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.
"The teachers at Foundation Academies hold us to high standards because they know we can achieve more than we were set up to achieve."
Sundus Reshid, Class of 2018
"I am grateful for my experience at Foundation Academies. Foundation has pushed me and helped me realize I can accomplish all my dreams."
Kayla McKellar, Class of 2020
“Foundation has turned me into a great student, a great leader, and also a great person. I will use all of the social, emotional, and academic skills I’ve learned here throughout my entire life."
Ari Jenkins, Class of 2021
"My time at Foundation Academy Collegiate was the best 4 years of my life so far. The best part by far was the amazing teachers and staff who supported me from start to finish."
Jackie Gutierrez, Class of 2020
"Thanks for helping to build my tireless work ethic! As hard as things seemed during my college career, I always felt motivated to keep pushing through."
Camille Echols, Class of 2016
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.
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.
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.
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.
Foundation Academies Does Not Tolerate Acts of Harassment, Intimidation, or Bullying.
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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?
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.
¿Prefieres leer en español? Vea la historia a continuación. May is mental health awareness month. Here, Foundation Academies Social Worker Lismarie Acevedo answers questions about mental health and shares helpful resources. Q. Has the pandemic affected our mental health? Ms. Acevedo: Definitely. The pandemic created a significant shift which caused isolation and changes in development for our scholars. Having access to resources to develop tools to grow socially and emotionally will help in creating long-term success academically and in life as well. Q. How does stress or anxiety show up in children? Ms. Acevedo: Stress or anxiety can show up…CLICK HERE TO READ MORE /// HAGA CLIC AQUÍ PARA LEER MÁS
¿Prefieres leer en español? Vea la historia a continuación. Join us! Foundation Academy & Henry J. Austin Health Center are collaborating to provide free Covid-19 Vaccines starting at ages 5 years and older, as well as Covid-19 Boosters. Two-part event: includes a live Q&A for those who missed the Town Hall Meeting last month. Time: 4 pm – 7 pm Dates: Wednesday, May 4th, 2022AND Wednesday, June 1st, 2022 Location: 363 W. State St., Trenton, NJ 08618 COVID-19 vaccines safe, effective, and free. For more information about vaccine safety and efficacy, please visit the CDC website: www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19. Clínica de Vacunas…CLICK HERE TO READ MORE /// HAGA CLIC AQUÍ PARA LEER MÁS