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.

K-8 Parents Who Selected Hybrid Learning: Please Attend Our Info Session on Arrival and Dismissal /// Padres de K-8 que eligieron el aprendizaje híbrido: asistan a nuestra sesión de información sobre la llegada y la salida

By Michelle Lawlor | March 25, 2021
K-8 Arrival and Dismissal Info Session

K-8 families: Did you select Hybrid Learning for your students?  If so, please join our Arrival and Dismissal Info Session on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. to get important details on how arrival and dismissal will work at our 363 West State Street campus.  Please log-in using your student’s FA email address to watch. LINK TO JOIN: — Familias K-8: ¿Eligieron el aprendizaje híbrido para sus estudiantes? Si es así, únase a nuestra sesión de información sobre llegada y salida el martes 30 de marzo de 2021 a las 5:30 p.m. para obtener detalles importantes sobre cómo…


Reopening Update: Please Attend Our Parent Information Sessions for Details /// Actualización de reapertura: Asista a nuestras sesiones de información para padres para obtener más detalles

By Graig Weiss | March 11, 2021
Reopening Update: Please Attend Our Parent Information Sessions for Details!

March 11, 2021 Dear FAmily, Foundation Academies is excited to announce that we are planning to transition to hybrid learning beginning on Monday, April 12, 2021.  We will begin welcoming students back using a phased approach, with our newest students in Kindergarten and 9th Grade on April 12, followed by students in Grades 2, 5, 8 and 12 on April 19, and finally, with ALL students K-12 returning on April 26, 2021.  We know that every family’s situation is different, and so you may choose the solution that works BEST for your family. You may choose to have your child(ren)…