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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

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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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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 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.

Kindersmile Dental Services at FA

By Foundation Academies Support Staff | October 18, 2021
KinderSmile Dentist

¿Prefieres leer en español? Vea la historia a continuación. Attention FAmilies: we are collaborating with KinderSmile to provide dental services for FA students at the high school! Dental services are voluntary, confidential, and include: screenings, cleaning, fluoride treatment and referrals if necessary. Dental services will be available on the following dates: Friday, November 5th from 9:30am to 12:30pm in the high school gym for all high school students.  You MUST complete & submit the consent forms for your high school student by Wednesday, October 27 at 3:30 p.m. to participate. Tuesday, November 9th from 9:30am to 12:30pm in the K-8 gym…


This Week: Picture Days for Grades K-8

By Foundation Academies Support Staff | October 18, 2021
Picture day

Picture day is here! Every year represents a new memory and a new milestone. Students must wear their uniforms to school for picture day. Primary School (grades K-2) Tuesday 10/19 Code EVTSKFVK7 Intermediate School (Grades 3-5) Wednesday 10/20 Code EVTV76TWG Middle School (Grades 6-8) Thursday 10/21 Code EVT7DHZVZ  * Students cannot bring money to school before picture day. Teachers will not collect money from students. * Students will give their order forms directly to the photographer on picture day. The exact dollar amount, including the sales tax, must be enclosed. The tax amount is indicated on the order form. The photographer and…