enhance the lives of the students entrusted in our care by affording them the opportunity to be truly gifted and talented.

 

II. Elementary Schools (Public Schools)

 

(5) Abington Avenue
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/ABG/

Abington Avenue School is 110 years old. It is an elementary school, grades Pre-K through eight, with a population of 771 students of diverse ethnic, cultural and racial background. Students whose home language is not English make up 70% of our population, Spanish being the dominant home language. Of these, 13% are limited English proficiency students. Among our many accomplishments, we are proud of the fact that Abington Avenue School has reached Adequate Yearly Progress nine of the last ten years. 

The entire Abington Avenue School community is committed to providing a structured and safe learning environment that promotes the delivery of high-quality instruction through the implementation of research-based best practices. The paramount concern of all stakeholders is to develop the whole child by employing structures that will support their academic, emotional, and social needs through a focus on high quality instruction, enrichment, remediation, advisories, and convocations. All efforts will result in the development of students of all ability levels who are college bound and/ or career ready.

 

(6) Ann Street School – School of Mathematics and Science
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/ANN/

Ann Street School is located in Newark, New Jersey, and encompasses four city blocks. There are approximately 1400 students at Ann Street from Pre-Kindergarten to 8th Grade. We promote high academic standards, personal development, and respect for everyone, regardless of race, nationality, economic status, or ability. The staff at Ann Street School embraces the belief that all students can learn. Our goal is to provide all children, regardless of socioeconomic status, race, ethnic background or ability, the educational opportunity, which will prepare them to function socially, economically and politically in a democratic society; further, to prepare each child to live a worthwhile life and become a source of community pride and our nation as a whole. Educators, in cooperation with parents, will assist pupils in acquiring the body of knowledge and skills necessary to meet the requirements of the Newark Public Schools and the State of New Jersey. The uniqueness and ultimate worth of each individual is an essential ingredient of our program. Students and staff, alike, are encouraged to develop their abilities in a manner most conducive to the adaptation and adjustment to an ever-changing and demanding world. This task must be approached according to and be commensurate with each person’s ability to assume responsibility. Tradition is not to be accepted for the sake of tradition. Where tradition is still valuable, where it has been handed down from generation to generation due to its proven worth and effectiveness, it is to be preserved and cherished. Where it is no longer of significant worth, tradition should not be allowed to serve as an impediment to progress. Change, based on well-documented, well-structured arguments, will be accepted, as we strive to effectively serve the students in our charge.


(7) Brick Avon Academy
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/AVN/

Our mission is to Build Responsible, Intelligent and Creative Kids. Through a globally minded curriculum, extended day program, individualized professional development, and community and family partnerships, BRICK provides students with the opportunity to be college and life ready in an interconnected global society.

The instructional program at BRICK is designed to build students into globally minded citizens.  Students at BRICK are at the center of the learning experience and internalize that intelligence is not something you are born with, but something that you work hard to achieve.  Students are empowered to take charge of their education and challenge themselves to create opportunities otherwise not available.  Through a global perspective and authentic, inquiry based learning experiences, students learn to be socially conscious and caring citizens who are concerned with improving themselves and their community.  Our students are responsible, intelligent and creative.

At BRICK, we believe that our teachers have the responsibility to be the greatest influence in the success of our students.  To that end, BRICK teachers utilize a disciplined Instructional Cycle that consists of planning, implementing and reflecting.  Planning starts by identifying what essential skills and knowledge students must master.  Teachers then determine appropriate assessments and the most effective method of instruction to ensure student mastery.  During implementation, teachers commit to following established plans and collecting both formative and summative data from students.  Teachers then reflect on the effectiveness of the instruction based on both formative and summative assessment data and adjust future planning, including personal professional development.

The BRICK school community believes in maintaining an environment where the focus is on developing students into Responsible, Intelligent and Creative citizens.  To that end, BRICK students and staff utilize technology on a daily basis and engage with each other and those around the world in creative and authentic ways to build a global mindedness.  BRICK also believes that an open door policy focused on exchanging best practices with local, national and global schools, builds a community of learners.  Through a balance of effective instructional practices, constantly improving students and staff and efficient school building systems, BRICK strives to be an exemplar school.

 

(8) B.R.I.C.K.  Peshine Academy
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/PES/

Through a globally minded curriculum, extended day program, individualized professional development, and community and family partnerships, we ensure students will be college and life ready in an interconnected global society.

The goal for Dayton Elementary at Peshine Avenue School is to develop positive self-discipline in our scholars and teach our scholars to take responsibility for their actions. We will work to create and maintain an orderly and safe school that promotes individual and group achievement and emotional physical well-being of our scholars. We will develop partnerships with parents and guardians to foster the emotional and academic development of our children.  Please feel free to reach out to your child’s teacher if there is a concern. If the concern cannot be resolved at that level, feel free to contact the social worker or principal and we will work together to solve the problem. 


(9) Belmont Runyon
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/BEL/

Belmont Runyon School is a Pre-Kindergarten through 8th Grade school that is located in Newark's South Ward. Our facility and faculty will provide all students with a learning environment that challenges their creative intellect, as well as encourages our students to be explorers. We are a school that is grounded in the principle of multiple intelligences, and we truly try to develop academic and social standards that address the learning styles of our children. 

The strength in the construction of the parent-teacher relationship will determine the success of students. Children must understand that education is the key to success. This ideology must be instilled in children at home when the concept can first be understood. Even though the first lessons of life are taught in the home, school must reinforce the optimistic view of overcoming all obstacles. There are no problems; only challenges. Challenges shall be met and overcome. When children are aware that their parents view education as important and that their parents are involved in their school experience, in most cases, they perform better. These children know there is someone home to express pride in their success as well as their continued growth. Here at Belmont Runyon OUR DOORS will always be open for Parental Involvement.

 

(10) Benjamin Franklin School
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/FRA/

The Franklin School, one of Newark's warmest and friendliest learning communities located in the North Ward section of the city of Newark. We are a Pre-K3 through Fourth Grade school, which includes General Education students, Special Education students, English Language Learners and one Pre-K Handicap classroom.

At Franklin School we strive to create an academic environment that is both enjoyable and rigorous, one that gives students various opportunities to display and fortify their talents through authentic work. We believe that these methods and activities will invite children to engage in inquiry and decision making as they experience their world and build relationships in it.

Our curriculum stresses writing in all disciplines, computation, problem solving, investigating, experimenting, building, applying the scientific method, collaboration and team work with peers. All instructional programs are aligned with the Common Core Standards and the Newark Public School's curriculum. The educational philosophy that we implement is constructivist and process oriented.

 

(11) Branch Brook
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/BRB/

Branch Brook School is high achieving, inclusive and nurturing. As a result, we were named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence – the highest honor a school can receive. I’m very honored to serve as principal of Branch Brook and I’m proud to say that we have the most dedicated staff, students, and parents in the district. 
Branch Brook School has high expectations for its students and its state standardized test results are among the best in New Jersey. 100% of the 3rd and 4th graders passed all parts of the NJ Ask – the only school in Newark to accomplish this feat. The school has a true partnership between staff, students and parents. Each day the parents communicate with the staff so that each child gets the personal attention they need.

The school staff has many model teachers and they analyze data to inform their instruction. All instructional lessons are aligned to the NJ CCCS and the school has many innovative programs to enhance student learning. Some of the rigorous programs include: Children’s Literacy Initiative, Wilson Reading, Young Writers Project, NASA and NSF 3D View/Project SPRINTT and Special Olympics. Our school is involved in numerous reading programs that promote the love of reading and offer incentives for reaching reading goals.

 

(12) Camden Elementary
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/CMS/

Camden Street Elementary School is located in Newark’s Central Ward. Built in 1968, it houses approximately six hundred students ranging from three to ten years of age.
There are classroom teachers, along with Activity Teachers (art, gym, library, music and world language), Speech Therapists, Child Study Team, Crisis Teacher, Nurse, School Counselor, ESL/Bilingual Teachers, Technology Coordinator, Special Needs Resource Teacher, Clerical Staff, Cafeteria Staff, Security Guards, Custodial Staff and a host of teacher aides.

Camden’s special needs program houses approximately two hundred students. These students live throughout the City of Newark, and are transported to Camden by bus. Opportunities for integrating classified students into a least restrictive environment are accomplished through inclusion and mainstreaming. Our goal is to meet the various needs of all. To accomplish this task, we provide students with whole group and individual learning experiences.

Academic success is the mission of Camden Street Elementary School’s staff. The strategy used to achieve this goal is through high expectations and realistic goals. High expectations are communicated to the students by the teachers letting them know specifically what they are expected to learn, and that they can learn.

At Camden Street Dream Academy (CSDA) EVERY staff member and stakeholder will ensure that all students are provided with the skills they need to achieve their dreams.  EVERY teacher will engage EVERY student in learning that is relevant, specific, rigorous and measurable. EVERY staff member will promote high academic achievement as evidenced by student performance measures that show 90% or more of CSDA’s students meet or exceed State Proficiency Standards in core subject areas. And, EVERY staff member will hold him/herself accountable to the students, parents and community we serve.

Embodied in CSDA’s Vision and Mission are the three overriding goals that, if achieved, will let us know we are successful. These are: high student achievement as measured by improved student performance on NJASK, Achievement Network’s benchmark assessments and locally developed short-cycle(CRTs) assessments;  teacher growth and high quality teaching as measured by NPS teacher performance evaluation rubrics, classroom observation protocols and student progress indicators; and, transparent, accountable service to our parents and our community as evidenced by our capacity to build and sustain high levels of parent and community engagement.

 

(13) Chancellor Avenue
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/CHA/

Chancellor Avenue School Annex is one of the Early Childhood Schools located in the school district of Newark, New Jersey. It is located in the South Ward of Newark in the South Region. The school population consists of students in grades K-2 with an enrollment of approximately 200 students.

Within the school’s organizational structure, we have three all day kindergarten classes staffed with three full-time teacher aides. This provides the opportunity for our five-year-old students to attend school all day. The Children’s Literacy Initiative Program (CLI) and the Waterford Program are key components of the Early Childhood curriculum.

Chancellor Annex staff of professionals also includes first, second and special needs classroom teachers, and itinerant teachers in the fields of instrumental and vocal music, art, swimming, physical education, technology and world language.

Chancellor Avenue School ensures all students (leaders) the opportunity to succeed in ways that will allow them to choose their life’s path and desired occupation with an equitable opportunity to attend college. We will achieve this by implementing the CAS pillars that include fostering a school-wide college-going culture, focusing on 21st Century themes, skills, and applications, creating a motivational and supportive environment, and modeling as well as developing the core values of respect, responsibility, reflection, and resiliency.

 

(14) Cleveland
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/CLV/
Our mission is to provide our students with the academic tools, critical thinking, problem solving abilities and positive social interaction skills that they need to succeed in high school, college and global society.

 

(15) Dr. E. Alma Flagg
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/FLG/

Dr. E Alma Flagg is an elementary school, kindergarten through 8th grade,  located on 150 Third Street in Newark, New Jersey. Dr. E Alma Flagg is proud of its Spanish immersion program that meets the needs of the local community. The schools also focus on mathematics education.
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(16) Dr. William H. Horton
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/HOR/

The Dr. William H. Horton School is one of the most densely populated schools in the North Ward.  Its students are serviced by 116 staff members, 65 of whom are part of the instructional staff and all of whom are committed to the belief that our students are the world’s greatest.  The New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards driven instructional program is intensive and designed to challenge and stimulate the whole child.

To manage such a large and diverse age range of students the Dr. William H. Horton School has programs for students in grades K-8.  Dr. Horton’s programs seek to create a developmentally appropriated setting where children are able to grow academically, socially, and emotionally.  Some of our programs include the Children’s Literacy Initiative for the Primary program, and total inclusion for all grades. We offer bi-lingual classes for every grade level.  To monitor student achievement the administrative team has grade level meetings with teachers every week as well as cross grade-level partnerships for planning and accountability.  These programs truly make the Dr. William H. Horton School an institution of excellence.

To prepare its students for the future, the Dr. William H. Horton School integrates technology into our educational programs.  The school has been outfitted with two to four computers for every classroom and state-of-the-art technology center to service the distinct educational program in the school. The Dr. William H. Horton School seeks to accelerate instruction and provide powerful learning experiences for every child who enters the school.  This is a perfect fit for the Dr. William H. Horton School, as it exemplifies all of the values that the school strives to achieve.

Parents are proud to have their children attend Dr. Horton because of its dedicated and welcoming environment. Come to Dr. William H. Horton School on any day and you will find a school truly preparing its students to meet the needs of the 21st century within the community and world wide.

 

(17) Eagle Academy
http://eaglenewark.com/

The Eagle Academy in Newark is a 6th through 12th grade school that is part of a consortium of schools founded by The Eagle Academy Foundation – educating inner city young men. The Eagle Academy Foundation develops and supports a network of all male, grade 6 though 12, college preparatory schools in challenged, urban communities that educate and mentor young men into future leaders committed to excellence in character, scholastic achievement and community service, and to promote these principles nationally.

 

(18) Elliott Street Elementary School
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/ELL/

Elliott Street School is a Pre-K to 4th grade school located in the North Region of the Newark Public Schools. Our current population is approximately 450 students with 83% Hispanic and 14% African American. About 92% of our students are eligible for free lunch.

For several years the student population was divided among three building sites due to a fire that destroyed the Elliott Street School building in 2006.  In September 2011 we were reunited and currently housed at the former First Ave. building.

Students at Elliott Street School enjoy a rich school experience that includes a balanced literacy program; mathematics; technology infusion using computer labs, laptops and smart boards; music, art, physical education; Spanish as a world language; and a Bilingual/ESL program for English language learners. 

Education is an essential investment in the future of all people living in a democratic society. Our mission is to ensure that our students learn and are able to function successfully in society, thus becoming productive and responsible citizens of the world. We believe that it is our moral and professional obligation to equip our students with skills that will contribute to their success. The staff, parents and students at Elliott Street School are committed to Excellence in order to ensure that our students succeed.

 

(19) First Avenue School
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/01A/

First Avenue School is a Pre-K through Eighth Grade School located in the North Ward section of the city of Newark. FAS focuses on academic standards aligned with the Common Core State Standards. First Avenue School will empower all students to achieve their maximum potential by committing the full range of its authority and resources by joining with all who seek excellence in teaching and learning.  All students at First Avenue School will acquire language proficiency, mathematical skills and the necessary background in the arts and sciences needed to be successful in life.  Every student will exhibit self-discipline and work towards good citizenship habits.  Our Entire staff shares the belief that all children can learn and is committed to ensuring that all students attain these goals.  The First Avenue School Family will make each day at our school a day of growth for ALL.

 

(20) 14th Avenue School
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/14A/

Fourteenth Avenue School is a primary school located within the West Ward of Newark, New Jersey. The majority of the students are minority and at risk with limited recreational facilities within the confines of our district. We are a kindergarten through fourth grade school. In view of the state adopted Core Curriculum Content Standards, the implementation of all instruction is directly related to cross content workplace standards with an equal emphasis upon content and process. 

At Fourteenth Avenue School, we strive to provide a caring, challenging, and safe environment where all children acquire the skills and knowledge they need to be an independent learner. Our staff is encouraged to collaborate with one another with trust and commitment to ensure a well-rounded, quality education for our students. Students are expected to demonstrate responsibility and respect for each other and for their teachers at all times. When children practice these virtues, they are following a path to a successful and productive life.

 

(21) George Washington Carver – Street School for the Deaf
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/CAR/

George Washington Carver Elementary School offers approximately 700 students from grades pre-k through eight an engaging and challenging academic program. In addition, students are involved in a variety of after school activities that offer enrichment, support and exploration. Students have use of a state-of-the-art networked computer lab, which affords them instant access to the World Wide Web. Computers have been installed in every classroom so that problem-based learning projects can be further enhanced by infusing technology into daily learning.

Students participate in World Languages (Spanish), Art, Music (instrumental and vocal) and Physical Education classes. A Gifted and Talented Program is offered for students identified with Language Arts Literacy, Math, Technology, Visual Arts and Performing talents. Students in the Gifted and Talented Program are also given the opportunity to participate in a network of extended learning programs and competitions that occur outside of school. The After School Youth Development Program provides tutorial and recreational services to provide students with an opportunity to raise their academic levels in reading, writing and math.

George Washington Carver offers a variety of clubs and afterschool programs in which children can become involved. Such programs meet the students’ needs, interests and help to motivate and enhance their self-esteem. To improve NJ ASK scores in 3rd through 8th grade, students can take advantage of before school, after school and Saturday NJ ASK Academies. Students in grades 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 receive additional tutoring through the Suburban Cultural Educational Enrichment Program (SCEEP).
The primary resource for the literacy K-5 curriculum is the Harcourt Trophies literacy series and the primary resource for the 6-8 literacy curriculum is the McDougal Littell literacy series. These programs support instruction in reading, vocabulary, language, and writing. Students are engaged in a balanced literacy program five days a week for 100 minutes each day. The primary resource for the K-5 mathematics curriculum is the Everyday Math program and the primary resource for the 6-8 mathematics curriculum is the Connected Math program. George Washington Carver offers students a rigorous course of study that is aligned with the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards.

George Washington Carver Elementary School is the site for Bruce Street School for the Deaf, one of the oldest (100 years old) day programs in the country serving deaf child and hard of hearing students from ages 3-15.All students who attend George Washington Carver are challenged to excel academically, socially and morally.

 

(22) Girls’ Academy of Newark
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/GAN/

The Girls’ Academy of Newark is currently the only all girls public school in the state of New Jersey. Girls’ Academy is located in Newark’s Central Ward and is housed in the Louise A. Spencer School. Girl’s Academy started with the 6th grade and approximately 75 students and will eventually expand through the 12th grade. Girls’ Academy is a college preparatory school that maintains a rigorous curriculum that includes a Latin requirement and an extended day.

 

(23) Harriet Tubman
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/TUB/

Harriet Tubman National Blue Ribbon School, built in 1875, is a Pre-K—6 school located in the Central Ward of Newark. Our goal is to provide students with a competitive education in preparation for a global society. The mission of this school is to provide children with a quality education, and to ensure that all students become lifelong learners who are caring, productive and responsible citizens. Harriet Tubman Blue Ribbon School has been recognized by the Newark Public Schools for its consistent academic achievement. This accomplishment is a result of our persistent commitment to high expectations; academic excellence and the data-based instructional rigor provided by Highly Qualified Teachers and sustained parental involvement.

 

(24) Hawkins Street School
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/HWK/

Hawkins Street School of “Writing and Publishing” was built in the 1800’s. It is located in a predominantly low and middle-income section of Newark. We serve approximately 500 students from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade Eight. The population breakdown is as follows: 45% Hispanic, 44% African American and 11% other.

In September 2001, Hawkins Street School initiated a Pre-Kindergarten program.  We offer a Kindergarten through Eighth Grade curriculum designed to meet all mandates of the Newark Public School’s Educational Plan and the State of New Jersey’s Core Curriculum Content Standards.  In addition to our general instruction program, we offer a developmental Bilingual program for our Limited English Proficient Spanish students in all grades.  As a component of the Bilingual program, ESL instruction is offered for those students assessed to be eligible.  We also provide an inclusion program with in-class support for Special Needs students.

Staff members at Hawkins Street School are committed to involving all students in experiences that will allow them to complete the core curriculum. Aligning state standards with the curriculum and providing a rigorous instructional program is a continuous team process as we restructure our school to meet and exceed proficiency benchmarks.
Professional growth is a requirement of the State of New Jersey. At Hawkins Street School, it is an on-going process. We continue to seek best practices and implement proven research findings into our instructional planning. This year we will collaborate with Washington State University through the Center for Educational Leadership and the Children’s Literacy Initiative to address our identified weaknesses.

Our full-time guidance program offers individual and group counseling that addresses educational, career, and personal development. The I &RS Process and the Child Study Team provide our students the vehicles for which individual cognitive, social, and/or emotional needs are addressed. The after school programs are provided through a number of sources, such as, providers of choice and a tutorial assistance to students in grades 1-8 in preparation for District and State Assessments.

The Hawkins Street School Community Association has always been the voice of our parents and community members. Parents are encouraged to become active participants in their children’s education. The Hawkins Street School community is committed to working collaboratively to ensure that all students achieve academic success and develop social accountability.  It is our belief that all members of our school community must join together to achieve true student success by assuring high academic achievement for all students.  We prepare students for success in college, future careers, and citizenship.  We implement best practices and innovative approaches to help students achieve and reach goals.  We make learning meaningful.  Our approach is data driven and systemic to ensure continuous improvement in reading and writing for every student despite all obstacles.  With quality teaching and one hundred percent time on task, we will raise student achievement in our school and will make progress in closing the achievement gap.  By creating a safe and orderly educational environment, our students will flourish and, with the end goal of becoming college and career ready, along with generating productive citizens in their school and community, we will raise student achievement.

 

(25) Hawthorne Avenue
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/HWT/

Welcome to Hawthorne Avenue School of “Excellence Without Exception.” We are honored to be charged with the task of delivering high-quality education to our students in a safe, structured and stimulating environment. The administration will be intentional and focused on accomplishing this task as we support our teachers and students in their areas of challenge, and celebrate their areas of strength. However, we must all be accountable and this task cannot be accomplished alone. “It takes a village to raise a child,” and we welcome and solicit your support in this journey of excellence that will shape our students into the young men and women that this school, community, state, and country needs them to be. We know we can do it. We will do it. Hawk Pride!

The Administration, Staff, and Community of Hawthorne Avenue School believe that all children will learn.  We accept the responsibility of providing an atmosphere that seeks to foster a tone of decency that embraces an environment conducive to learning.

 

(26) Ivy Hill Elementary
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/IVY/

Ivy Hill Elementary is located in the upper West Ward of Newark, NJ, and currently serves 576 students in grades PreK3 to eight. Ivy Hill Elementary School opened its doors to students for the first time in September, 2007, under the leadership of Mr. Barton. The student population then was approximately 400 Kindergarten through fifth grade students.

Our mission is to provide a world class education to each and every child that we service.  All of our students are unique and have the potential to excel academically and socially, regardless of age, race, religion, language, nationality, cultural background, physical or behavioral abilities.

The entire staff of Ivy Hill Elementary School believes that all students can achieve academic success through a combination of shared leadership, individualized curriculum and instruction, technology integration, a focus on improving students’ attendance, providing the necessary students’ resources and support services, and partnering with parents.

We are a neighborhood school committed to providing an education of rigor and quality that will cultivate tomorrow’s critical thinkers. We will collaborate with all stakeholders to ensure that the learning environment is safe, nurturing and supportive of the learning process. Ivy Hill is an International Baccalaureate Bound member of the Newark Public Schools.

Here at Ivy Hill School, our staff members are dedicated to providing every child with the best educational opportunities possible. Our staff members realize the importance of developing in each child a degree of trustworthiness, responsibility, respect, caring, fairness and citizenship. A good attitude in school is the key to academic and social success.

The name alone speaks for itself, start your Ivy League educational career here at Ivy Hill Academy. We are a high growth school moving towards greatness in the areas of Math, Language Arts, and College Readiness. Our goal is to develop and prepare our students to be change agents who are equipped with the required 21st Century Skills and knowledge to be successful in there future academic or vocational endeavors.

In addition to preparing our students to be college and career ready, our mission is to also provide a safe learning and working environment at all times. As such, we are required to hold a minimum of two (non-fire) drills in addition to one fire drill a month. Security drills, which are similar in duration to a fire drill, are used to practice procedures for responding to emergencies. The purpose of all these drills is to allow students and staff to become familiar with emergency procedures. The local police and fire departments are notified of the drill schedule and work with school officials to monitor and participate in drill practice. Should your child have any questions or concerns after the drills, please do not hesitate to contact the school’s Guidance Counselor Ms. Meola.

 

(27) Lafayette Street School – School of Performing Arts with Justice
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/LAF/

Welcome to Lafayette Street School, the School of Performing Arts and Justice and home of the Falcons. Our school is located in the heart of the Ironbound section of Newark, New Jersey. We are a multicultural school that services over 1,140 students in Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth Grade.

Students are our first priority. Administration, Faculty and Staff are dedicated to ensuring that every student obtains the academic, social, and cultural skills needed for the 21st century. We utilize a thematic approach by teaching through Interdisciplinary Units of Study, a best practice that integrates all content areas in order to bring relevancy to the student’s learning. We truly believe that with hard work, determination and collaboration great things will happen.

 

(28) Lincoln School
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/LIN/

Lincoln School is a PreK-8 school located in the West Ward of Newark, known as Vailsburg. To ensure that every student is able to succeed in the world, Lincoln School provides a strong and caring environment, high standards and opportunities for meaningful participation inside and outside of the classroom.   Curriculum overviews are developed by teachers so that they will have insight relative to what skill should be taught monthly to the students.  The Core Curriculum Content Standards are implemented in the instructional program and instruction is augmented by class trips to NJPAC, Liberty Science Center, American Museum of Natural History, Camden Aquarium and other interesting locations.   Some of our supplemental programs include the After School Tutorial Program, NJ After3, ASYDP, After School NJASK Tutorial, Kids in Business, Computer Education, ESL/Bilingual, the Children Literacy Initiative Program, Junior Achievement, Family Reading and Math and St. Hubert’s Reading Therapy Dogs.

Student motivation and achievement in all areas continues to be a prime concern for Lincoln School students.  School-wide contests are devised in the areas of math, language arts and science to encourage students to challenge and develop their academic talents.  Regularly scheduled award programs are held to recognize students that demonstrate academic excellence, citizenship and perfect attendance.  S.H.I.N.E., our positive behavior plan encourages moral development through daily recognition of Shining Star Students and monthly Let Your Character Shine  Assemblies.   In addition, a new partnership with Rutgers University is being developed to support the emotional needs of Lincoln students in order to address the whole child.

Parent and community involvement is another key component to the success of Lincoln School students.  Parents are encouraged to volunteer and participate in various school and extracurricular activities as well as take on leadership roles through the P.T.A.   Parenting Workshops, Parent Liaison outreach and frequent communication between teachers and parents are some of the ways by which we, at Lincoln School, strengthen the home-school bond.

The staff members at Lincoln School are highly qualified and committed to maintaining high standards for themselves and their students. They take great pride in collaborating with one another to share and improve teaching strategies through faculty meetings, staff development, district trainings, and grade level meetings.  Lincoln School has made great strides over the last three years to implement interdisciplinary initiatives school wide.  These initiatives include the integration of technology into everyday instruction. All students receive computer instruction in a newly updated computer lab and all teachers are trained to include technology as an integral part of their lesson plans and classroom environment.  All classrooms are also equipped with new flat screen computers to ensure everyday access to technology.

The Lincoln School community looks toward the future with inquiring minds and open eyes as we continue to “shape tomorrow’s leaders”  to have respect, integrity, kindness and consideration for all humanity.

 

(29) Louise A. Spencer
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/SPC/

The Louise A. Spencer School community is dedicated to providing a quality instructional program ,which will prepare our students to be successful citizens during the 21st century. Our academic program is based on the Core Curriculum Content Standards, all local level strategic planning for school improvement, along with our vision and mission statements. Our goals focus on implementing meaningful instructional leadership, frequently monitoring student progress, developing and maintaining an orderly and safe climate while linking a bridge between students, staff, parents and the community.

We employ various strategies such as cooperative learning, critical and higher order thinking skills, computer technology, and all important parental involvement in an effort to assist our students in raising their scores in reading, writing, math and science.

 

(30) Luis Muñoz Marin Elementary
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/MAR/

At Luis Munoz Marin Elementary School, we advocate total collaboration on the part of our school staff, students, parents, teachers, and community stakeholders. Our primary goal is to ensure that all students are prepared for a better future. To this end, we demand that our professional staff hold itself accountable in motivating all students to learn and show growth. At Luis Munoz Marin Elementary School there are high expectations for all students. We wholeheartedly accept the responsibility of working with the parents and other stakeholders to mold each young person into a productive citizen.

 

(31) McKinley School
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/MCK/

The McKinley Elementary School is a pre-kindergarten through eighth grade school located in the North Ward of Newark, New Jersey. Our school prides itself on the belief that all children can excel. This is why our program centers on powerful learning strategies that address our varied population.

A multi-faceted school structure has been designed at McKinley to create a school environment that allows students to grow academically, socially, and emotionally. This strategically planned structure includes an early childhood program, a standard-based elementary and middle school programs, special education classes, and bilingual program. All of these programs are infused with a state of art technology instruction that is afforded daily. A common thread woven throughout all of our programs is the infusion of the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards. These standards guide the entire instructional program and prepare our students for future success in High School and beyond.

A fortified Early Childhood Program, which includes Preschool Handicap, which we begin to champion our youngest learners. An array of Researched Based Best Practices are incorporated in every PK – classroom. Students are actively engaged in learning experiences, which include learning centers, inquiry based discovery, whole group learning and individual learning activities as well as extended classroom experiences. Children’s Literacy Initiative Trainers are on site providing our teachers, students, and para-professionals with the support and knowledge needed to grow literate learners.

The Standards Based Elementary and Middle School Program at McKinley provides our students in third through eighth grade with an academically and emotionally rich setting that is sensitive to the needs of children during this critical stage of development. Support services through our guidance counselor, administrative team and staff ensure that our youngsters receive the foundation and character education necessary to grow and develop strong positive personalities.

In an effort to meet the critical needs of all students several of our school programs foster a multiple intelligence approach with differentiation of instruction and project-based learning designed to meet the needs of all our students. The development and implementation of standards based assessments provide formative data to inform instruction in all grade levels. Specific strategies are planned in order to maximize the instructional program. Teachers meet weekly by grade level as well as across grade levels to plan and align instruction as per data results. Professional development revolves around our data and our long and short term goals.

Our special education program, one of the largest in the district, affords all students the opportunities to learn in an equal opportunity environment where each child’s individual capabilities are respected and maximized to obtain success. WE strongly believe that all children can and will learn!

 

(32) Miller Street
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/MIL/

Miller Street Academy is a Pre-K–8th grade school founded in 1880.  We are looking forward to this generation of students, some of whom have been and are Wight Foundation Scholars and Alumni and Class Valedictorians, to equally excel in their life’s work.  We are extremely proud of our School Uniform Policy. There is a sense of pride and belonging as our school uniform symbolizes our unity and team spirit!

The student population at Miller Street School is under five hundred.  The school has a reputation for being one that is truly child centered.  The instructional program includes a rigorous course of study in all content areas, with a minimum of 90 minutes of daily instruction in Literacy and Mathematics.  Our interdisciplinary course of study infuses our content area programs with our Humanities team (Art, Music, etc.) to provide extended learning experiences that enrich and broaden the students’ understanding of core concepts and skills.

Miller Street Academy values the need to differentiate the instructional programs to meet the learning styles of a diverse population. With this in mind, we have implemented a fully inclusive special education program that provides individualized resource-room and in-class support instruction.  Our Bilingual program provides both native language and English as a Second Language services.

At Miller, we believe that learning is also a social function. Our students have the advantage to participate in leadership opportunities through Student Council, The League and Extended Day Programming.  Our students also participate in extra curricular activities including but not limited to Robotics, Baseball, Basketball, Track, Debate, Drama, Cheerleading, Yearbook, etc.! Our Extended Day programming for students in all grades includes, but is not limited to, the After School Youth and Development Program (ASYDP) and Saturday academic and enrichment programs.

Miller’s goal of meeting the needs of the whole child includes parental support targets. The Family Support Team Center provides a hub for the coordination of services and benefits for our parents and students.  Housed in our Center are the Guidance Counselor, Substance Abuse Coordinator, School Behaviorist, Attendance Counselor, and the Child Study Team.  These teams provide health and social servicing programs for our community via both in school and out sourced programs.
Miller Street Academy has an active parental and community involvement leadership program.  Our Parent Academy members work in the school as classroom aides, playground aides, and office assistants. The School Leadership Council and administration encourage, appreciate and honor our parents’ dedication.  We also celebrate them yearly at our Parent Volunteer Luncheon.

We maintain that high expectations and excellence permeates throughout our school while striving to become a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. At Miller, with the continued support of all stakeholders, we will leave no child behind and our children will be ready to face the challenges of the new millennia!

 

(33) Mount Vernon School
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/MTV/

Mount Vernon School is located in the West Ward of Newark, New Jersey. Two former sections Ivy Hill and Vailsburg make up this neighborhood. Though Mount Vernon School adopted the District’s Illustrative Model, we still embrace the philosophy and principles of the Accelerated Schools Model choice.  With this in mind, ALL of our students and treated as gifted and talented and we build on their strengths and talents through enrichment strategies, differentiated instruction, independent research, scientific experiments, creative writing, visual and performing arts, and math problem solving.

At Mount Vernon we are dedicated to the facilitation of a child-centered learning environment, where every student reaches his/her academic potential and develops moral and ethical values in order to become responsible citizens in a democratic society.  Our instructional program is comprehensive and aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Additionally, we believe in a collaborative partnership with parents and the community to ensure that higher order thinking and learning occurs.  Our partnership with Seton Hall University, Montclair University, Rutgers University, and Caldwell College provide our students with the benefits of the universities talent research programs, student community service volunteers and student interns.  Our tutoring program avails itself of approximately 30 student tutors who work extensively with our middle grade students as well as students from the Dr. Martin Luther King Leadership Organization who participate in tutorial services to our students on a regular basis.

Several of the Co-Curricular and Extra-Curricular activities that round out our outstanding elementary program are: Student Council, NPS Service Coach, Debate Team, Computer Club, Soccer, Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Nutrition Advisory Council, Dance Ensemble, and Art Club.

 

(34) NJ Regional Day – AN NPS Exceptional Special Education Program
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/NJR/

New Jersey Regional Day School’s philosophy is that all children can learn. We have the resources and knowledge to nurture each child’s potential social, emotional, and academic growth. We offer a comprehensive educational life skills program, which provides a foundation for self-determination.

Our Outcome Based Curriculum is geared towards preparing our eclectic population to emerge as independent as possible in their future home and community life. Our outcome based planning is reflected in our curriculum and the pro-active approach to transition planning, which incorporates techniques and strategies to foster independence.

We believe that transition is a life long learning process that when done effectively, will bridge school and/or work, community involvement, independent living i.e., to the adult world. Transition from school to adult life will be the focal point because it directly impacts on our students’ future as productive members of the community.

This plan was derived from the values shared through a collective vision by stakeholders such as, parents, staff, community leaders, and students. Our mission reflects our students’ needs and we have focused the vision to incorporate our students as the center of planning.

Our goal incorporates the District’s strategic plan because it reflects the district’s emphasis on parental and community input, and involvement from broad based representation in the planning process. Also we’ve incorporated measurable student performance and school based planning in all aspects of the Educational Improvement Plan.

 

(35) Oliver Street School
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/OLV/

The Oliver Street School faculty envisions a community of learners inspired by the universal principle of scholarship. At Oliver, students will be grounded by a rich past and charged by the challenges that face the human condition in order to distinguish themselves as problem solvers for the global community. The Oliver student will utilize knowledge to build wisdom and communicate foresight by way of an academic program that foments literacy in all subject areas. Debate will be the vehicle whereby competing ideas surface and are challenged; foreign language acquisition will expand the scope of our students’ horizons; and an environmental ethic will provoke students to bring solvency to a planet in peril. Our hallmark prepares youngsters to engage in critical dialogue, achieve cultural competence, and advance technological innovation for the 21st century.

 

(36) Park Elementary School
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/PRK/

Park Elementary School is a new school, 2 years young and is nestled amongst the Cherry Blossom trees of Branch Brook Park. It is an elementary school, grades Pre-K through Eight, with a student population of diverse ethnic, cultural and racial backgrounds.

Park Elementary School is quickly establishing itself as a state of the arts school with emphasis on Technology and Civic Development. Park Elementary is equipped with modern technological equipment and features Smart Boards in every classroom, four computer labs, Science Labs equipped with modern facilities, A state of the art Art Studio and a Media Center which is also enriched with not only hard copy media but also digital media forums which are open to students and the public alike.
Our School actively participates in community efforts to “Keep Green” and is involved in “The Energy Diamonds Program”. Each class is equipped with energy efficient lighting which has sensors which turn off lights when not in use.

Park Elementary Avenue School is the only school in the Newark Public School system to have its very own Podcast Show (video and audio), which showcases not only student performances and classroom activity but also opens the windows of our world to the outside community.

Students, staff and community members at Park Elementary work cooperatively to assess their strengths and weaknesses to develop strategic plans for the future as we are intent on making our school a Blue Ribbon educational environment.

 

(37) Quitman Street Community School
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/QTM/

Quitman Street Community School is a prek- 8 in Newark. The administration, staff, and community of Quitman Renew School believe that all children can learn. Collectively we accept the responsibility of providing an atmosphere that seeks to foster a tone and culture of fairness, generosity, and tolerance. As a collective community, our educational practices will promote learning and expect proficient content masterly teaching based on the cognitive styles of all children.

 

(38) Rafael Hernandez School
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/HER/

Rafael Hernandez Elementary School is located in the North Ward of the City of Newark. It houses approximately 640 students in grades Pre-K through Grade 8, including eight self-contained special education classes, two Resource Rooms, and three Bilingual Classes. 

Fifty instructional staff and forty-three non-instructional staff serve the student population by integrating the multiple intelligence concepts into the daily routines of the school. Implementation of the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards along with the alignment of the No Child Left Behind is the common focal point of our school. These standards’ testing data, and the district’s educational plan mandates are the cornerstone of all instruction.

At Rafael Hernandez School we have a three major content area coaches who provide on-going in-house staff development to implement the components of balanced literacy, mathematics and science. All three Coaches support the implementation of the NJCCS in reading, writing, math and technology as part of our focus aligned to the district and school’s Educational Plan. With the assistance of consultants and the Literacy coaches, we continue to build a community where everyone is able to maximize their learning opportunities. We acknowledge the importance of the creative and cognitive abilities each child brings to school. As a part of the Striving Reader’s federal grant program, students in grades 6-8 scoring below proficiency levels attend READ 180 computer based literacy classes for 90 minutes each day

Our Performing Arts Program promotes growth, development and diversity through the Visual, Fine Arts. We have expanded the courses offered for the Performing Arts concept through Music, Technology, and Audio Visual components. The administration, staff and parents continue to develop ways to provide students with the Performing Arts as the vehicle for academic and emotional maturity. We continue to develop curriculum strands, which encompass the Performing Arts and the careers that support the world of performing artists partnering with NJPAC and WBGO jazz radio. We consistently provide opportunities for children to experience success in self-directed, developmentally appropriate curriculums; cognizant of the giftedness they bring to the endeavor.

Teachers and support staff are provided with the opportunities and with the resources necessary to create and nurture an environment that promotes children’s academic growth. The staff works collaboratively to differentiate instruction through designed learning centers where learner-directed activities promoting the Core Curriculum Content Standards and teach students how to apply learning. The on-going staff development focuses on the implementation of educational activities which will allow our students to maximize their critical thinking abilities.

Technology plays an integral part in our educational plan. We have a Technology Coordinator that works with the teachers and their students in the classroom and the computer lab. There are multiple networked computers in all classrooms allowing for students to do research, use the Internet and enrich from infusing technology into our curriculum.

Rafael Hernandez School has a partnership with ASPIRA, La Casa de Don Pedro, Save Latin American Organization, The Broadway House and the Boys and Girls Club, to bridge the gap between the school’s effort and the needs of the community. The SLC is presently partnering with organizations that will assist in our educational endeavors that include Kean, Rutgers and Montclair State Universities. We continue to strive to build community at Rafael Hernandez School. The knowledge that we are all interdependent and respectful of ourselves, others and our environment, are the driving force that creates the school of our vision.

 

(39) Ridge Street School
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/RDG/

Ridge Street School is part of the Newark Public Schools district. We are located in the North Ward section of Newark (Forest Hill), near Branch Brook Park. Ridge Street School is a K - 8 school which consists of two locations: The Main Building/Temporary Classroom Units (TCUs), and the Early Childhood Center. Our main building is located at 735 Ridge Street. There are approximately 600 students attending Ridge Street School.

Our staff is comprised of dedicated teachers who care very much about our students. Many of our teachers have been the recipients of grants and awards during this school year and previous school years. Our support staff and non-instructional personnel are also very dedicated to our students.

Our School Leadership Council (SLC) is a collaborative, cooperative, advisory, and decision-making body, which consists of instructional personnel, non-instructional personnel, parents, and community members. Our SLC's goal is to improve teaching and learning in our school. Our meetings are open to any member of the Ridge Street School family. Check our calendar for meeting dates. Our Parent Academy is an integral part of the Ridge Street School family. We are grateful to all the parents who participate in the Parent Academy. There is always something happening at Ridge Street School. 

 

(40) Roberto Clemente
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/ROC/

Roberto Clemente offers a comprehensive K-4 core program with special education, bilingual, ESL and early childhood education. Our main focus is to educate children to succeed and become exemplary citizens in our community.

We have a diverse staff who is constantly in-serviced to address the emerging Core Curriculum Content Standards and the higher academic expectations of our students. They have received training during common grade level preparation periods to better prepare them to introduce challenging curriculum focusing on the individual needs of pupils and on the specialized content needed to compete in a highly technological society. Our staff is actively involved in building professional capacity by attending conferences, workshops and taking college courses. Our efforts are focused on providing our students with the best possible instruction in order to enhance academic achievement.

The infusion of technology in our core program is a very important aspect of our instructional focus. Our students receive daily instruction in the use of the Internet, research and web-based programs. Our technology coordinator extends our services via a school web site where parents and students can access homework, messages and grades. At Roberto Clemente, being connected to a vibrant communication system is pivotal to the success of our students.

Roberto Clemente offers a nurturing environment where children can develop to their maximum potential. Our home-school connection is very strong. We understand the important role that parents play n their children’s education. This is why we encourage parents to actively participate in the many activities that we offer such as Raising Readers, Parents’ Volunteer Academy, parent workshops, luncheons and field trips. Our open door policy for parents has proven very successful in increasing parental participation.

In addition, we have the services of a full-time literacy coach and guidance counselor. Our school library has established a Professional Reference section and a Parent Lending section to increase the resources needed to refine our own skills and to encourage a Home-School connection in which the follow-up and maintenance of school work is mutually monitored. The family reading program is very active in our school. Parents are encouraged to read with their children for ten to twenty minutes daily. By doing this, we are extending the home-school connection to a higher level.

Each of our students receives services to support their academic programs such as Art, Music, Library Science, Computer Instruction and Physical Education. These programs allow the students to become proficient and develop their own talents and skills in addition to their academic requirements. This year our students in the upper grades will be involved with the Artist in Residence Program to develop reading and writing.

The Roberto Clemente School is a vibrant educational community that prides itself in offering every child a world-class education that will prepare them to succeed in the future with dignity and pride. Student achievement, character education, citizenship and core values constitute the cornerstone of the Roberto Clemente school mission.

 

(41) South 17th Street
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/S17/

South Seventeenth Street School is an elementary school grades Kindergarten through Eighth. It is located in the West Ward of Newark, New Jersey. Its present population is 487 students. Our mission is to create an enriching educational environment where the learner is encouraged to be responsible, respectful, and socially aware of the current issues impacting their academic and social environment. This enables the students to become productive members of society. The school wide goal focuses on early intervention by providing rigorous academic programs and support services to all students.

Parents and guardians are encouraged to become actively involved in the learning experiences of their children. The school action plan focuses on instructional strategies designed to increase academic achievement in all areas. The Common Core State Standards and student assessment data drive the daily instruction, with an array of assessment tools used to monitor the academic progress of our learners.

South Seventeenth Street School provides students with a safe and healthy environment. We promote academic excellence with a strong emphasis being placed on the Character Education curriculum. Students, staff and parents are stakeholders who are equally responsible and accountable for all students. We welcome you to join our family of distinguished, well-rounded educators whose number one priority is the education of our students. Our goal of improving student learning began with our opening day Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 8:25 AM. The school family along with myself are looking forward to a continuously exciting and rewarding school year. South Seventeenth Street School is the best educational environment for all our students and we will continue to move our students towards College-Ready benchmarks.

 

(42) South Street
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/SOU/

At South Street School, we firmly believe that good character begins at home and is reinforced at school by displaying positive beliefs and attitudes. Strong character development equips students to be productive citizens by addressing needs, enhancing intellect, and instilling pride and hope in our young students. We are committed, dedicated and proud of our program, which has received district wide recognition.

We welcome parents and community partners because without you, the children will not achieve the academic excellence that the staff strives for. So by all means, come on down to South Street School! Meet your child’s phenomenal teacher and our wonderful support staff. Volunteer to help us out by assisting in the classrooms, library, and nurse’s office or at lunch time in the cafeteria. Share a special talent or interest with our students. You are always welcomed! I hope to see you soon at South Street School!

 

(43) Speedway Academies
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/SPD/

Speedway Academies educates approximately 600 students in grades Kindergarten through Eighth Grade. All students at Speedway School are valued for who they are, and are expected to achieve their maximum potential. Through the contributions of our staff, parents and local contributors, Speedway School reaches children of various socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. We work together to teach our students to be polite, courteous, and respectful at all times. Our students know that Speedway School is a “safe haven” where they can explore skills and strategies, have fun, and be successful.

Speedway Academies will collaborate with parents and the community to create a safe and supportive environment, which will respect the individuality of our students. We promote high expectations and standards for the entire community of staff, parents and students through professional development, workshops and rigorous tasks, respectively. We want our students to reach their true potential in society and the global community at large.

 

(44) Sussex Avenue Renew School
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/SUS/

Sussex Avenue Renew School provides a safe and supportive learning environment with opportunities for each child to develop the skills and knowledge to become a responsible, successful citizen. We have highly effective teachers and staff ensuring that every student in the school is prepared for lifelong education and social involvement. With this in mind, our focus is mathematics. Through mathematics, children develop logical and critical thinking skills, recognize and make use of relationships, and creatively solve problems.

Sussex Avenue Renew School offers a rigorous curriculum, offering students courses in Geometric Modeling, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Robotics, Instrumental Music, Dance with the Alvin Ailey Company, Debate, Bicycling, and Yoga. In addition, we offer an extensive extended school day program which includes courses in Acting, Social Action Theater, Filmmaking, Zumba, Book Study, Mural Art, Journalism, Mathematics and Literacy League, Cooking, Technology, and Service Organizations. We want our students to learn what it means to be part of the community and make both healthy social and emotional choices that would lead to the betterment of themselves, their community, and the world.

At Sussex Avenue Renew School, highly effective teachers and school staff ensure that children are prepared for lifelong education and social participation.  We, as a school community, nurture students as they aspire to achieve, become socially responsible and self-reliant, persevere, and act with integrity, respect, and excellence. Every adult takes responsibility to ensure that each student reaches his full academic, social, and personal potential.  We encourage and challenge students to take risks and be creative in an intellectually safe environment.  We focus on mathematics because through mathematics, children develop logical and critical thinking skills, recognize and make use of relationships, and creatively solve problems.  These skills are generalizable and transferable to nearly every academic and social undertaking, and will serve our students well in their journey toward self-actualization.

 

(45) 13th Avenue School/ Dr. Martin Luther King Renew School
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/13A/

The 13thAvenue/Dr. MLK Renew School community will stimulate scholars to exercise citizenship, empowerment, leadership, and scholarship in an effort to be global citizens and collegiate scholars of society. We will ensure a high quality of instruction, inquiry, and learning school wide. In partnership with scholars, families, and the community, we will collaborate to maintain a culture where high expectations, positive social interactions, and high moral values are evident. We will advocate for and appreciate the diversity of ALL learners. Our school community will produce scholars who will reach their full academic and social potential, empowering them to be productive citizens who contribute to a global society.

 

(46) Wilson Avenue School
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/WLS/

Wilson Avenue School of Performing Arts & Science is located in the Ironbound section of Newark. Servicing students in grades K through Eight, Wilson Avenue strives to empower all students to achieve their maximum potential by providing a cross-section of educational experiences.

The Wilson Avenue School Community will provide an educational climate to develop each individual's worth and dignity as a person. The stakeholders will create an educational setting in which students will become productive members of society in a rapidly changing world. With an awareness of the past, and an understanding of the present, our students will be efficient problem solvers who are team oriented and critical thinkers.

 

III. High Schools

 

(47) American History High School
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/HIS/

American History High School is the Newark Public Schools’ 5th Magnet School.  Entering its 7th year of operation, established in 2007, the school is a product of a unique collaboration between the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, Rutgers University, and the New Jersey Historical Society.

American History High School is located on 74 Montgomery St. in the High Street Historical District. Enrollment in the school is based on a competitive and rigorous admissions process.  Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year American History will be admitted 6th grade students throughout the city in an effort to place them on the trajectory for college readiness.

The school is ranked in the top 15 in the County and 3rd in the City of Newark behind Technology and Science Park High Schools.  With a mission that every student attends and graduates from college, American History High School offers a well-rounded, comprehensive, rigorous college preparatory curriculum in a small school environment that fosters a drive towards academic excellence.  The school capitalizes upon access to the unparalleled historical resources of the city, state, and nation to deliver an educational experience that emphasizes the study of all the social sciences through the lens of American History. History courses offer opportunities for students to embark on historical investigations, acting as detectives, examining history from multiple perspectives through the use of primary source documents.

The American History High School, Institute of Social Justice and Democracy, is committed to ensuring all students gain the social and academic skills needed to attend and graduate from an institution of higher learning. The shared efforts of students, parents, and staff will result in the development of life-long learners and productive citizens in the global community. For the 3rd year in a row we have made the U.S News/World News. Report Best High Schools in America receiving a Bronze Metal.

As a school whose unifying theme is Social Justice and Democracy, American History High School has established two career and technical education academies focused on civic and law related occupations (Law and Public Health/Policy) and Video Production.  While American History and Social Justice remain the unifying themes, students are exposed to an array of courses and electives while having the opportunity to graduate high school with 16 College Credits in addition to taking Advanced Placement Courses.

Other features of the school that lend to its uniqueness are the vast electives students take in the Humanities.  The School without Walls Academic Trip Program, supported and partially funded by Gilder Lehrman extends learning beyond the classroom affording students opportunities to visit premier historical exhibits within the tri-state area aligned to curricular themes students study throughout the year.  This brings history to life.

By using data to inform instruction, implementing researched based practices, and offering interdisciplinary learning experiences that extend beyond the walls of the school, American History High promises to exist as a community of learners that will produce the next generation of citizens who will advance our society.
The school has high expectations of its school community and ranks amongst the highest in improving student achievement while boasting a 100% graduation rate for its first four graduating classes with over 90% of its graduates attending college.  The goal of American History High School is to prepare students, through a rigorous academic curricular, for higher education and the challenges and responsibilities of citizens in a diverse democracy

The American History High School, Institute of Social Justice and Democracy, is committed to ensuring all students gain the social and academic skills needed to attend and graduate from an institution of higher learning. The shared efforts of students, parents, and staff will result in the development of life-long learners and productive citizens in the global community.

For the 3rd year in a row we have made the U.S News/World News Report Best High Schools in America, receiving a Bronze Metal.

 

(48) Arts High School
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/ART/

Arts High School is an academic school of art, music, drama, dance, and television communications. The aim is to provide all students with the academic skills and artistic talents necessary to develop into accomplished creative artists and performers. The impetus of the curriculum is to train students who have a sense of harmony, form, rhythm, design, color, movement, and theater. Every sixth grade student living in the city of Newark who has an aptitude and love for the arts may apply for admission.
Arts High School: visualize a high school that has a passion for the arts and the academics; a high school that has a distinguished history of producing talented, creative individuals who pursue life with a fervent desire to make a difference; a high school established in 1931 that was the first visual and performing arts high school in the United States. Arts High offers a rigorous program for grades 7-12 in art, dance, drama, music, and TV production. The interdisciplinary studies in which the students participate enable them to benefit from both the arts and the academics.

 

(49) Bard HS Early College Newark
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/BEH/

Bard High School Early College Newark (BHSEC Newark) opened in September 2011 as a collaboration between Bard College and the Newark Public Schools. BHSEC Newark seeks to demonstrate that an academically rigorous liberal arts program can intellectually engage a diverse group of high school students and better prepare them for success than a traditional high school can. We enable students from underserved middle schools to reach their full intellectual potential and complete a college education.

The mission of BHSEC is to provide a rigorous course of study that emphasizes thinking through writing, discussion, and inquiry. This alternative to the traditional high school is founded on the belief that many young people are ready and eager to do serious college work at age sixteen. Based on the premise that these young adults’ ambition to learn must be taken seriously, BHSEC’s four-year program enables highly motivated students to earn a high school diploma and a tuition-free Bard College associate’s degree in four years.

Love of learning dominates the culture of BHSEC. Our rigorous curriculum allows students to fulfill all of the Newark Public Schools requirements through an engaging and demanding college-level education. Mastery of subjects at BHSEC is demonstrated by our students’ reasoned analyses and by their thoughtful and well-supported arguments for their views. Ninety-five percent of BHSEC graduates successfully move on to a four-year college.

 

(50) Barringer – Academy of S.T.E.A.M.
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/BARSTEAM/

Barringer High School is a comprehensive high school, which provides a wide range of educational and social services to youth from the surrounding community. Believing that individuals have a fundamental right to an education, we attempt to furnish an efficient and high quality program as our training, resources, and support services allow. As a modern, urban institution, we are cognizant of the social, economic, and psychological problems of many of our students. We meet these problems by accepting each student at his or her level of development and by cultivating his or her positive competencies, motivations, and potentials.

Because we serve a cosmopolitan student body, we feel our educational program should reflect the cultural pluralism of our student population. We believe that we should encourage students to retain their cultural individuality while also adapting to and succeeding in a broader American society. By instilling self-awareness, self-esteem, a sense of identity, the motivation to succeed, and a positive value system, we hope to direct our students to participate in wholesome human relationships and constructive citizenship.

We encourage a spirit of cooperation between the school and community and welcome the input and interest of local groups, other educational institutions, and businesses. School facilities are open for use by the community, and we promote increased parental involvement in our educational program.
The entire Barringer High School community is committed to providing a structured and safe learning environment that promotes the delivery of high-quality instruction through the implementation of research-based best practices.

The paramount concern of all stakeholders is to develop the whole child by employing structures that will support their academic, emotional, and social needs through a focus on high quality instruction, enrichment, remediation, advisories, and convocations. All efforts will result in the development of students of all ability levels who are college bound and/or career ready.

 

(51) Barringer – Academy of the Arts and Humanities
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/baracademy/

Our smaller school allows scholars to be known by not just who they are, but what they want to accomplish. Everyday scholars walk through our doors; they will be making steps for success in high school, college, and life. Scholars will be engaged daily in our college prep curriculum as they begin their transition from high school to college. Our classes in fine arts, music, modern and traditional dance, Theatre (acting & theatre production), law, psychology, criminology, literature, and culinary arts allow our students to have unique elective courses that arm them with the necessary tools to be successful in our ever changing society.

 

(52) Central High School
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/CTL/

Central High School, founded in 1911, is located in Newark, New Jersey: the largest school district in the state and one of the oldest systems in New Jersey, dating back to 1676. After decades of struggle by School Officials, Parents, Staff, Students and the Community the new Central High School finally opened under the leadership of Principal Ras Baraka in August of 2008. This was a fulfillment of the Communities dreams. The new Central is now a Beacon of Hope for the student to achieve academic excellence and compete in a global society.

We have embedded professional development for our staff that is research based, teacher led and student centered. While we have not completely met our Adequate Yearly Progress Indicator under “No Child Left Behind” we have seen incremental gains over the last three years in the areas of Language Arts, Mathematics, and gains towards meeting our adequate yearly progress.

Our focus on academics has led us to believe in: the power of literacy, the importance of RIGOR, and the role of relationships as they relate to the education of the whole child. Therefore; we have instituted a school-wide uniform policy that has achieved 75% participation amongst students and staff. This percentage reflects the internalization of our philosophy and mission and an increased sense of “School Pride.”

 

(53) East Side High School
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/EAS/

East Side High School is a large “comprehensive high school with a magnet touch” that serves students in grades nine through twelve. The student population is unique in its diversity, serving many ethnic groups. This diversity is a reflection of the East Side community. East Side High School offers a variety of academic programs to meet students’ needs, including a college preparatory pathway and courses for those students who wish to enter the workforce immediately after high school. In addition, East Side offers a complete Spanish and Portuguese bilingual program and services for students with special needs. The P.T.S.O., a critical component of the East Side High School Program, offers parents assistance with school matters from the parents’ perspective.

The school is organized into three Institutes, small semi-autonomous instructional and management units, each serving students in grades nine through twelve. Three theme-based institutes include Business and Technology, Communications and Law and Science and Health Studies.

East Side High school offers the largest athletic program in Newark, which includes the only Lacrosse and Ice Hockey teams. We are also proud of our variety of over fifty co-curricular activities available to our students including a Close-Up program for new Americans. The major goal of East Side High Schools’ programs is to provide all students with the most expansive and challenging opportunities with which to acquire the technologies of learning and communication so that they can become leaders in shaping their own destinies and become advocates for their communities.

Working together, teachers, students, administration, support staff and parents dedicate themselves to create and atmosphere wherein the youth of our community can succeed. Our citizenry is a divergent mixture of people and cultures from around the world that makes East Side High School a place for all students to excel and thrive.
East Side High School is a multi-ethnic mosaic of diverse cultures and talents, where students will develop into self-reliant leaders and contributing members of our pluralistic society through self-development, cooperation, team work and community service, and by practicing the principles and values of our representative democracy.
Our students will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for future success by mastering a curricula that is rigorous and challenging, pursuing area of interest, adopting habits that promote good health and physical well being, utilizing cutting–edge technologies, participating in co-curricular activities, and by extending their educational experiences through university and business partnerships.
The administrators and staff of East Side High School believe our primary goal is to provide all students, regardless of socio-economic status, race, ethnic background or ability, the educational opportunity, which will prepare them to function socially, economically and politically in democratic society.

In cooperation with parents and the community, we lead to develop a life-long love of learning and to acquire the body of knowledge necessary to meet and exceed the requirement of The Newark Public Schools and the State of New Jersey.

As the largest bilingual comprehensive high school in Newark, we represent a mosaic of cultural diversity where the uniqueness and ultimate worth of each individual is an essential ingredient in our varied curriculum. Students and staff alike are encouraged to develop their abilities in a manner most conducive to meeting the challenges and opportunities of an ever changing and demanding world.

 

(54) Fast Track Success Academy – The Reengagment Center
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/FTA/

Welcome to The Reengagement Center. The Reengagement Center is a one stop shop for school re-enrollment and transfer services. We are proud to service students ages 17 to 21 years old. Through intensive academic coaching and personal development, we ensure that all students are prepared and matched to a school that has the capacity to meet their academic, social, and professional needs. The REC aims to build a strong foundation for a lasting future.

With the goal of building a strong academic and social foundation to thrive in a new setting, students will be engaged in 3 core phases as they participate in the engagement process: Assessment, Development, and Transition. Students will engage in credit bearing academic courses as well as coaching sessions. Each student’s experience and accomplishments will be recorded and monitored through their IDP- Individual Development Plan. In order to transfer to their high school placement, students must complete their IDP and academically advance at least one grade level.

 

(55) Malcolm X Shabazz High School
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/SHA/

Malcolm X Shabazz High School, located in the South Ward of Newark, New Jersey, is one of six comprehensive high schools. Built in 1912, the school was originally constructed as Southside High School and Newark Junior College. The school’s name was changed to Malcolm X Shabazz in l971 because the students at that time felt they needed a role model image that truly represented their community. As the community grew, there was a need to expand our school. As a result, an addition was constructed in 1976, and the building remained unchanged until 2004 when the gymnasium was totally renovated. However, in 2001, a new athletic field (the first in the District in over thirty years) was constructed which features a baseball field, a football field, a field house, a concession stand, athletic locker rooms and tennis courts. Over the past decade, there has been a resurgence of newer homes and housing developments in the community.

 

(56) Newark Leadership Academy
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/NLA/

Welcome to Newark Leadership Academy where our mission is to reengage over-age and under-credited youth through a transformational educational experience that provides each student with the academic, vocational and personal skills necessary to succeed. Leadership Academy is based upon the youth development model of Youth Build Newark, Inc. (YBN), which is a community-based program that weaves together education and workforce development in order to provide an opportunity for young adults to engage in rigorous academics, hands-on construction training, leadership development, community service and more (www.youthbuildnewarknj.org). Drawing upon YBN’s several years of experience providing education and wrap-around services to Newark’s at-risk youth, it created NLA in order to share its effective program model with the Newark Public Schools (NPS) and impact the lives of many more young people.

In September 2011, Youth Build Newark (YBN) launched the Newark Leadership Academy (NLA or “the Academy”), an alternative vocational high school to serve over-aged, under-credited 16 to 20 year-old youth and young adults. NLA draws upon YBN’s proven youth development model for at-risk, high risk, and/or out-of-school youth achievement and offers students a customized academic setting augmented by support services. In addition, it offers specific career development learning experiences for students that makes school relevant to their daily lives.

The Academy does not compete with the traditional public school system. Instead, it partners with the Newark Public Schools (NPS) to recover students who are at risk of dropping out or already have. The model is designed for disconnected students. It allows for flexibility in curriculum design, credit attainment/proficiency assessment, and address the socio-emotional supports that they frequently need.

Leadership Academy serves young people who have not flourished in traditional school settings including those who have been academically under-served or skilled, expelled, incarcerated, and/or have self-selected out of the system.  The Academy model is grounded in youth development theory providing a comprehensive, yet customized approach to learning and growth.  Using a case management approach, every Academy student is assessed to identify his/her interests, knowledge, strengths and challenges.  While the Academy serves young people in grades 9-12, students are assigned to a learning cohort based on their assessments.

 

(57) Newark Vocational
http://www.essextech.org/

Newark Vocational High School has been established to address the academic and developmental needs of the whole student. The school’s mission is to prepare youngsters for post-secondary education, including certificate bearing programs, apprenticeships, and immediate productive employment. The rigorous academic program, extended-day/extra curricular activities and career pathways provide students with opportunities to explore School-To-Career and College possibilities and industries’ current and emerging workforce needs and expectations. Connections between classrooms and workplace readiness are strengthened through business/industry school partnerships and career pathways within daily instruction schedules.

Newark Vocational High School educational, business, and community partners, working in cooperation with student, faculty, staff, and parents, will work collaboratively to empower students with the academic, social and vocational skills necessary to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century.

 

(58) Science Park High School
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/SCI/

Located in Newark, Science Park High School has been preparing students for careers in science, mathematics and technology since 1974.  Our small, racially, ethnically and socio-economically diverse student body is drawn from all areas of the city and represents a microcosm of the community it serves.

Admission is highly competitive, with students accepted in the 7th and 9th grades.  Students from any public, private, parochial, or charter school who reside in Newark may apply for admission, with priority given to those who demonstrate interest in science and have an overall excellent academic record, particularly in the areas of science, mathematics and computer literacy.

Because the curriculum at Science Park High School is highly specialized, it consists of a significant number of courses beyond state minimum requirements.  Besides four years of English and physical education/health, three years of social studies, two years of fine art and two years of world languages, Science Park requires four years of college preparatory mathematics, four years of a lab science (all science classes are double periods), one year of computer technology, one-half year of SAT preparation, and one-half year of public speaking. This blend of science and humanities serves our students well, with approximately 99 percent passing all three sections of the New Jersey HSPA each year.  Additionally, Science’s SAT scores are the highest in the district, and our students are invited to participate in summer enrichment programs in colleges and universities across the nation.

The mission of Science Park High School is to encourage and prepare its students towards successful further study and lifelong contributions in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and mathematics. We accomplish this through a rigorous curriculum that is punctuated by college level coursework and that emphasizes interdisciplinary study, research, ethical and responsible leadership, global perspectives, and service.

To meet the challenges of the 21st century, our students must be critical thinkers, problem solvers, computer literate, and committed to school and community. To that end, we have established an educational plan which focuses on the creation of a school whose mission is to transform the teaching and learning of mathematics and science by developing ethical leaders. The future leaders will know the joy of discovering and forging connections within and among mathematics, science, the arts, and the humanities by means of exemplary laboratory environments characterized by research, innovative teaching and service.

 

(59) Technology High School
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/TEC/

Located near the historic Forest Hill section, just one half mile from Sacred Heart Cathedral, Technology High School is Newark's Magnet High School for Applied Science, Engineering and Technology. Established in 1996, the campus consists of two connected buildings, the former home of Newark State Teacher's College and the former home of the Center for Occupational and Educational Development (COED).

Technology High School is committed to providing a full four-year college preparatory academic program, a workplace readiness experience, and a School -to-Career program for students who will pursue their formal education and career concurrently.

 

(60) University High School
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/UNI/

University High School of the Humanities is a public, college preparatory school in Newark, N.J. for academically gifted students. The school is rigorous and highly competitive as students compete for admission. University High School of the Humanities not only places an emphasis on academics, but on participation in the arts and athletics, as well. In January of 2010 U.S. News & World Report recognized University High School of the Humanities as one of the top public high schools in the country by awarding it Bronze Medal status for the 2009-2010 academic year. This honor was predicated upon college readiness as defined by the College Board and the International Baccalaureate of North America. A combined junior high and high school, University has fewer than 600 students in grades 7th through 12th with 41 instructional faculty members.

Classified as a Magnet High School since its inception in 1978, potential students must reside within the city of Newark and must have a proven record of academic excellence as well as scoring well on the entrance exam. Entering seventh grade students can qualify for a limited number of available spots. University High School of the Humanities mandates a minimum GPA requirement for all students. Admissions tests are administered each January for rising 9th graders with a maximum enrollment of 130 freshmen students per school year. Recent graduates have matriculated to Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, St. John's, Princeton, Pennsylvania State University, and various State Colleges in New Jersey.

 

(61) Weequahic High School
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/weq/

Weequahic High School is a four-year public high school in Newark in Essex County, New Jersey. The school is operated by the Newark Public Schools and is located at 279 Chancellor Avenue. The school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1935.
Weequahic High School is now 80 years old. The building is located at 279 Chancellor Avenue in Newark. The construction of the high school, designed in the art deco style of architecture by the firm, Guilbert and Betelle, was completed in 1932. The high school opened for classes on September 11, 1933 with 2,056 students.

 

(62) West Side High School
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/WSD/

Welcome to West Side High School where there are breakthroughs every day. I am honored to serve as your principal and instructional leader. West Side High School is an exciting place to be. As a School Improvement Grant (SIG) school, we have been awarded 6 million dollars over three years to drive dramatic educational gains for our students. As a SIG school we have additional resources that allow us to extend our learning time. Our school day runs from 8:20am-3:48pm. We have also formed strong partnerships with community agencies including but not limited to the Urban League, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America, The Amelior Foundation, Jersey Cares, Newark Alliance, and the West Ward Collective. Alongside our partners, we aim to position our children to lead lives full of accomplishments and personal meaning.

 

IV. Ungraded Schools

 

(63) Bruce Street School – School for the Deaf
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/BRU/

Bruce Street School for the Deaf, one of the oldest (100 years old) day programs in the country serving deaf children, offers hearing-impaired students, ages 3-15, a superior education close to their homes. Students attend from throughout the city, as well as from neighboring towns and counties. The profound handicap of deafness results in isolation, severe deficient language development, and a lack of general knowledge. Students receive ongoing intensive speech and language therapy, as well as instruction in all academic areas. All subjects are taught utilizing the Total Communication philosophy, which stresses speech and speech reading, auditory training, sign language, and finger spelling. Students receive a full-range of audiological services on-site by licensed audiologists, also skilled in sign language. Auditory amplification is available to all students in all situations inside and out of the classroom during the school day through the Phonic Ear wireless FM auditory training system. On-site audiologists also closely monitor students with cochlear implants and work closely with all hospitals in the area to make sure students receive the maximum benefit from their implants at all times. All students receive speech therapy as mandated by their I.E.Ps (Individualized Educational Plans). Physical and occupational therapy is available to students based on evaluation and as mandated in their I.E.P.

Bruce Street students in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 have the opportunity to participate in a Mathematics and Science Inclusion Program with George Washington Carver students in accordance with least restrictive environment mandates. Bruce Street students may also participate in all clubs and afterschool programs with George Washington Carver students.

The primary resource for the literacy K-5 curriculum is the Harcourt Trophies literacy series and the primary resource for the 6-8 literacy curriculum is the McDougal Littell literacy series. These programs support instruction in reading, vocabulary, language, and writing. Students are engaged in a balanced literacy program five days a week for 100 minutes each day. The primary resource for the K-5 mathematics curriculum is the Everyday Math program and the primary resource for the 6-8 mathematics curriculum is the Connected Math program. Bruce Street offers students a rigorous course of study that is aligned with the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards. All students who attend Bruce Street School are challenged to excel academically, socially and morally.

 

(64) John F. Kennedy
http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/JFK/

The John F. Kennedy School is a district wide middle-secondary special education school. Currently there are three programs at this school: Autistic, Multiple Disabilities with Moderate Cognitive Involvement and the Medically Fragile. As always it is our desire to meet the needs of every student at John F. Kennedy School so that they can continue to grow and make progress in meeting academic standards and becoming well-rounded responsible citizens. 

This outcome based program services students from the ages of 10 to 21. The specialized curriculum emphasizes the development of functional academics and life skills necessary for independent functioning in the home, community and workplace. The students’ needs, talents and interests form their individual educational program. The focus of this program is assisting students in reaching their full potential in becoming active participants in their community and in the workplace. 

The goal is to have activities of daily living taught in a simulated apartment setting. Job sampling centers expose students to a variety of vocations geared to their functional level and projected availability of job placement in the community. Actual work experiences are provided both in the school and at a variety of community-based work sites. These work experiences are developed and implemented through the efforts of a full Transition Team consisting of: Social Worker, Guidance Counselor, Child Study Team Case Manager and two Transition Teachers ( 1 off site and 1 on site) and four Job Coaches. The Social Worker and off site Transition Teacher solicit and maintain contact with community agencies and businesses for potential work sites for students; the on site Transition Teacher instructs students in the area of social skills needed for success in the work field; the job coaches work with the students off site and as a liaison with school personnel by assisting the students in areas of need. The Guidance Counselor and off site Transition Teacher also visit sheltered workshops and other community agencies to solicit and provide post school experiences for lower functioning students. In addition, the students receive services from the following full time therapists: speech, occupational and physical. They also receive on site hydrotherapy in our swimming pool.

In our autistic program skills are taught using Discrete Trials and Natural Environment Teaching. Our autistic students are also included in an intensive Sensory Motor Integration Program. This comprehensive program involves direct student involvement with a strong staff development program for teachers and caregivers. It includes Aromatherapy, Music Therapy, Sound Therapy and Movement/Touch Therapy to involve as many senses as possible. 

Student achievement is the focus of all activity at John F. Kennedy School. The students are offered an extended school day program which includes the following: homework assistance, academic tutoring, computer skills development, health and nutritional guidance, and recreational programs such as swimming, skating and bowling. The students are also offered an extended year program and can attend 210 days per year. 

 

V. Charter Schools

 

(65) Great Oaks Charter School
http://www.greatoakscharter.org/

The mission of the Great Oaks Charter School-Newark (GO-NWK) is to prepare students to succeed in college. Our rigorous educational program is aligned to the Common Core and provides every single student with the knowledge, skills, and character that they need to achieve their potential. GO-NWK opened in 2011 and currently serves Grades 6-9. At capacity it will serve Grades 6-12.

The Great Oaks Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated­­ to the laun­­ch and support of high-performing charter schools. There are three components to our mission: to prepare students for college success, to train highly effective classroom teachers and to invest in the communities in which our schools operate. 

 

(66) Marion P Thomas Charter High School
http://www.mptcs.org/

Marion P. Thomas Charter school is a pre-k to 8 school located on South 7th Avenue in Newark, New Jersey. Marion P. Thomas has merged with Visions Academy to create a 1,300 student school on 4 campuses. The schools have merged to meet the communities demand for a high school in the neighborhood.
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(67) Merit Preparatory School
http://www.meritprepschools.org/

Welcome to Merit Preparatory Charter School of Newark (Merit Prep). Merit Prep is reinventing school as we know it. A dedicated group of educators founded Merit Prep in 2011 to provide your children with an education that will prepare them for the worlds of college, work and life.

Merit’s hallmark is blending online instruction and in-person teaching to provide a personalized, future-oriented educational experience. Our innovative teaching methods will prepare your children to achieve at the highest academic levels. Each student receives a personal learning plan that teaches them what they need to learn, at the appropriate level they need to learn it, and then moves students forward to the next step they need to master. Merit Prep is not cookie-cutter. We teach each student at an individual level.

Merit Prep works because we have a high-expectation no-excuses culture. Personal responsibility and pride in achievement are how we motivate our students. We value your partnership and faith in us to provide your children with the education they need to live and work in our rapidly changing world. The education they deserve.

 

(68) Newark Collegiate Academy High School
http://www.teamschools.org/schools/newark-collegiate-academy/

Newark Collegiate Academy High School was built from the ground up to give out students the campus they deserve. The science labs were designed by teachers to accommodate their lessons; it includes a full court gymnasium, Mac Labs, art and drama studios, and an inspiring view of the downtown Newark skyline.

 

(69) Newark Educator’s Community Charter School
http://www.meritprepschools.org/

At Newark Educators’ Community Charter School (NECCS) we strive to create a sustainable positive school climate, optimal for learning and positive youth development. We understand that school, family, and community partnerships all have a significant impact on the students and we strive to integrate all these influences. It is a proven fact that family involvement is instrumental in predicting student achievement, for this reason, we have developed a series of initiatives to encourage parents to get involved! NECCS is a rigorous learning community that supports students’ academic, social and personal growth.

Student achievement is measured by New Jersey State tests, written portfolios, reading and math assessments and social studies/science projects that demonstrate academic progress. Students learn to be critical thinkers who achieve a solid foundation of skills and knowledge. Our staff work with every student to develop the confidence to confront all challenges as a foundation for personal and academic success in school and beyond. Our approach is unique because it is based on the idea that a child’s social and emotional development is as important as his or her academic development. We are dedicated to providing our students with the skills necessary to reason, communicate, contribute to, and live with integrity in today’s society. To this end, we have adopted a consistent, intentional and systematic approach to social/emotional learning that develops skills like cooperation, self-esteem, problem-solving, and peacemaking in addition to academic success. We follow varied but complimentary approaches that address diverse learners and reflect student’s differences and strengths.

 

(70) Newark Legacy Charter School 
http://newarklegacy.org/

The mission of Newark Legacy Charter School is to develop in kindergarten through eighth grade students the scholarship, discipline, and character necessary for them to gain entry to, succeed in, and graduate from demanding college preparatory high schools.

We believe that education is the vehicle that makes human liberation possible because it provides one with the tools to think critically, contribute meaningfully, and act courageously. We work diligently to lay the foundation for college education in every scholar because we know that without advanced mastery of concrete academic skills and knowledge, economic and social freedom will be an unattainable dream.

 

(71) Newark Preparatory Charter School 
http://www.k12.com/newark-prep/home#.VCGaaStdWSg

Newark Prep Charter School is one of Newark's newest and most innovative public charter schools. With an inspirational and individualized "blended learning" approach, Newark Prep provides engaging and personalized learning opportunities for the students of Newark. Approved by the New Jersey Department of Education to serve students in grades 9–12, Newark Prep is initially only serving 9th-11th grade students for the 2014–2015 school year.

Newark Prep is a full-time, tuition-free public charter school conveniently located in a safe and easily accessible location in downtown Newark. Serving Newark students in grade 9 and 10 for the 2013–2014 school year, Newark Prep will expand to serve additional grades in subsequent academic years.

As one of Newark's newest and most innovative public charter schools, we combine the best of online education with traditional, onsite schooling through a blended learning approach. Our rigorous college prep and career-focused program provides students an early edge on college or a career while they’re still in high school.
Newark Prep uses the curriculum from K¹², the largest provider of online learning for grades K–12, to offer courses in the core subjects (math, English, history and science) along with a robust catalog of electives. Students attend school in our building every weekday, are supported by professional, certified teachers, and can participate in extracurricular sports, activities, and clubs.

Newark Prep provides engaging and personalized learning that truly maximizes each student's full potential—an education that fits the individual, not the masses—so kids of all backgrounds and aptitudes can thrive in high school and beyond. A customized learning plan is provided for each student, so those who need more time and support in certain subjects can get it, and those who are ready to move ahead can do so at their own pace.

Everything the students need to be successful in the program is provided at the school, including dedicated computer work stations for the online component of the instruction, as well textbooks, novels, math manipulatives, science equipment, art supplies, and more. With small classes, outstanding teachers, sports, clubs, and academic and social enrichment opportunities, Newark Prep creates a strong and warm school community for our students.

 

(72) North Star Academy Charter School 
http://northstar.uncommonschools.org/

North Star Academy, winner of the 2011 National Blue Ribbon Award for Excellence, has recently been featured in the New York Times, Time Magazine, and on PBS. We currently serve nearly 3,500 students in grades K-12 across ten schools: five elementary schools, four middle schools, and a high school.
 

Teach Like a Champion, written by Uncommon Schools Managing Director Doug Lemov and Driven by Data and Leverage Leadership, written by North Star's Managing Director Paul Bambrick-Santoyo, are now reaching half a million educators nationwide. Over 7,000 visitors from Chile to India to Japan to Sweden have visited North Star and are explicitly implementing our instructional systems at their own schools.

To serve Newark children by building an uncommon school where students partake of a rigorous, 10-month, extended day academic program that gives them the means to beat the odds in school and life.

To shape an intimate, supportive, engaging school community where classes are small and personalized; where parents are partners; where teachers teach with passion and commitment; and where all the adults model—and all the students develop and live—the values of caring, courage, justice, respect, and responsibility.

To generate for students a transformative experience at an age when they are forging their very identities and lifetime aspirations and to cultivate in them the belief that they are the masters of their own destinies: each one worthy of greatness and goodness, each one capable of—and responsible for—serving the community and the world around them.

 

(73) People’s Preparatory Charter School 
http://www.peoplesprepnewark.org/

People's Preparatory Charter School welcomed our first ninth grade class in 2011. People's Prep currently has a ninth, tenth, and eleventh grade, and will be at full capacity for the 2014-15 school year. Students arrive at People's Prep from a wide range of educational backgrounds. In order to level the playing field and allow our students to succeed at a level with those who've had more educational opportunities, People's Prep provides a rigorous curriculum and extended school-day and school-year calendar.
People's Preparatory Charter School welcomed our first ninth grade class in August 2011. Located in the heart of Newark, we are a growing community of learners, teachers and staff all working to support People's Prep's core values of Intellect, Empathy and Action. People's Prep currently has a ninth, tenth, and eleventh grade, and will be at full capacity for the 2014-15 school year.

Students arrive at People's Prep from a wide range of educational backgrounds. In order to level the playing field and allow our students to succeed at a level with those who've had more educational opportunities, People's Prep provides a rigorous curriculum and extended school-day and school-year calendar. Simply put, we've got to give more to get more. All students complete a college-preparatory curriculum, including classes in Physics, Civics, Spanish, Mathematics and English Language Arts. Our students not only develop academic skills, but also nurture a love of learning, through programs like our daily, school-wide Independent Reading sessions.

 

(74) Philip’s Academy Charter School 
http://www.pacsnewark.org/

Philip Academy Charter schools is currently a 5 – 8 school. We provide a moral and rigorous education to a diverse student body, accomplished in a hands-on, technology infused educational environment that embraces differentiated instruction and individual attention that will allow our students to attend college, while developing a commitment to global citizenship, environmental sustainability, and personal virtue.

 

(75) Roseville Community Charter School 
http://rosevillecharter.org/

Roseville Community Charter School is an elementary school currently serving serving grades K-4. Our mission is to prepare every student for academic excellence in high school, college, and beyond. By focusing on character development and holding all students to the highest expectations within a nurturing and disciplined environment, we will prepare students to thrive. Roseville Community Charter School’s core values of Collaboration, Honesty, Excellence, Effort, and Respect will be at the heart of our outstanding community of excellence.

The mission of Roseville Community Charter School is to prepare every student for academic excellence in high school, college, and beyond. We firmly believe that college readiness begins as early as Kindergarten. By focusing on character development and holding all students to the highest expectations within a warm, nurturing,  and disciplined environment, we will prepare students to thrive.

 

(76) Seek Academy Elementary School
http://www.teamschools.org/schools/seek-academy/

Seek Academy is TEAM’s newest school, Seek Academy, is now preparing 100 kindergarteners for success in college and life beyond. Seek was founded in 2013 and currently has 100 students in kindergarten and plans to expand to the fourth grade. Seek is our network’s third elementary school. Founded by a former SPARK Academy teacher, SEEK Academy will be able to benefit from the best practices learned at the five TEAM Schools before it. Being part of TEAM and family also literally means more opportunities for siblings to enroll in school across our network.

 

(77) SPARK Academy Elementary School
http://www.teamschools.org/schools/spark-academy/

SPARK Academy is a KIPP Elementary School located on 230 Halsey Street in Newark, New Jersey. SPARKsters learn early and often to leave a place better than they found it, and that applies to Newark as much as the hallway in their school. Through service learning projects and character education, they learn to be the change in out city. From day one, students are on a path to college. Classrooms at SPARK are named after colleges, grade levels are named after the year kids to college, and students visit and learn about colleges throughout the year.

 

(78) Team Academy Charter School 
http://www.teamschools.org/

Team Academy Middle schools serves students form 5th through 8th grade. TEAM staff and students often treat each other like their own family and share experiences like celebrating birthdays, going camping, and hosting annual events like the Halloween Lock-In where students turn TEAM Academy into a haunted house. From dressing up as historical figures from the Harlem renaissance to producing videos that help other students do well in class, students engage in activities that feel more like summer camp than school.

 

(79) THRIVE Academy Elementary School
http://www.teamschools.org/schools/thrive-academy/

THRIVE Academy is a KIPP elementary school located at 100 Aldine Street in Newark. THRIVE is currently a kindergarten through first grade school with 200 students. Thrive plans to grow to the fourth grade with 500 students. Students at THRIVE take art and music classes. Just a few ways we try to help them become creative, well rounded individuals. Even in the first months of kindergarten our students are learning a foreign language. They also learn science and inquiry skills to understand the world around them. Though it is heading into its second year, THRIVE received one of KIPP’s best founding school reviews. We’re really excited to see our kids continue to grow over the next school year.

 

(80) The Paulo Freire School
http://www.thefreireschool.org/

The Paulo Freire Charter School is conveniently located at 28 Burnet Street in Newark, NJ. We are located across the street from Newark Broad Street Station, which provides a 15 minute direct line of service to, and from, New York Penn Station. The Paulo Freire Charter School (aka The Freire School) opened in September of 2012, and was chartered by the New Jersey Department of Education to serve students in grades 9-12 within the city of Newark. At capacity, the Freire School will serve 320 students.

The mission of the Paulo Freire Charter School is to provide our scholars with an exceptional educational program that improves the quality of life in our community, by putting scholarship into practice for the purpose of addressing educational and social inequities.

 

(81) University Heights Charter School
http://www.uhcs-newark.org/

Proudly located in the University Heights district of Newark, New Jersey, our mission is to develop in each student in grades PK-8 the characterscholarship, and leadership necessary for success in life, college, and community.

To accomplish our mission, we recruit and hire the highest quality educational staff to teach an extended day and extended year college preparatory program that supports each child to attain the highest personal, academic, and community achievement.

 

VI. Private Schools

 

(82) Bethel Christian Academy
Bethel Christian Academy is a K-8 Private School focused on higher learning. Our faculty is dedicated to helping students succeed in today's world. We adapt our curriculum to meet the needs of our diverse student body, taking into account the many ways in which students learn. We are dedicated to providing an environment where students are challenged to explore and research ideas, develop higher thinking skills, and become independent, self-directed, joyful learners. In addition to basic subjects such as Language Arts, Mathematics and Social Studies, all grades take Science, Physical Education (1-8) and Art classes. At Bethel Christian Academy, students become life-long learners. Our academic program instills the knowledge they will need to excel in life.

Our classes achieve excellence because we employ a wide repertoire of teaching and learning strategies, and students are actively involved in the learning process. Our stimulating classes draw upon students' strengths and encourage them to push themselves to the outer limits of their abilities.
Voluntary extracurricular activities enable students to apply the material they learn in class to a real-life situation. Teachers provide ideas and motivate students to take the initiative. In this way, students exercise their creativity and learn to set goals for themselves.

 

(83) Calvary Christian School
http://www.calvarychristianschool.org/home.html

Calvary Christian School is located on 17 Lyons Avenue in Newark, New Jersey. Calvary Christian School is a private school serving students in grades pre-k to 8th grade. It is a coed, religious and Christian affiliated school.

 

(84) The Chad School/The Black Yout
http://www.thechadschoolfoundation.org/
The Chad School/Black Yout is a private school serving students in grades pre-k to 8.

 

(85) Ironbound Catholic Academy
http://ironboundcatholic.org/

Ironbound Catholic Academy is an inner city Catholic school which aims to educate children to diverse backgrounds. We, as educators, strive to enrich their life skills through academic competence, spiritual growth, cultural awareness, and physical development. We also integrate Christian values in our school and service programs. We are committed to enhancing our curriculum strategies to meet the ends of life-long learners in our ever changing global society.

 

(86) Link Community School
http://www.linkschool.org/

The non-denominational independent middle school was established to help rebuild the community by providing an exceptional educational opportunity for young people left in poverty. It was founded on the belief that small class settings combined with opportunities for creative expression would transform potential dropouts into community leaders.

Today, Link continues to fulfill its original purpose: to provide Newark adolescents, at a crucial time in their lives, an exceptional middle school experience aimed at ensuring their long-term success. Link’s approach continues to have great success in overcoming the significant challenges our urban youth face in achieving their potential. Link currently enrolls approximately 128 seventh- and eighth-grade students, primarily of African-American descent, who come from low-income families. The school employs a unique balanced admissions policy, selecting a cross-section of students who are below grade level, at grade level, and above grade level, to ensure that Link positively impacts students of all academic abilities. Link provides a rigorous high school preparatory education in a setting that emphasizes community, challenges students academically and instills core values. Link’s commitment to our students’ learning is reflected in our small classes of 16 or fewer students and student-to-teacher ratio of 9:1.

The tremendous commitment of Link’s faculty, staff, parents and trustees to our students’ education underlies each student’s personal success. To ensure that any family can afford Link’s education, we ask families to pay a nominal contribution for their child’s education. As a result, Link depends upon the generous support of our partners to make our students’ education possible. Gifts to Link provide approximately 85% of the school’s operating revenue. Link’s success has been measured by the changed lives of over 2,000 students, many of whom have attributed their personal success to the life-changing experience they had at Link. Link places its graduates in some of the finest independent schools in the mid-Atlantic region as well as leading parochial and magnet high schools in the Newark area. 100% of the past 9 graduating classes (1999-2008) were accepted into quality private high schools of their choice.

 

(87) Newark Boys Chorus School
http://nbcs.us/

The Newark Boys Chorus is an Independent school advancing the education and lives of young men. By balancing a rigorous academic program with intensive music performance training, students learn teamwork, discipline and time management skills essential to succeed. Our students continue their achievements at prestigious secondary schools and become leaders in their careers and communities.

The Newark Boys Chorus School provides a complete academic program, which is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Our curriculum is designed to challenge, inform, inspire and nurture growing minds while also fostering critical thinking skills. In addition to core academic classes in Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies, music and technology are infused at all grade levels to enhance the educational experience.  Small class sizes ensure that each student receives the one-on-one attention they need.  The average class size is 16 students.  The hands-on relationship between teachers and parents provide a strong foundation for student success.

 

(88) Newark Christian School
http://worldimpact.org/newark-christian-school

Newark Christian School (NCS) is a mission school founded in 1984 to support World Impact's discipleship and church-planting goals. For the 2012-13 school year, NCS serves students in kindergarten to seventh grade with a view of adding and additional grade. To enhance the school ministry, we have an after-care program and a summer day camp.

 

(89) Refuge of Hope

Refuge of Hope is a private school serving students in grades pre-k to 8th grade. Refuge of Hope is a coed, religious and Assembly of God affiliated.

 

(90) St. Benedict’s Preparatory School
http://www.sbp.org/RelId/33637/ISvars/default/Home.htm

Since 1868, St. Benedict's Preparatory School has welcomed the sons of Newark and its neighboring communities. Under the guidance of the monks of Newark Abbey, the school's philosophy follows the 1,500-year-old Benedictine tradition of Christian education. Guided by The Rule of Benedict, written in the sixth century, St. Benedict's combines rigorous academic study with an emphasis on building a community whose members are responsible to one another for developing virtue, character, and talent. Today, St. Benedict's Preparatory School's longstanding tradition of schooling that is demanding but supportive, tough but caring, thrives anew. The school counts many of New Jersey's finest scholars, athletes, and business professional civic, and religious leaders among its alumni.

St. Benedict's students learn to exercise leadership in all aspects of school life. Through a rigorous college prep curriculum and vibrant extracurricular offerings, we develop the mind, stretch the heart, form character, and nourish the spirit. Fortified by a robust counseling program and guidance from caring adults, our students gain the strength and resilience to achieve their goals, often overcoming personal obstacles and challenging backgrounds and the enduring legacy of poverty and racism. St. Benedict's prepares a young man to fulfill his potential as an emotionally mature, morally responsible, well-educated, and confident person, eager to contribute his full range of gifts to his family, community and an ever-changing world.  

 

(91) St. Francis Xavier School
http://www.stfxschool.org/

Saint Francis Xavier School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Our school offers its students a strong academic program with the necessary tools to become well educated individuals while preparing them for a higher education.  St. Francis Xavier School is proud of its dedicated and certified faculty. The faculty is actively involved in the creation of the curriculum and the selection of textbooks. The core curriculum consists of classes in Religion, Math, Science, Language Arts (Reading, Grammar, Spelling and Writing), Social Studies and Handwriting. The curriculum and objectives are created and evaluated by the Archdiocese of Newark and by the faculty and administration to challenge students to exceed state standards. The core curriculum is creatively designed with projects, learning centers, reports, skits, field trips and other exciting learning opportunities that students enjoy. Our students are blessed to be enriched daily with experiences that go above and beyond our core curriculum. As part of our mission to nurture the mind, body and spirit, we strive to enhance our students’ learning experience with a variety of opportunities.

Religion is the core of the St. Francis Xavier experience. Our students take daily religion classes that help to broaden their faith base and put into practice their beliefs. Each grade level engages in service projects and worships together as a community in liturgical celebrations at weekly and All School Masses.

 

(92) St. John The Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church
http://www.stjohn-nj.com/

In today’s society and fast paced life, it is not easy to stop and think, but it is importaunt to remember who we are and who our ancestors were. It would be a loss to our children to forget their Ukrainian roots and culture. It is with regret that we are witnessing the closing of Ukrainian schools, the loss in membership in our Ukrainian community organizations. We can not let the Ukrainian language disappear in the Newark area. We have an Ukrainian Catholic church here! We must stand strong, teach the next generation and pass on our Ukrainian culture.

 

(93) St. Mary Elementary School
http://www.smsnwk.com/index.html

In embracing this mission of Jesus, the staff of Saint Mary School strives to encourage Christian commitment in children, families, and colleagues. In an orderly and peaceful atmosphere, our goal is to lead each child toward a realization of his/her worth before God.
Through multicultural awareness, we seek to nurture children's global perspective and responsibility. From such knowledge springs a child's desire to work toward his/her potential.

The staff provides the tools necessary for students to achieve academic excellence and to function in today's competitive world. The staff encourages problem solving, making positive choices, developing right relationships, and taking on responsibilities so that students can grow into capable, inquisitive, and faith-filled young men and women.

Recognizing that parents are the first educators, the staff welcomes continued participation and ongoing partnership in the education of children. Parent support and participation in the life of the school is invited, We are convinced that only through such cooperation can fruitful development of our children take place.

 

(94) St. Michael School
http://www.stmichaelnwkpenguins.com/

Newark’s St. Michael School is a private school serving 510 students in grades k – 8. It is coed, religious, nonprofit and Roman Catholic affiliated. Saint Michael’s intergrates the educational and religious needs of our students. Our children will realize their optimum potential, in an atmosphere steeped in Catholic values, through the interweaving of family, school and church in an equal partnership.

 

(95) St. Vincent Academy
http://svanj.org/

For more than 140 years, the Sisters of Charity and our lay partners have educated young women here in Newark. Saint Vincent Academy has been witness to and participant in the evolution of the city of Newark as it welcomed successive waves of immigrants, moved from a manufacturing base to a corporate center, struggled to address issues of racism and civil rights, and embraced the early years of the 21st century with renewed optimism. Today, we play a singular role as Newark’s only Catholic, college preparatory school for young women, making a unique contribution through the commitment to service and community leadership that marks our graduates.

Saint Vincent Academy, founded in 1869 and sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, is a Catholic, college preparatory high school for women of diverse backgrounds, many of whom face societal and economic challenges. Located in Newark, New Jersey, the Academy prepares urban women to be creative participants in society by empowering them with rigorous academic learning and life-enhancing Gospel teachings. This nurturing, disciplined community supports a culture of high expectations, a love of learning and the attainment of the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes that promote personal and professional fulfillment.
The Academy instills in students confidence in themselves as women, an understanding of the power of community, and the belief in God’s love for them. Saint Vincent Academy inspires students to develop lifelong commitments to Christian service and a capacity for hope, compassionate leadership and the desire to transform the world into a more just and peaceful society.

 

 

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