Foundation Academy Middle

Exploring Their Role
In the World

Founded in 2007, FA Middle serves students
in Grades 6 through 8.

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At FA Middle...

Trying new things and exploring options helps students begin to develop a sense of themselves and challenge themselves to grow academically and socially. Nurturing the whole person is our objective. 


About Foundation Academy Middle

When students enter FA Middle, they are viewed no longer as developing children but as developing members of the global community. In grades six through eight, the curriculum shifts—both in academics and character development—to expand into areas of self-pride, exploratory learning, and developing skill sets that can be applied to their future careers and interests. 

At FA Middle, we focus on celebrating our backgrounds and the differences between us, as well as increasing the rigor of lessons to model what will be expected of them in high school.

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Angela Joyner

Angela Joyner, FA Middle School Principal

My "Why..."

"This work is connected to my purpose and a matter of social justice. My desire is to impact students that look like me and empower them to not only advocate for themselves, but also see that no matter their socioeconomic status and background, they can attain WHATEVER their heart desires."

Ms. Joyner joined Foundation Academy Charter School in January 2020. Prior to joining Foundation, Ms. Joyner was the Middle School Principal at Gestalt Community Schools in Memphis, Tennessee, where she also served as Dean of Instruction and the Founding Turnaround High School Academy Director at Frayser Community Schools. She also held multiple positions at Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, rising from English Teacher to Instructional Dean to Literacy Coach. Ms. Joyner’s career also includes a stint as Language Arts Teacher in the Baltimore Public Schools.  Ms. Joyner holds a bachelor's degree from Johnson C. Smith University, a Middle Grades Teaching Certification from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a Master of Arts in Executive Leadership in Education from Gardner-Webb University. Ms. Joyner received her Principal Certification through RELAY Graduate School of Education.

Meet the rest of the staff!

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Learn More About Our Schools

FA Elementary

Grades K-5

FA Middle School

Grades 6-8

FA Collegiate

Grades 9-12

Our schools are in Trenton, NJ 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.