Achieve More Together

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

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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.

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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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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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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?

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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 Protocols and Returning Safely to In-Person Learning on Tuesday, January 18th

By Foundation Academies Support Staff | January 14, 2022
Return to In-Person Learning January 2022

¿Prefieres leer en español? Vea la historia a continuación. DEAR FOUNDATION ACADEMIES FAMILY, I want to start by thanking you for your grace and support to the staff and each other during this time. We recognize the importance of keeping our children and families safe AND having our children back in school with their peers and our caring staff. We understand that COVID has forced us to continuously pivot and we, as a school, embrace the certainty of this change and all of the many changes that will occur, even when it is inconvenient. In this letter, I need to…


Meal pick-up plan for the week of January 3, 2022 /// Plan de distribución de comidas para la semana del 3 de enero de 2022

By Graig Weiss | January 2, 2022

Hello Families, Due to remote learning, Foundation Academies has implemented the following meal pick-up plan for the week of January 3, 2022.  As a reminder, all families receive free meals this year regardless of current meal status. Please see below for details: Monday, January 3, 2022: Meals for the day will be distributed from 9am-11am at both 22 Grand Street and 363 W. State Street (rear entrance). Tuesday, January 4, 2022: Meals for the remainder of the week will be distributed from 11am-1pm at both 22 Grand Street and 363 W. State Street (rear entrance). Please continue to visit our…