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

Every Child Deserves Access to Opportunity

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

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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

Foundation Academy Collegiate

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.

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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.

Meal Pickups Resume Twice Per Week /// Las recolecciones de comidas se reanudan dos veces por semana – Feb 23, 2021

By Michelle Lawlor | February 22, 2021
Meal Pickups Resume Twice Per Week Feb 22, 2021

We are resuming the regular Tuesday morning meal pickups at 363 West State Street (10 a.m. – 12 p.m.), and will ALSO offer Thursday evening pickups at the Foundation Academy Collegiate high school campus. The weekly meal pickup schedule is as follows: Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the rear of 363 West State StreetThursdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 22 Grand Street. Go to the Arch Street entrance. Meals are available at NO COST for ALL Trenton, FA, and Out-of-District students under 18. Students do NOT need to be present, and parents, guardians, or a…


Meal Pickup Canceled for Feb. 18, 2021 /// Recogida de comidas cancelada para el 18 de febrero de 2021

By Michelle Lawlor | February 18, 2021

Due to today’s inclement weather, MEAL PICKUP at 22 Grand Street is CANCELLED for tonight, THURSDAY, FEB 18, 2021.  We are in the process of confirming new pickup dates and times, and will post another update here on social media as soon as possible. Stay safe, FAmily! — Debido al mal tiempo de hoy, la RECOGIDA DE COMIDA en 22 Grand Street está CANCELADA para esta noche, JUEVES 18 DE FEBRERO DE 2021. Estamos en el proceso de confirmar nuevas fechas y horarios de recogida, y publicaremos otra actualización aquí en las redes sociales lo antes posible. ¡Mantente a salvo,…