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.

Incoming Kindergarten Parents: Pick Up Your Child’s Computer This Week! /// Padres de estudiantes que ingresan al kindergarten: ¡Recojan la computadora de su hijo esta semana!

By Michelle Lawlor | June 14, 2021
Kindergarten Computer Pick Up

Attention all parents of incoming Kindergarteners: Don’t forget to pick up your child’s computer this week! Pickup is available at 363 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08618 at the following dates and times: Monday, June 14, 2021, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.Tuesday, June 15, 2021, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, 2021, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Atención a todos los padres de los estudiantes de kindergarten entrantes: ¡No se olviden de recoger la computadora de su hijo esta semana! La recogida está disponible en 363 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08618 en las siguientes…


COVID-19 Health Data Report – Week of June 7-11, 2021

By Michelle Lawlor | June 11, 2021

Dear FAmily,  We are sending all families a weekly update regarding the status of cases of COVID-19 at Foundation Academies. Since reopening on April 12th, 2021, we have not experienced an increase in the number of COVID cases in our schools. Status as of June 11, 2021 We have experienced 0 confirmed cases. Foundation Academies (All schools) Status: Foundation Academies will remain in hybrid. According to guidance provided by the NJ Department of Health as well as the COVID-19 health and safety procedures we have implemented, this situation does not require a school shut down.  Foundation Academies continues to work…