Our mission is to ensure that all of our students secure the academic knowledge and skills to prepare them for the nation's finest colleges, and to instill in them the core values of caring, respect, responsibility, and honesty.
"The teachers at Foundation Academies hold us to high standards because they know we can achieve more than we were set up to achieve."
Sundus Reshid, Class of 2018
"I am grateful for my experience at Foundation Academies. Foundation has pushed me and helped me realize I can accomplish all my dreams."
Kayla McKellar, Class of 2020
“Foundation has turned me into a great student, a great leader, and also a great person. I will use all of the social, emotional, and academic skills I’ve learned here throughout my entire life."
Ari Jenkins, Class of 2021
"My time at Foundation Academy Collegiate was the best 4 years of my life so far. The best part by far was the amazing teachers and staff who supported me from start to finish."
Jackie Gutierrez, Class of 2020
"Thanks for helping to build my tireless work ethic! As hard as things seemed during my college career, I always felt motivated to keep pushing through."
Camille Echols, Class of 2016
Our vision is to create a wide range of intentional learning experiences in a joyful, inclusive, and culturally responsive environment so that all our scholars can develop the knowledge and skills necessary to fulfill their purpose.
Prepare for College and Beyond
Navigating the road from Kindergarten to and through college. Our four schools are educating and empowering Trenton's youth to pursue a life of achievement and to become the next generation of compassionate, honorable leaders.
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Bold, All-Hands-On-Deck Positivity
Foundation Academies’ students, teachers, families, donors, and volunteers welcome with open arms, lead with compassion, speak up with passion, and are dedicated to a shared mission of youth opportunity and positive community achievement.
Welcome to our Family-Like Culture
Collaborating closely and openly with parents is essential to providing students with the very best education. We communicate often, celebrate transparency, and happily welcome questions, feedback, and involvement.
Foundation Academies Does Not Tolerate Acts of Harassment, Intimidation, or Bullying.
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Make an Impact the World Will See
Public urban education isn’t for everyone, but it’s the calling of our staff—and we answer it with conviction, pride, and dedication. We’re difference-makers who go all-in. Our purpose is to ensure an excellent education for all students, positively influencing the lives of the Black and Brown students we serve.
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for Future Generations
As a free public charter school, Foundation Academies students receive $7,317 less funding per student than their peers in Trenton’s traditional public district schools.
The result? Seven consecutive years of 100% college acceptance.
With such a powerful return on spending, can you imagine how many more students we could educate, nurture, and empower to go to college if more donors made it possible to bridge the funding gap?
Join Our Mission, Change Lives, and Have Fun!
By guest judging a contest, speaking on a panel, conducting mock interviews, or serving on a committee, you can have a lot of fun while helping to make a difference in the lives of our kids.
Primary School Principal Natasia Cooper recently welcomed new families to our learning community and shared news about changes in leadership for the upcoming school year. Haga clic aquí para leer la transcripción de este mensaje de video en español. “After serving as the primary school principal for the past six years I will be moving into the chief academic officer position effective July 1,” Miss Cooper said. “It is with the utmost confidence that I announced Miss Brittany Greco and Miss Kheri Freeman as the new co-leaders for the primary school.” As Chief Academic Officer, Miss Cooper will supervise and…CLICK HERE TO READ MORE /// HAGA CLIC AQUÍ PARA LEER MÁS
School Nurse Carmen Soto was hired to work at Foundation Academy Collegiate in 2020 – not long before the COVID-19 pandemic upended school life. “It was crazy,” she recalled. More than two years later, Nurse Carmen is still helping students, families, faculty and staff deal with COVID. The same health concerns keep Foundation Academy Primary nurses, Deborah Negron and Jatzi Nieto, busy. “If I had one wish it would be that all this would be over and we could get back to normal,” Nurse Deborah said. Working in a school is akin to an emergency room, they said – you…CLICK HERE TO READ MORE /// HAGA CLIC AQUÍ PARA LEER MÁS