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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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.

COVID-19 Health Data Report – Week of April 19-23, 2021

By Graig Weiss | April 23, 2021

Dear FAmily,  Starting today, we will be 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 April 23, 2021 We have experienced 1 positive case and 2 close contacts requiring quarantine. Foundation Academy Intermediate has 1 confirmed COVID-19 case. Status: Foundation Academy Intermediate School 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…


Reminders for Hybrid Learning students in Grades K, 2, 5, 8, 9 and 12 in GROUP B attending in-person on Thursday, April 22, 2021 /// Recordatorios para estudiantes de aprendizaje híbrido en los grados K, 2, 5, 8, 9 y 12 en el GRUPO B que asistirán en persona el jueves 22 de abril de 2021

By Michelle Lawlor | April 21, 2021

A few reminders for students in Grades K, 2, 5, 8, 9, and 12 in Hybrid Learning Group B (Thursday/Friday) Grades K, 2, 5, and 8: Arrival begins at 7:40 a.m.  Take your Health Screener Survey (sent to your child’s FA email address) before you leave home Screenshot your survey result to show staff at arrival Arriving by car? Display your child’s name card on your dashboard Wear your uniform and a mask  Bring your fully-charged laptop, charger, and headphones Make sure you have downloaded the PikMyKid app for dismissal Kindergarten families: If we do not have your child’s health…