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Newark Academy

School rating 4.6 / 5 by

91 South Orange Avenue Linvingston NJ 07039 United States
6th to 12th


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Newark Academy went above and beyond in preparing me for the academic rigors of the university. Newark Academy is a global academy, and the emphasis and encouragement for students to complete the IB diploma program was extremely helpful and beneficial to me. I had an extremely well rounded education where I learned how to complete research papers, lab reports, data entry and analysis, and completed course work at or even above the level of some of the work I have completed at an Ivy league institution. I not only learned valuable time management and test taking skills to enhance my ability to learn at a university level, but I developed the confidence to do so. I can say that I am at a high advantage when compared to my peers at Cornell because I am used to completing extensive work loads, and have a firm foundation of material that has made the transition to university level work a pleasant experience. One of the most influential components of Newark Academy is definitely the teaching staff. The faculty is incredible, and give their heart and sole to the work they do. The class sizes are small enough that individuals feel comfortable speaking up, but large enough that there is diversity and varied view points and opinions. Teachers go above and beyond to make themselves available to their students, and are always there to provide guidance and assistance for both academic and personal issues. The work load is intense, but that is what makes Newark Academy the impressive school that it is. At times it was difficult to manage everything with sports and extra curriculars, but it is the process of learning how to do that that has prepared me greatly for college.

College Counseling

The college planning process began very early in Junior year when my advisor walked me....

Sample insights on college counseling

  • They have contacts at most of the major universities and feel perfectly comfortable picking up the phone and advocating for a student to get accepted somewhere they feel is a good fit for that student. However, these counselors are certainly not magic bullets. They cannot guarantee that a student will get into an Ivy League university...
  • For those wishing to move on to Oxford or Cambridge, the provision is second-to-none. In the months running up to application and interview, every subject faculty offers classes (often run by former Oxbridge tutors) exploring further areas of their subject as well as offering advice on personal statements, interview technique and more...

Admissions - Getting Accepted

Newark Academy does a great job of creating an extremely diverse student body. While they....

Sample insights on admissions

  • For the interview, dress conservatively. Try to be very clean and put together. Also, I was a tour guide for two years and at the end of every tour, we were asked to evaluate the candidate so if you think the tour is not apart of the process, you are very wrong. Ask questions and be interested. Also, tip for the parents: the kids speak on the tour. Do not ask their questions for them...
  • Most younger siblings have an easy time in the admissions process. I can only think of one case of a younger sibling not being admitted. About half of the students who entered with me had come from public schools. The remainder came from private K-6 schools, or had transferred from other New York private schools The Elizabeth Morrow School and St. Bernard were two of the larger feeder schools...

School Life

Newark Academy has a liberal culture, where they are very open and accepting to new ideas. This culture is often conveyed through morning meeting presentations that start off each day of the school year. Students are very eager to contribute to presentations and share their voice or opinion on current and important social issues. Over all this creates a very nurturing environment where students feel comfortable sharing what is important to them in an environment where they know others will be supportive. There is a very diverse mix of students who come from different racial and socio-economic backgrounds. As a....

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