Education Careers

Make a Difference

At FA, you will be seen, heard and appreciated.

You will be coached. You will learn and grow.

You will be a leader.

You will be a difference-maker.


Foundation Academy Charter School is a learning community dedicated to closing the opportunity gap for youth in the capital city of  Trenton, NJ.

Our Employee Value Promise

At Foundation Academy, we make a Promise to our scholars to equip them to excel in learning and empower them to lead lives of purpose. We also make a Promise to each other.

This is a learning community. We love and laugh. We tackle challenges & celebrate success.

We hold ourselves in high regard.

We value each other -- and we show appreciation with our Employee Value Promise supporting growth, wellness and financial security.


  • Comprehensive medical insurance
  • Family Leave
  • Coaching with a certified Wellness Coach
  • "Smart Casual" dress code
  • 20 vacation days + 10 sick days +3 personal days
Nurses (1)


  • Planning time built into teaching schedules
  • Extra pay for tutoring, summer teaching
  • Stipends for duties beyond your role
  • Paid week off at Thanksgiving + end of school year
  • Orientation to prepare for launch of academic year
  • Staff appreciation events


  • Inclusive decision-making
  • 2X2 monthly meetings with your manager
  • 90-day performance evaluations
  • Staff Culture + Intent to Return surveys
  • Schoolwide Community Day forums


  • Competitive Salary
  • Tenure
  • NJ Pension System membership
  • 403b matching
  • Flexible Savings Plan + Health Savings Account
  • Employee discounts on retail, vacation purchases

About Us

Too often, society underestimates the talent, ambition and purpose of our scholars based on the color of their skin or their zip code.

But what society doesn't know is that our Scholars are full of passion, perseverance and genius.

We see our scholars and their value. We empower them to be who they were created to be.

Since opening our doors in 2007, our learning community has been bridging the opportunity gap for children in Trenton, NJ. We serve more than 1,000 scholars K-12. Our graduation rate exceeds statewide averages. And our college acceptance rate exceeds 99%.


Join us. Together, let's prove what's possible.


At Foundation Academies, we are making history.

Elementary students and friends

We are Community

At Foundation Academies, there is no “them.”

Each of us is a leader and decision-maker.

We say “Yes, let’s…” to create innovative solutions together.

We partner with our FAmilies so scholars can thrive.

We see ourselves in our scholars.

And they see themselves in us.

Striving for excellence, we are proof they can excel.

We don't give up.

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At Foundation Academies, we believe that when we can bring our whole selves to work on a day-to-day basis, we become happier, more comfortable, and more confident. In turn, that strong sense of self translates to happier and more confident students. Foundation aims to build internal teams with talent from all different backgrounds and lifestyles so that our students can see a wide variety of what success looks like across gender, race, religion, ethnicity, gender expression, and other markers of identity.

Our Schools

FA Elementary

Grades K-5

FA Middle School

Grades 6-8

FA Collegiate

Grades 9-12

Our schools are just a quick car ride to downtown Princeton, a 45-minute SEPTA ride to Center City Philadelphia, or a hop on the NJ Transit Express to New York City. Click on the logos to learn more about our schools.