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

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.

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.

Meal Pickups Resume Twice Per Week /// Las recolecciones de comidas se reanudan dos veces por semana – Feb 9, 2021

By Michelle Lawlor | February 9, 2021
Meal pickups are now twice per week: Tuesdays and Thursdays

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 Schedule Change /// Cambio de horario de recogida de comidas

By Michelle Lawlor | February 1, 2021
February 1, 2021 - Meal Pickup Schedule Change

Due to Winter Storm Orlena, THERE WILL BE NO MEAL PICKUPS TOMORROW, TUESDAY, FEB 2, 2021.  Instead, on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2021, we have TWO opportunities for meal pickups: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 363 West State Street, Trenton 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 22 Grand Street, Trenton. Use the entrance on Arch Street.  Meals are 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 family friend can pick up meals. — Debido a la tormenta invernal Orlena, NO HABRÁ RECOGIDAS DE COMIDA MAÑANA,…