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.

We Need Your Help to #ThankaTeacher!

By Foundation Academies Support Staff | April 26, 2022

Times have been tough, but our teachers are tougher. There’s something you can do to honor them for going beyond the call of duty to make a positive impact on our scholar’s learning and development. During Teacher Appreciation Week (May 2-6), we’re inviting families, alumni, friends, and anyone in our community to recognize the amazing contributions of our educators by sending them a personal message! Make a tax-deductible donation in the name of a teacher to our #ThankaTeacher Campaign. In return, we’ll give them a special “Certificate of Appreciation” during Teacher Appreciation Week with candies and a personalized message from…


Spring Break Reminder & Computer Collection

By Foundation Academies Support Staff | April 7, 2022
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¿Prefieres leer en español? Vea la historia a continuación. Hello Foundation Parents, As a reminder, there will be no school for students April 14th-22nd due to Data Day, Good Friday and Spring Break. All students grades 3-12 will be asked to leave their computers in their homeroom/advisory on Wednesday, 4/13 before they leave for the day. During the break, the Tech Team will collect, assess, and label each machine with the name of the student it is assigned to, and then return all computers to the homeroom/advisory. (Students SHOULD NOT leave their charger at school.) If you have any questions,…