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Outperforming 92% of All Public Schools in New Jersey

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Our Mission

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.

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Our Vision

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. 

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Every child deserves access to opportunity.
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Grades K-2

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Grades 3-5

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Grades 6-8

Foundation Academy Collegiate

Grades 9-12

Enroll

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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Get to Know Us

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.

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Parent Resources

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.

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Join Our Team

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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Invest in Leadership
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?

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Volunteer

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.

COVID-19 Health Data Report – Week of September 13-17, 2021

By Michelle Lawlor | September 17, 2021

¿Prefieres leer en español? Vea la historia a continuación. Dear FAmily,  Each week, we will be sending all families an update regarding the status of cases of COVID-19 at Foundation Academies. Status as of September 17, 2021 We have experienced 1 positive case at Foundation Academies requiring 10 students to quarantine.  Foundation Academy Collegiate has 1 confirmed COVID-19 case. Status: As per NJ DOH Guidance all reported close contacts of the positive case have been contacted and informed to quarantine and transfer to remote learning. According to guidance provided by the NJ Department of Health as well as the COVID-19…

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COVID-19 Health Data Report – Week of September 7-10, 2021

By Michelle Lawlor | September 10, 2021

¿Prefieres leer en español? Vea la historia a continuación. Dear FAmily,  Each week, we will be sending all families an update regarding the status of cases of COVID-19 at Foundation Academies. Status as of September 10, 2021 We have experienced 2 positive cases at Foundation Academies.  Foundation Academy Primary School has 1 confirmed COVID-19 case. Status: As per NJ DOH Guidance one classroom was quarantined and transferred to remote learning.  Foundation Academy Intermediate School has 1 confirmed COVID-19 case. Status: As per NJ DOH Guidance two classrooms were quarantined and transferred to remote learning. According to guidance provided by the…

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