Mission, Vision, and Core Beliefs

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

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Our Mission

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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Our Vision for Our Students

Every day, students are excited about learning, are affirmed in their individuality, and develop a mind equipped to think critically through an intellectually challenging curriculum. Students hold themselves and their peers to high expectations and are engaged, socially responsible members of the Trenton community.

Our Vision for Our Families and Staff

Families and staff are integral partners in sustaining a supportive school community that bolsters academic and social-emotional growth, while also developing resilience to face future challenges. 

Staff is committed to being deeply reflective about our culture and ever-evolving teaching practices; we are constantly learning from one another as family-oriented leaders who are devoted to student success.

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Our Vision for Results

As a result of our combined efforts, one hundred percent of our alumni are prepared to choose their own “best-match” academic or career path after they graduate from Foundation Academies. 

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Our Core Beliefs

We believe in serving the whole child, instilling core values, pushing rigorous expectations, and nurturing social-emotional wellness. Preparing students for college and beyond means sustaining relationships with alumni long after they graduate to ensure a strong future. And so, in order to fulfill our mission and bring to life our vision, we must continue to embody our core beliefs.

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Family First

We believe strongly in relationships. We love our students, our families, and the Trenton community. Even when we do not agree, LOVE is at the root of what we do and how we do it. As we have grown as an organization, we have intentionally kept our schools small so that relationships stay at the forefront.


We believe in the importance of humility, recognizing that constant growth is necessary for all people. The Foundation Academies faculty and staff are working together to embody an ever-evolving organization committed to continuously providing a better education for our kids. We want them to embrace lifelong habits of adapting and growing by accepting that learning never ends. To accomplish this, we need to constantly reflect, learn, and challenge each other to be better.

Excellence Always

We believe in the pursuit of excellence in everything that we do. Our classroom instruction, our string concerts, our facilities: all of them should exude excellence. Our children deserve to be raised in that environment so they can thrive and reach their potential.