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 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,…


Mid-Winter Break – Thursday, February 11 through Monday, February 15, 2021

By Michelle Lawlor | February 10, 2021
Mid-Winter Break 2021 Dates

Reminder: Mid-Winter Break! There will be no school Thursday, February 11 through Monday, February 15, 2021 (Presidents’ Day). We will resume remote learning on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. Enjoy the long weekend, and we’ll see you next Tuesday! UPDATE REGARDING MEAL PICKUPS SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11 AT 22 GRAND STREET:  We are watching the weather forecast closely. At this time, we are still planning to proceed with meal pickups as scheduled for Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 22 Grand Street from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.  In the event that inclement weather causes us to cancel, we will post…

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