Achieve More Together

Outperforming 92% of All Public Schools in New Jersey

Foundation Academies high school students
FA shield with laurels and star

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.

Foundation Academies graduating seniors

Our Vision

Every Child Deserves Access to Opportunity

With an unwavering focus on our children, the adults of Foundation Academies seek to continually improve ourselves and our schools in order to spark and support educational excellence across our great city.

FA Primary students enjoying a summer carnival social
Every child deserves access to opportunity.
Foundation Academy Primary Logo

Grades K-2

Foundation Academy Intermediate Logo

Grades 3-5

Foundation Academy Middle Logo

Grades 6-8

Foundation Academy Collegiate

Grades 9-12


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.

Careers at FA

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.

Parent resources: Welcome to our family-like culture

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.

Foundation Academy Middle student and teacher

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.



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?

FA Primary Students learning in class.


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.

Calendar Update: No School Friday, March 19, 2021 /// Actualización del calendario: No hay clases el viernes 19 de marzo de 2021

By Michelle Lawlor | March 2, 2021
No School March 19 /// No Hay Clases 19 de Marzo

FAmily: Please mark your calendars! There will be NO SCHOOL on Friday, March 19, 2021 due to a staff in-service training. Remote learning will resume on Monday, March 22. FAmilia: ¡Por favor marque sus calendarios! NO HABRÁ CLASES el viernes 19 de marzo de 2021 debido a una capacitación en servicio del personal. El aprendizaje remoto se reanudará el lunes 22 de marzo.


Meal Pickups Resume Twice Per Week /// Las recolecciones de comidas se reanudan dos veces por semana – Feb 23, 2021

By Michelle Lawlor | February 22, 2021
Meal Pickups Resume Twice Per Week Feb 22, 2021

We are resuming the regular Tuesday morning meal pickups at 363 West State Street (10 a.m. – 12 p.m.), and will ALSO offer Thursday evening pickups at the Foundation Academy Collegiate high school campus. The weekly meal pickup schedule is as follows: Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the rear of 363 West State Street Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 22 Grand Street. Go to the Arch Street entrance. Meals are available at NO COST for ALL Trenton, FA, and Out-of-District students under 18. Students do NOT need to be present, and parents, guardians, or…

English Español