I'm a recent NA alum and I can tell you personally that its been the best experience of my life and I couldn't be more thankful that NA is where I chose to attend. Every morning when I drove myself to school I was excited. Sure there were often days when I was nervous for a test or I felt exhaust but there was never a day I wasn't excited to see the Dean of students in the hallway or the headmaster of the school or any of my classmates. NA has an intense curriculum and theres no questioning you're child will end up at a college where he or she is happy. I've never talked to one grad from my school who didn't feel over prepared for college-including the ivy leagues. We're a true prep school in the sense that your child will most definitely be prepared for college. My freshman year NA encouraged me to do a sport and I had never done so. I became so dedicated to my sport that my junior year i had multiple fine universities trying to recruit me. All of this happened because NA encouraged me to try something new. The closest communities you'll find. NA is one of a kind and I assure you you'll find nothing else like it. Couldn't have had a better 4 years.
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The school is very well organized. They have an amazing faculty and the courses are very challenging. They are definitely big advocates of learning. However my child still has fun!!!
When it comes to math education Newark Academy is the place to go. Frequently you will see 6th grades taking Algebra. And in 8th grade they have a class that combines algebra 2 and pre-calclus. Once in a while you see kids take Calculus AB/BC in 9th grade
NE is the best school I attended -- not excluding an Ivy League University and Ivy Law School. The faculty is amazing. The facilities make NA more of a small college than a high school. Oneclook at NA's breathtaking Livingston campus tells the story. It's tough to get in -- but once you're there you're in a close-knit community of brilliant students exceptional teachers and coaches and administrators who care.
I entered Newark Academy as a sixth grader and I can proudly say it was the best decision of my life. NA has molded me into a well rounded person and fostered my needs and wants. Newark Academy encourages students to work hard but most importantly it encourages students to positively contribute to the community both academic athletic and community service wise. I am a typical Newark Academy student. What does that entail? I have all A's and A-'s. I'm in all honors courses and am taking AB/BC calculus and ap french as a SOPHOMORE. I actively participate in 17 clubs 2 of which I am on the executive board. I am on the student council and I logged over 50 hours of community service this year. I am going to be interning at a hedge fund this summer as well as traveling to Senegal to fulfill my immersion requirement. There I will spend 3 weeks building schools speaking french and learning to assimilate with the Senegalese culture. Newark Academy isn't obsessive about going to good schools creating intelligent scholars etc. The students at Newark Academy naturally fill in these rolls and become great well rounded people. 30% of the senior class of 2011 are going Ivy League.
Would someone please comment on Newark Academy vs Montcalir Kimberley for a Montclair area family? My middle schooler is extremely strong in math but MKA's curriculum seems comparable to NA's in those subjects. I'd prefer to keep him closer to home for a fuller social life with more kids from closer to school if the difference is truly negilible. What are the facts that support NA's stronger academic reputation and does the disparity decrease at the HS level? (Please ignore the stars ... I had to fill in this section!)
I entered NA as a new ninth grader and I thought I wouldn't be able to survive in such a prestigious private high school. I was so wrong. The students and faculty made the transition into NA easy and now I absolutely love it here. Everything about this school makes me want to work harder in class in sports in finding myself. Students are pushed to try everything before making a decision. The school opens us to worlds beyond our own bubbles. I couldn't ask for a better learning environment with all the right people involved. Thank you to everyone who has shaped my life in ways I cannot put into words.
NA is such a pleasant community for learning and interacting with others. Academics are great- you get such a solid education. It is known for its superb IB program.
NA is such a great school that I can't believe its a school I'm still learning things every day but the teachers and so nice everyone is so friendly that I would hate to be sick for even one day!
I can't imagine any of my 3 children having a better High School experience than NA. It's a place where kids are encouraged to find out who they are rather than attempt to become like everyone else.
NA isn't that great of a school. You will end up wasting money because the teachers are uncooperative and the school lacks education. It is a year behind a regular public school.
Superb in every way. Excellent balance between academics and athletics.
This school is so great. My kids love it here. Words cannot describe how the teachers helped them here. They learned so much.
Both my sons graduated from Newark Academy. Both attended Harvard and graduated with honors. And both concur that the best teachers they've ever had were at N.A. ! (College was a breeze.) They remain friends with many of their teachers and stay in touch going back to visit whenever possible. Newark Academy... 150 words are not enough! An altogether great learning experience.