Achieve More Together

Outperforming 92% of All Public Schools in New Jersey

Foundation Academies high school students
FA shield with laurels and star

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.

Foundation Academies graduating seniors

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.

FA Primary students enjoying a summer carnival social
Every child deserves access to opportunity.
Foundation Academy Primary Logo

Grades K-2

Foundation Academy Intermediate Logo

Grades 3-5

Foundation Academy Middle Logo

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.

Careers at FA

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.

Parent resources: Welcome to our family-like culture

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 Academy Middle student and teacher

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?

FA Primary Students learning in class.


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.

Reminders for Kindergarteners and 9th Grade Hybrid Learning students in GROUP B attending in-person on Thursday, April 15, 2021 /// Recordatorios para estudiantes de jardín de infantes y estudiantes de noveno grado en el GRUPO B de aprendizaje híbrido que asistirán en persona el jueves 15 de abril de 2021

By Michelle Lawlor | April 14, 2021
Phased Return Dates

A few reminders for Kindergarteners and 9th Graders in Hybrid Learning Group B (Thursday/Friday) Kindergarteners:  Arrival begins at 7:40 a.m. Take the Health Screener Survey (sent to your child’s FA email address) before you leave homeScreenshot the result and have it ready to show to staffArriving by car? Please display your child’s name card on your car’s dashboardIf we do not have your child’s health records, your child cannot attend in-person 9th Graders: Arrival begins at 7:30 a.m.Take your Health Screener Survey before you leave home (it will be sent to your FA email)Screenshot the result and have it ready to…


Spring Break April 2-9, 2021 and Hybrid Learning Begins April 12, 2021 /// Vacaciones de primavera del 2 al 9 de abril de 2021 y el aprendizaje híbrido comienza el 12 de abril de 2021

By Michelle Lawlor | April 1, 2021
Spring Break April 2-9 and Hybrid Learning Begins April 12!

Who’s ready for SPRING BREAK? Reminder, FAmily: there is NO SCHOOL from Friday, April 2, through Friday, April 9, 2021.  Meal pickups will continue over the break on Tuesday, April 3 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 363 West State Street, and on Thursday, April 8, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 22 Grand Street.   After the break, our transition to Hybrid Learning begins!  Make sure you’re ready! Spring Break is a great time to make sure you’re familiar with all the details about Hybrid Learning. Visit this page for everything you need to know:  We look…