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

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. 

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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

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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.

Foundation Academies Does Not Tolerate Acts of Harassment, Intimidation, or Bullying.

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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.

FA Shares Health Resources for Families

By Foundation Academies Support Staff | May 9, 2022
mental health

¿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…


Covid-19 Vaccination Clinics with Henry J. Austin Health Center

By Foundation Academies Support Staff | April 29, 2022
Vaccination Town Hall

¿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: Clínica de Vacunas…