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.

Friday, Jan. 29, 2021: No School (Staff In-Service) /// Viernes 29 de enero de 2021: No hay clases (Personal: dia de servicio)

By Michelle Lawlor | January 28, 2021
Friday, Jan 29, 2021 - No school

REMINDER: On Friday, January 29, students have NO virtual classes, as FA staff will have an in-service day. Classes will resume online on Monday, February 1, 2021. RECORDATORIO: El viernes 29 de enero, los estudiantes NO tendrán clases virtuales, ya que el personal de FA tendrá un día de servicio. Las clases se reanudarán en línea el lunes 1 de febrero de 2021.


Meal Pickup CANCELED for Jan 25-29, 2021 /// Recogida de comidas CANCELADA del 25 al 29 de enero de 2021

By Michelle Lawlor | January 25, 2021
Meal pickup canceled for the week of Jan 25-29, 2021

There will be NO food pickup at either of Foundation Academies’ campuses this week (January 25-29, 2021). We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. Instead, families may pick up 7 days of free meals on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, from 1-4pm at ANY of the following Trenton Public Schools: Columbus Elementary School1200 Brunswick Avenue Trenton, NJ 08638Phone: (609) 656-4690 Gregory Elementary School500 Rutherford Avenue Trenton, NJ 08618Phone: (609) 656-4740 | Joyce Kilmer Middle School1300 Stuyvesant Avenue Trenton, NJ 08618Phone: (609) 656-4800 MLK Jr. Elementary School401-411 Brunswick Avenue Trenton, NJ 08638Phone: (609) 656-4791 Mott Elementary School45 Stokely Avenue Trenton, NJ 08611Phone: (609)…